- Run the gas out of the mower. You can add fuel stabilizer to the mower if the tank is more than halfway full. Just be sure to run the mower a bit to circulate the stabilizer through the engine.
- Prepare your mower now for spring use. Sharpen the blade. Check and/or replace the air filter, which tends to clog up when you chop lots of fall leaves.
- With battery-powered mowers, store your battery according to manual instructions.
- Make sure your snow blower is fueled and ready to go.
Test Garden Tip: Check hose connections, water wands, and quick connects for mineral deposits, especially if you live in an area with hard water. Remove deposits by soaking items in white vinegar. Alternately, soak a rag in vinegar and wrap it around the item. Follow the vinegar soak with a rag dipped in hot water.