Lawn Mower Storage Unit (DIY Ideas and Video)
There are many ways to store your lawnmower on your property. Most people choose to keep their mower in a shed or garage, but you can always make your storage system if you don’t have one! You can construct sheds and hangers to optimize the space in your garage, plus more.
There are plenty of DIY shed options available to you, so you can choose the one that works the best with the space you have at home. You may need to buy some materials, but you shouldn’t need a lot.
What are the Best DIY Lawn Mower Storage Units?
Building a budget-friendly shed is easy. However, you can make it larger if you want more storage space. Keep in mind that you’ll need more room to comfortably store a riding lawn mower when compared to traditional push ones.
Construct a Mini Shed
- Two 4×6 skids
- Five 2×4 boards
- Two 1×6 boards
- Eight 1×4 boards
- Eighteen 2×4 boards
- One 4×8 sheet of ¾ inch plywood
- One 4×8 sheet of ⅜ inch plywood
You also will need these tools:
- A nail gun
- A speed square
- A tape measure
- A drill
- A circular saw
You will need first to build a foundation for the shed. You don’t want to make it directly on the ground! You’ll also need to confirm your local area’s building code to determine what type of foundation will work for you. Every location has different requirements.
The plywood makes up the walls and the 2x4s, which act as the internal beams. You also can keep the siding and roof simple or choose more complex designs. This How To Build a Shed video covers everything!
Remember that you don’t have to build the barn door that appears in the video. You can keep your shed as simple as you want for storing your mower and all of your tools.
Create an Overhang
You can also create an overhang to store your lawnmower under. You’ll want to make sure that you use this in combination with a tarp to give your mower the best possible protection from weather damage.
You can add the overhang to another shed or garage on your property. It works very well when your other storage space is too full for the lawnmower to fit. It’s also a lot easier than you may think!
You’ll need to attach rafter extensions to the shed’s rafters. Start by taking off fascia that’s already around the existing rafters. Then, you can connect the overhang. Make sure you never make it longer than two feet, which is often enough space for many push mowers to sit under.
Overhangs also provide better water drainage and keep the rain away from the shed. It’s a great DIY project that shouldn’t take you more than a few days to complete.
Build a Large Shed
If you think you’ll need more space, or want to store your lawnmower with plenty of other tools, then you may need a larger shed. However, you won’t want to attempt a large shed without the proper permits and experience.
When creating a large shed, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Choose a flat area with plenty of space
- Construct the foundation and base
- Construct the frame, then fill it in
- Add the corner boards and the door gap
- Install the roof
- Attach the doors
- Add any final details
It’s a good idea to have some additional help when you build a large shed. Otherwise, it could take a very long time!
Lawn mower storage unit
You don’t have to live in an area with considerable snowfall or ice storms every year to experience freezing temperatures that can potentially damage your outdoor belongings. In fact, it doesn’t even take prolonged extreme temperatures or changes in humidity to damage more sensitive items, such as electronics, wood furniture, and anything with a battery. That’s why, unless you live in an area with mild weather year-round, it’s important to understand the proper way to care for and store your items during the off-seasons.
But exactly how do you store your outdoor equipment and accessories in the winter to ensure they’re ready to be used again in the warmer months? Can you simply throw a tarp over everything? Or do you need to invest in climate-controlled storage? Read on to discover your different winter storage options, as well as how to prep your items for storage.
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Where can you store items during winter?
First things first: Decide what you need to keep on hand during the winter months ahead, versus what you won’t need again until summer rolls around. Are there items like lawn furniture and equipment that shouldn’t be kept outside in the winter elements? Don’t forget about any items that may currently be stored in an outdoor shed. Once you decide what may need to be stored, you have a few storage spots to choose from, depending on the severity of your climate and sensitivity of your items to extreme temperatures. Here’s a quick breakdown of where to store your items and how to do it:
Garage, Attic, or BasementIf you live in a more temperate climate with only a few dips below freezing, consider making room in your garage, attic, or basement for winter storage. Most homes have enough insulation near these spaces that they won’t quite reach freezing. However, if your attic has an air sealing issue, it may be at risk of developing frost, which can melt and cause water damage. See this guide for how to seal your attic space.
