Light servicing before a long sleep: steps to successfully winterising a lawn mower
Once temperatures drop, sending your grass into dormancy, the lawn mower can start looking forward to a long winter break. Before that starts though, you need to winterise your lawn mower, which simply means prepping it and storing it for winter. In other words, you need to give your lawn mower the right maintenance to ensure it isn’t damaged during storage, by accumulated dirt and fuel residue on the machine for example. Just a little winterising maintenance at the end of the season means that you can be certain your lawn mower is in peak condition when you need it again, ready to assist you in the garden. And a good annual winterising routine means a long, reliable life for your mower.
We have compiled the most important tips for your winter lawn mower maintenance.
Important safety precautions:
You must disconnect the spark plug on petrol mowers before winterising or carrying out any work; for electric lawn mowers, disconnect the power cord; and for cordless lawn mowers, remove the battery.