Looking after your lawn mower in the off season
As summer finally retreats and your lawn begins to slow its growing rate it's time to consider what will happen with your lawn mower. As most gardeners will just put it away as the onset of winter begins there are a few points to consider so that you it starts again in spring.
Tom from Home Improvements Depot has produced a great guide with 9 handy tips to winterizing your lawn mower. These tips are extremely practical and will serve you well as you put the mower away.
I would add on comment though, and that is it would pay to put a cover over your mower during the winter months. Don't use plastic as this will store condensation and eventually rust your mower. Instead, cover it with a clean cloth cover that can breathe but won't let any dust in.
As most lawn mowers are stored in the shed, sawdust, grime and other dust particles can build up on your machine and cause a heap of problems when you go to use it in spring.
Otherwise, stick to Tom's guide and you will find your mower starts first time and keeps running well when it is most needed.