Traditional Self-Storage UnitsYou can choose between indoor or outdoor storage units. An outdoor facility is typically the least expensive storage option, and you can drive right up to the door of your unit, which is convenient if you frequently need to load and unload large items. These units provide protection from the basic elements but are more susceptible to dust, debris, and extreme temperatures.
If you live in an area with harsh winters and you expect to need access to your belongings during this time, consider your own comfort in addition to whether your items are sensitive to below-freezing temperatures. Indoor self-storage housed inside a large building can provide somewhat more protection, but your items may still be vulnerable to temperature extremes if the unit doesn’t offer climate control.
Portable Storage ContainersWhile the construction quality and weather resistance of portable storage containers depend on the provider, portable storage units generally aren’t designed to be kept outdoors for months at a time, especially in harsh winter climates with lots of snow and ice. However, a portable storage company such as PODS can keep your container in a secure storage center. Another advantage of PODS portable storage? The container is delivered to your home and then picked up after you load it, so you don’t need to worry about driving a truck on icy winter roads. If you live in a cold climate and are interested in portable storage, find out what type of climate control is available in your area.
Climate-Controlled Storage UnitsThese storage units are usually inside a facility where they generally maintain a temperature between 55 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, along with humidity levels around 55 percent. Temperature-controlled facilities, such as heated storage units, only provide a consistent temperature with no humidity control. Since there are no standards for climate-controlled storage, it’s important to ask the facility for their specific temperature and climate ranges, as well as what they do to ensure the units stay within those guidelines. And, if possible, get this information in writing.
What items need climate-controlled storage for winter?
From electronics to fluid-filled engines and batteries, some items are more susceptible to damage from extreme cold and moisture. Here’s a list of some items that may require climate-controlled storage:
- Electronics and batteries (like those outdoor speakers you love listening to during summer barbeques)
- Wood, wicker, and leather furniture
- Small engine equipment
- DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records
- Outdoor refrigerators
How do you prepare for winter storage?
Whether you’ll be storing your stuff at home or off-site, it’s important to get your items ready for storage to avoid damage. Start by cleaning each item to remove dirt and debris, which will help maintain your belongings over time and make your life easier when you pull stuff out again in the warmer weather. Then, follow these quick tips to prep different types of summer items for winter storage.
Lawn Mowers and Landscaping Equipment Either drain the gas or add fuel stabilizer, change the oil, and remove debris or dirty fluids, which can be corrosive if left to sit for months. Check your storage provider’s guidelines, because some require that all gas be drained. If your mower has a battery, remove it. Check your manufacturer’s user guide online or visit Mowers Direct for more details.
Gardening Tools and Equipment Flower pots and other gardening supplies tend to magically multiply throughout the summer months (or is that just us?), so now’s the perfect time to go through everything and do a little decluttering before preparing for storage. When you’ve gotten rid of all of the broken and unused pieces, FOCUS on maintaining the integrity of the pieces you plan to keep. Consider adding a protective coating to any metal surfaces, sanding down any worn wooden surfaces, and sharpening any metal edges to ensure your pieces are in tip-top shape for the spring.
Gas and Charcoal Grills If you’re going to keep your grill outside, clean it and remove any grease or residue, which can attract wildlife and corrode the metal. Once it’s clean, make sure your grill is protected with a weatherproof cover. You can leave the propane tank outside, but ensure the gas valve is closed. If you’re storing your grill indoors or in a storage facility, you’ll have to remove the propane tank and store it outdoors due to its flammability.
