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Storing Your Lawn Mower

August 28, 2020 6:56 am

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Whatever the size of your lawn, you will use your lawn mower more than any other garden tool. It is important to store it somewhere safe and accessible so that you can ensure it remains in working order and you can get to it when you need to use it on a regular basis.

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Petrol or Electric?

Petrol lawn mowers tend to be larger, so if you are short on space an electric mower may be your best option. However, petrol mowers are safer to use than electric mowers, as there is no cable trailing across the garden for you to accidentally mow over. Petrol mowers are often more powerful also, so make short work of larger lawns.

Storage Options

Whether you have opted for a petrol or electric mower, make sure you store it somewhere where you can keep it dry and can get to it easily. A shed or garage would be the obvious choices, and depending on the space available you can either store the mower on the ground or hanging from the wall. However, if you are hanging a petrol lawn mower from the wall, make sure it doesn’t have any fuel in it, as this may leak when the mower is stored vertically.

If a shed or garage is not available and your only choice is to store your lawn mower outside, make sure it is off the ground. This will enable air to move underneath it and keep it drier. Make sure it is covered with a heavy-duty tarpaulin as well and check this regularly to make sure there are no holes that could expose your lawn mower to the elements.

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Repairs and Maintenance

As lawn mowers are used so frequently, it is important to ensure that yours is kept in working order. Where you store the mower can help with that, but occasionally you may need to replace parts which wear out over time. A supplier of spares such as https://www.briggsbits.co.uk/ can help. Finding the right Briggs and Stratton parts for your mower will get it back to optimum condition and working correctly.

In choosing storage for your lawn mower remember that you won’t use it in the winter months, so you also need to ensure it is protected from wind and freezing temperatures as well as being kept dry and accessible for the rest of the year.

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