In today’s era, when every person holds a limited budget for their hobby, few of them are students, few are working and in professional life, and some of them are running businesses. So, after saving money for a few months someone buys a lawn mower or any other machine. Putting away it in a protected place is vital. Further, if living in a dense humid environment or near the seaside the safety of machines is more important because corrosion and rust ruined the metals. Simultaneously, the mowers with electronic features so need extra care so that the life of the machine is increased. This article highlights the major points about storing the lawn mower in the garage and other safe places.
There are two major and suitable places for storing the lawn mower and other gardening tools and machines:
a. Store in the Garage
b. Make a Small Room in your Garden
IMPORTANT POINTS – WHILE STORING LAWN MOWER IN THE GARAGE
IDENTIFY THE SUITABLE PLACE IN THE GARAGE
Firstly, it is a very important place to identify the correct space in the garage or the place where you want to store your lawn mower after completion of work. Store the mower in such a place where you do not pull out whenever you are doing another work or you are de-parking your car from the garage. Moreover, while choosing the place be careful that the place is not vulnerable to dirt, direct rainwater, or sunlight because it will damage the body of your mower. So, the first step to store the mower is to select a suitable place.
BUILDING THE WOOD OR IRON RACK
The second step is if you are not using the mat or any other flooring material or you are living in an area where rain is frequent so you build a wooden or iron rack for the mower. The rack is not only safe for your mower but also useful when you have more than one machine for your gardening. By building wooden or Iron racks you can save your equipment and machines from any damage or broken.
USE COVER FOR THE MOWER
Thirdly, you always sew the cover for your mower, the cover will protect the mower from dust and increase its life of the mower. Additionally, the cover also safe it from rust, carbon, and corrosion effects.
STORING LAWN MOWER IN THE SMALL ROOM IN THE GARDEN/LAWN
Mostly in the villages and the lawn in the larger area people always build a small room for the tools and machinery related to gardening. The room is very beneficial because it is safe the time and you can just pull out the tool or lawn mower from that room and start working. While making or building these rooms, the following points must be in the mind to save the tools and gadgets from any damage.
1. Choose the place where water cannot access inside.
2. Make a slope in the door so that you can store the lawn mower easily inside the room.
3. Always use a floor mat inside the storeroom.
4. Build a room where you can watch it easily without any hurdle so that your equipment/tools might not be stolen by anyone.
All these points are very essential when storing any machine/ tool in the garden store/room. These points save the equipment from any damage and are also useful for the safety of your machines, equipment, and tools.
STEPS WHILE STORING THE LAWN MOWER AND OTHER GARDENING-RELATED MACHINES IN THE GARAGE AND STORE
VISUAL INSPECTION OF YOUR MOWER
In the first place, always visually inspect your mower or any other machine while storing. Whether the mower is properly shut down? There is any damage to the body of the mower? Or any grass in the blade, if you see any kind of anomaly so you first clear it and then store it inside the garage or store.
REMOVING THE BATTERIES
If you are using the mower with a battery, it is recommended to remove the batteries from the mower and store it in a separate place. This step not only increases the life of the battery but is also very important for the safety of your mower.
EMPTY THE FUEL TANK
If you are using a petrol lawn mower always empty the fuel tank before storing the mower; because it is for the safety of your machine. These fuels are very high flammable and fire hazard which even responsible for the burnout of your whole store in case of fire started. So, always empty the fuel tank.
CLEARING OF GAS TANK
While storing the gas mower, if possible, empty the gas from the tank and if not possible seal the cap of the tank with any suitable material so that no incident can happen if you are not in the garage or out of the city.
CLEANING OF LAWN MOWER
Last but not least, always clean the lawn mower after completion of work and store it in the garage or store. Clean the blade and remove the grass which is on the bag. This routine will not only increase the life of your mower but also save you from the wastage of time when you want to mow your lawn.
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS (FAQs):
In conclusion, properly storing a lawn mower is essential to protect the lawnmower and ensure its excellent performance for a long time. Whether you choose to store it in a garage or a small room in your garden, there are important points to consider.
When storing the mower in the garage, it is crucial to select a suitable place that is protected from dirt, rainwater, and direct sunlight. Building a wooden or iron rack can provide additional safety. Using a cover for the mower adds an extra layer of protection against dust, rust, and corrosion.
When opting for a small room in the garden, it is important to choose a location that prevents water from accessing inside during rainy days. Before storing the lawn mower, perform a visual inspection, clear any anomalies, remove the batteries (if applicable), and empty the fuel tank to prevent fire hazards. Additionally, always clean the mower after each use to maintain its performance and extend its lifespan. By following these guidelines, you can ensure the safety and durability of your lawn mower and other gardening tools.
About Naveed A Hashmi
In my childhood, I used to see my parents while working in the land, for these reasons today I have been serving the same as our own tradition and culture. I thus love to stay in it, because I want to learn something advanced and new so that I may improve my farm’s contour and help others with my experience.