Recreational Gear Keep everything in top condition by cleaning all equipment before storing for the winter. For bikes, inflate the tires and lubricate the cables. Hanging your bike is the best option for storing long-term, so the weight of the frame doesn’t cause damage to slowly deflating tires. To save space, consider storing items like surfboards and kayaks up on wall racks or hanging from the ceiling.
Patio Furniture Unless it’s made from a metal that doesn’t rust, such as aluminum, your patio furniture will have a much longer shelf life if stored inside for the winter. This is especially true for wood or wicker outdoor furniture.
What should you not leave in storage?
Of course, there are the obvious things: food, anything living (like plants and pets), and anything combustible. What may not be so obvious, though, is anything that may contain even the tiniest amount of moisture, which could turn into a mold and mildew nightmare. You know those decorative inflatables you’ve been putting up in your yard every holiday? Yeah, the ones that hang out rain or shine? They’re a prime example of what we’re talking about.
To prevent mold and mildew damage, inspect all items (not just decorative inflatables) for moisture and existing mold or mildew before putting them into storage. That includes avoiding loading items when it’s raining or snowing. Everything should be 100% dry, as one single damp item can spread mold to other things throughout the space, making a small problem much bigger.
As a safeguard, place items in plastic storage bins with lids and wrap larger items in moving blankets or plastic. This can help prevent the spread of mold in case one of your items is damp or carries mold spores. For added protection, consider using desiccants or moisture absorbers.
That first frost of the year can sneak up on you, so make sure your belongings will last through the season ahead with the right storage and maintenance. For more tips on getting your home ready for cold weather, see our Winter Home Maintenance Checklist on the PODS Blog. Need winter storage for your belongings, but don’t want to drive a truck through the snow and ice? Learn more about PODS portable storage container options.
Long-Term Storage for Lawnmower: Tips and Best Practices
Looking for long-term storage for lawnmower equipment? Check out our tips and best practices to keep everything in top condition!
Lawnmowers are necessary for many homeowners, but they can quickly become source of clutter and stress if not correctly stored during those winter months. If you’re looking to keep your push mower, riding lawnmower, and other garden tools for an extended period, there are a few tips and tricks you should know to keep it in good condition. Here are our best practices on long-term storage for lawnmowers and equipment:
Storage for Lawnmower and Lawn Equipment
Depending on the type, size, and amount of lawn care equipment you own, there are various storage options to take advantage of. Here are some of the most common:
Garage storage is probably the most common option for storing equipment. Most garages have enough space to store a push mower and other lawn equipment. There are some disadvantages to this option. First, keep the garage clean and organized to maximize limited storage space. Second, you must decide what you store in the garage because space is limited. If you’re keeping equipment for the winter when you don’t regularly use it, will there still be room for your vehicles? Finally, just because it’s stored in your garage doesn’t mean you don’t have to take measures to ensure your lawn equipment is maintained correctly. It will probably break down over time if you don’t take care of it. And if it breaks down, you’ll need to replace it with a new one.
There are many benefits to using storage sheds for lawn equipment. They are weatherproof and resistant to pests and decay. They also offer an easy way to organize and access tools and equipment.
However, this storage method for lawnmower equipment also has disadvantages. Sheds generally do not offer any climate control. While your equipment might not be so delicate as to require exact temperatures, extreme temperature exposure during long-term storage can still be damaging.
Storage for Lawnmower in a Unit
Self-storage units have become popular storage options for lawnmowers and lawn equipment.
Here are some of the many benefits of self-storage units:
- They can be cheaper than other storage options
- They offer the convenience of being able to store these items close to where they are used. It means you can access your equipment when you need it.
- They can be a good option if using your lawn equipment frequently, as they can hold multiple pieces of equipment at once.
- These units are also secure and usually come with 24-hour security.
When you’re ready to store equipment for the winter, consider using a storage unit. Often these units come with various features, such as climate control.
Prepare your equipment for long-term storage
If you want it to be in good shape when spring rolls around, follow these tips for long-term lawnmower storage.
