5 Fall Outdoor Cleaning Tips

Maintain Lawn Equipment and Tools

As summer comes to an end, so will gardening and yard maintenance. Prepare your yard and gardening tools for the coming cold snap by draining and storing garden hoses, cleaning shovels and other yard tools (usually a wire brush along with some soap and water will do the trick) and sharpening the blades on pruning shears.

Lawn care equipment should be maintained and stored, too. Use a rag to clean the surfaces of your lawn mower, edger and any other yard equipment. Also be sure to use up or siphon the gas from any motorized equipment, then run until the tank is dry. Also, grease and oil equipment according to their manuals.

Did You Know?

Experts recommend changing your lawn mower's oil after every 25 hours of use.

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