Remove, sharpen and inspect the blade
To remove the blade, you’ll need to loosen the bolts that connect it to your mower. Then, use a file to sharpen the blade and inspect it for cracks or other damage. Replace it if necessary—you can buy replacement blades at most hardware stores and lawn equipment dealerships. Alternatively, most places have businesses that sharpen and inspect blades for you.
Clean your mower
Clean your mower. First, remove all leaves, twigs, and other debris from the underside of the deck. Remove any buildup of clippings in the chute by using a vacuum attachment to clean it out. Then, use a brush to clean underneath each blade on both sides of your mower’s deck. Finally, hose down your engine with water to remove dirt and grease buildup from moving parts (but don’t let water sit anywhere for too long).
Replace the spark plugs
Spark plugs need to be replaced every year. If you don’t, they can cause your lawnmower to run poorly and might lead to a dangerous fire. Spark plugs are easy and cheap to replace, so there’s no reason not to do it.
To change spark plugs, we recommend you check the owner’s manual for your equipment to see specific instructions. It would be best if you replaced spark plugs every year or two, depending on how often you use your mower and how much grass clippings, debris, and dust it picks up during operation.
It may also be necessary to replace them more frequently if you start having problems with starting or idling more than usual—this is an indication that there’s a problem somewhere within your engine that may require professional attention before any further damage is done to other parts beyond just replacing one component!
Drain and replace engine oil
Your lawnmower, trimmer, and other equipment are essential tools that help you maintain your lawn. They can also be a huge pain if they break down in the middle of the cutting season or while you’re away on vacation.
To prevent malfunctions, ensure your equipment is ready for long-term storage after the last time you use it before winter. This includes draining all fluids from the engine and changing their oil before storing them for months at a time. Oil is vital to keeping your engine running smoothly and safely.
When an engine gets cold (as in winter), its oil will thicken and become more difficult to pump through its pipelines when it warms up again later in the year when you’re ready to use it again.
In addition, old oil will begin breaking down over time into sludge that clogs up vital parts of your machine’s internal workings if left unattended too long under these conditions.
Remove the battery
It’s essential to remove the battery from your mower before storing it. Otherwise, you may experience damage to the equipment or injury while trying to start it in the spring.
- Ensure all accessories are disconnected from your lawnmower, including any extension cords or power tools used during storage.
- Remove the key from its storage compartment on your lawnmower and store it safely.
- Refer to your owner’s manual for instructions on removing the battery from your model and how to store the battery correctly.
Lubricate essential parts
Before putting your equipment away, you should lubricate all the moving parts. Lubricating your lawnmower will make springtime start-up much more effortless. Here are some steps to take:
- Apply a few drops of oil to each blade. Wipe away any excess with a rag or shop towel.
- Apply a little bit of 3 in 1 oil (or other multi-purpose oil) on all four wheels that roll and each roller shoe if yours have them. This will help prevent rust from forming in those areas and allow for easier rolling when you’re ready to use it again!
- After cleaning out any debris inside the engine compartment, apply small amounts of motor oil where metal meets metal—especially around nuts holding things together and connecting rods near their bearings—and where bearings sit against their housing units. This will ensure smooth operation during storage without causing corrosion or damage over time due to a lack of lubrication during off-season storage periods.
Store in a dry and clean space
After you’ve finished using your lawn equipment, it’s time to store it. If a storage shed isn’t an option, keep in mind that there are many ways to store your gear outside a shed or garage. Perhaps the safest and most straightforward solution is within your unit at South Rock Storage!
Here are some essential things to keep in mind when storing any lawn equipment:
- Store in a dry and clean space. It’s best to find a place where the ground is level and has no moisture, such as under a carport or on your driveway. Don’t let your mower sit out in the rain because this will cause rusting over time!
- Don’t store near heat sources like fireplaces or furnaces since heat may damage certain parts of the machine, like paint jobs or plastic parts.
Remember to keep your lawnmower in good working order by following these tips and tricks for long-term storage. This will ensure that your lawnmower can serve you for many years.
Of all the storage options mentioned, storing lawnmowers and other equipment in self-storage units is the best. It will provide a safe and secure spot for your lawnmower to be held in, protecting it from water, dust, and other elements that can damage or destroy it. It also gives you the peace of mind that it will be safely stored and not damaged. This will allow you to use your lawnmower when you need it and keep it in good shape, improving your overall working experience.
If you are in Wichita, Kansas, and looking for a place to store your lawnmower, look no further than South Rock Storage. Our storage units provide you with the utmost security, making you feel confident that your belongings will be safe from theft and damage.
Tips for Getting the Best Deal on Self-Storage: Military Discounts and
Self-storage military discounts are just one way to get the best deal on a self-storage unit. Here are four more tips.
Self-storage is a great way to store your belongings when you don’t have enough space in your home. While it can be expensive, there are ways to get the best deal on self-storage in Wichita, Kansas. One way is to take advantage of self-storage military discounts. They are available at many storage facilities, so be sure to ask about them when you’re shopping around. Here are five tips for getting the best deal on self-storage in Wichita, Kansas: How to Get the Best Deal on Self-Storage 1. Compare and features of different self-storage facilities When looking for self-storage, it’s essential to do your research and compare and features. This will help you find the best deal possible and get exactly what you need from your self-storage facility. To get quotes from multiple facilities, start by reaching out to a few different places in your area. Some self-storage providers may offer discounts or special promotions, so ask about any available deals. Not all self-storage facilities post their rates online, so it’s always best to call and ask for a quote if you can’t find the information you’re looking for online. Look no further than South Rock Storage for affordable self-storage in Wichita, Kansas. We are conveniently located at 8282 East Oak Knoll St., and with our reasonable rates and military discounts, we’re an excellent choice for military members. So if you’re looking for reliable storage at an unbeatable price, call us at 316-618-8282 and get a quote today! 2. Inquire about military discounts Self-storage discounts for military members are a great way to save on storage rental costs. Most self-storage facilities in Wichita, KS, offer a discount to military personnel, so it’s definitely worth asking when shopping for a self-storage unit. McConnell Air Force Base is up the road from South Rock Storage, so call or visit our facility to inquire about our latest military discounts. Self-storage military discounts can range from a percentage of the rental rate to a waived security deposit, so be sure to ask about the details when speaking with a self-storage facility representative. With the money you save with a self-storage military discount, you’ll be able to put it towards other important things, like groceries or your monthly car payment. So don’t forget to inquire about self-storage military discounts the next time you’re looking for a place to store your belongings! 3. Look for coupons and deals Looking for the best deal on self-storage can sometimes be a challenge. After all, there are so many options, and it can feel overwhelming trying to sort through them all. But the good news is that there are many ways to find coupons and deals on self-storage. For one thing, you can often find coupons or discounts online through self-storage facilities or websites that specialize in listing deals and coupons for a wide range of products and services. You can also look for offers in your local newspaper or other print publications. By shopping around and keeping an eye out for special discounts, you can easily find a suitable self-storage facility at a price that fits your budget. 4. Ask about special promotions Many self-storage facilities offer special promotions from time to time. If you’re looking to save money, be sure to ask about any special promotions that may be going on. You may be able to get a discount for signing up for a more extended rental period or for paying in advance. Some facilities also offer discounts for referrals, so if you know someone looking for storage, be sure to mention it. By taking advantage of special promotions, you can often get a great deal on the storage you need. 5. Pack your belongings carefully to avoid damage and maximize space When you’re packing your belongings for storage, it’s essential to take a few extra minutes to pack them carefully. This will help avoid damage and make the most of the space in your storage unit. Start by wrapping delicate items in bubble wrap or padding them with soft fabric. Then, use storage bins and boxes to group items and make the most of the space. Fill any empty spaces with crumpled-up newspaper or fabric to help prevent damage. And be sure to label everything so you can find it easily when you need it. With extra care, you can avoid damage and make the most of your storage unit. Final Thoughts When it comes to storing your belongings, self-storage is a great option. By providing you with flexible storage space at an affordable price, self-storage can help keep your items safe and secure without wasting valuable space in your home. Follow these tips to get the best deal on self-storage units in Wichita, KS. First, when it comes to self-storage deals, research is critical. Look for providers that offer self-storage military discounts or other special promotions, and be sure to ask about any available seasonal or time-limited offers. Second, determine exactly how much storage space you require before choosing a self-storage unit. This will help ensure that you don’t pay for more space than you need and also allow you to find a unit that perfectly fits your needs. Finally, when choosing a self-storage facility in Wichita, KS, look for a company like South Rock Storage. With state-of-the-art security features and convenient location options, South Rock Storage can help make storing your belongings easy and hassle-free. We offer superior customer service and a wide range of unit sizes and amenities. So why wait? Contact South Rock Storage today to learn more about our unbeatable self-storage deals in Wichita, KS.
Boat Storage: a Guide for Self-Storage
At South Rock Storage, we understand that your boat is a big investment. That’s why we offer secure storage units to help you protect your investment.
We understand that your boat is a significant investment at South Rock Storage. That’s why we offer secure storage units to help you protect your investment. Whether you need to store your boat for the winter or you’re looking for long-term storage, we have a unit that will fit your needs. As you prepare to store with South Rock Storage, follow our helpful guide for proper storage to ensure your boat is ready for the next season. Please note that these are our recommendations. Do your research, and consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions. Clean your boat To prepare your boat for storage, we recommend cleaning it thoroughly and drying it completely. This will help to prevent mold and mildew from forming. Be sure to clean all surfaces, including the hull, deck, upholstery, and carpets. If you have a canvas cover, clean it and ensure it is dry before storing it. Remove all items from the boat Before you store your boat, be sure to remove all items from the boat, including life jackets, fishing gear, and any other personal belongings. This will help to protect your belongings and prevent them from being damaged during storage. Drain all fluids It’s crucial to drain all fluids from your boat before storing it. This includes fuel, oil, and coolant. If possible, open all hatches and compartments to allow air to circulate. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to do this. Use a dehumidifier If you are storing your boat in an enclosed space, it is essential to take measures to prevent mold and mildew from forming. One way to do this is to use a dehumidifier to help keep the air dry. Mold and mildew need moist conditions to grow, so by keeping the air dry and circulating, you can help to discourage their growth. Dehumidifiers work by removing moisture from the air, which can help prevent mold and mildew from taking hold. In addition, it is important to ensure that the space is well-ventilated. Remove the battery When you’re getting your boat ready for storage, one of the most important things to do is to remove the battery. If you leave the battery in the boat, it’s likely to leak and cause damage. The best way to avoid this is to remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry place. If you don’t have a place to store the battery, you can always disconnect it from the boat and leave it outside. Just be sure to cover it so that it doesn’t get wet or damaged by the elements. Taking these simple precautions can help prevent your battery from leaking and damaging your boat. Cover your boat If you’re storing your boat for an extended time, we recommend covering it with a tarp. This will help to protect it from the elements and keep it clean while in storage. Tarps and shrink wrap are relatively inexpensive, and they can save you a lot of time and money in the long run by protecting your boat from the sun, wind, and rain. Repair damages before storage As the boating season closes, it’s important to consider how you’ll store your boat for the winter. While some people opt to keep their boat in the water year-round, this can be costly and cause wear and tear on the hull. For most people, storing the boat on land makes more sense. However, simply putting your boat in storage is not enough. It would be best if you took the time to prepare your boat for storage properly. This means fixing anything that is broken, worn, or damaged. By taking care of repairs now, you can avoid long wait times and higher costs later. Plus, you’ll be able to hit the water as soon as the weather warms up! Double check your owner’s manual Many people believe that their insurance will cover any damage that occurs to their boat. However, most carriers only provide coverage for accidents and acts of God, not damages caused by a lack of maintenance. You could face a hefty repair bill if your boat is not properly winterized or stored. Luckily, winterizing and storing your boat doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Taking a few simple precautions can help ensure that your boat stays in good condition all season long. Just be sure to consult the owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to winterize and store your particular model. Prepare your boat to store While the requirements to store a boat are different in every case, some best practices apply to all. Please consult with the owner’s manual specific to your boat, but we recommend the following at a minimum. Be sure to give your boat a thorough cleaning inside and out. Besides cleaning your boat, this gives you time to discover anything that might need repair before putting your boat away until the spring. After cleaning your boat, apply a rust inhibitor to your steering and control cables. Choose the right storage facility Regarding boat storage, there are a few things to consider to ensure your boat is adequately taken care of: First, you’ll want to make sure the facility has proper security in place to deter any would-be thieves. Next, you’ll want to confirm that the storage unit is big enough to accommodate your boat. Finally, you’ll want to ask about the facility’s policy on storing boats during inclement weather. This is important to know in case you need to make alternate arrangements for your boat in the event of a storm. By taking the time to find a storage facility that meets all of your needs, you can rest assured that your boat will be safe and sound until you’re ready to hit the open water again. Being in the business since 2006, South Rock Storage understands the importance of finding the proper storage solution for your boat. That’s why we offer secure, spacious storage units that can accommodate boats of all sizes. The above tips on preparing your boat for storage are only recommendations. Make sure to consult your owner’s instruction manual for specific guidelines on how to prepare your boat for storage.
Tips For Storing Your Lawn Equipment
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Summertime means constant grass cutting so you can enjoy family time on the lawn. But when winter rolls around, it’s time to store that lawn mower to make sure it stays pristine. Noah’s Ark Self Storage is here for you with some tips for storing your lawn equipment this season!
Preparing Your Lawn Equipment For Winter
Even if you won’t be using your mower all winter, it’s important to keep it in good condition. After all, the lawn mower won’t get any cleaner sitting in storage!
First up, it’s important to clean the mower. You’ll need to remove the spark plug and tip the mower over. It’s important to make sure that you don’t drain the oil into the air filter. Once you’ve drained the engine oil, you can clean out any dirt and grass clippings.
When it comes to the great debate on whether you should drain the fuel from your mower, we have an answer. Although fuel will destabilize after a month, there’s a reason to leave fuel in your mower. If you drain the fuel from the tank, the carburetor will oxidize the tiny droplets of gas and it can turn into a gummy mess. We recommend keeping the fuel and fuel stabilizer in your mower’s tank because a drained tank will put undue stress on the carburetor.
You should also complete any repairs and sharpen the blades on your mower. Finally, you’ll need to change the filters and oil of the machine. Now, you’re ready to cover up the mower with a tarp and store it for the winter.
Lawn Equipment Storage
If you don’t have a garage or shed at your disposal, self storage is perfect to keep your lawn mower safe in colder months. No matter what, you should keep the machine stored in an enclosed building, and it helps to be climate-controlled. Before you tuck away your machine for the winter, it’s important to store it properly.
- Never store your lawn mower next to a heat source.
- Do not stow the mower vertically. The only exception is if it was built for vertical storage.
- If you tip the mower on its side to store, it’s important to detach the spark plug wire from the plug. You should also point the plug upwards to keep the oil away from the air filter, and you should drain the gas in this case.
With these lawn storage ideas, you’ll be happy to find your pristine mower again in the spring! Following these tips will keep your equipment safe all winter long, so make sure you have the perfect storage space for it all.
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