Looking for the best places to store your lawn mower? Safely storing your lawn mower is one of the best ways to keep it in great shape. Since a lawn mower is a bigger investment, you’ll want to ensure it lasts so you can get your money’s worth! No one wants to deal with a faulty or broken lawnmower on a hot summer’s day. This article will look at the top places to store your lawn mower so you can keep it safe and sound. For more information about quality storage solutions for your lawn mower and other outdoor items, contact Dutch Country Sheds today!
Top 5 Best Options For Lawn Mower Storage
Whether you’ve just purchased your first lawn mower or are wondering how to keep your existing one in the best shape, it’s time to decide where to store it. The best ways to keep your lawn mower lasting a long time is through proper storage and regular maintenance. The best storage location for your lawn mower will depend on a variety of factors such as yard size, budget, and climate.
Average Cost: $
Ideal Climate: Colder climates, stored only short-term
If you desperately need to keep your lawn mower safe for the winter, storing it in your basement is an option. However, you need to be extremely careful when storing your lawn mower inside your home.
Storing your lawn mower in your basement with a full gas tank can lead to dangerous or even deadly fumes released into your home. You should ensure you empty the gas tank and run the mower outside before storing.
Of course, you will not run into this problem with an electric mower, which is safer to store indoors. Storing a lawn mower in your basement is not a recommended method, but can be done short-term or even long-term if no other options are available to you. Click here to learn more about safely storing a gas lawn mower inside.
Average Cost: $
Ideal Climate: Warm and dry all year
Some homeowners choose to keep their lawnmower outside all year round. If you have a secure lot or very large property that is unlikely to attract unwanted visitors, keeping your lawn mower outside is an okay option. Storing your lawn mower outside is the most inexpensive option.
However, you leave your lawn mower susceptible to the elements and to theft – meaning you might pay more in the long-run for repairs or even replacements. Not only that, but storing your lawnmower outside can be inconvenient and even dangerous. You may have to constantly walk around the mower, especially if you have a smaller yard. It may also be dangerous for you and your family – tripping over a lawn mower can cause a nasty injury. If you choose to keep your lawn mower outside, it’s best to invest in a good cloth tarp to help keep moisture and pests away, as well as protect you and your family from sharp edges or getting tangled in the mower.
Average Cost: $ – $$$$$
Ideal Climate: Any climate
The garage is a common location for lawn mower storage. If you have a home with an attached garage, it won’t cost anything extra. If you purchase a detached garage, you will need a bigger budget. Both attached and detached garages are a great way to store lawn mowers and so much more.
Check out the quick video below to see a DIY lawn mower storage box added to a garage.
With a high-quality garage, you definitely get the most bang for your buck. However, many use their garage for their cars or other storage uses, and lawn mowers can take up a great deal of space. Garages also have the tendency to become damp, so purchasing a quality cover or building/purchasing a lawn mower storage unit will help keep it safe from the elements.
2. Plastic Lawn Mower Box
Average Cost: $$
Ideal Climate: Warm and/or cool climates, no extremes
You can sometimes find some small plastic outdoor storage boxes made to store lawn mowers at certain big box stores. These storage containers are made to fit only a lawn mower and a few select accessories – therefore they only take up a small amount of space.
They are ideal for smaller lots and warm or cool climates. Plastic does not hold up in extreme temperatures and may bend or warp, causing damage to your lawn mower. Though they provide some extra security, they are not difficult to break in to. They are also not as strong or secure as other materials and may leak, allowing moisture into the enclosure.
1. Storage Shed
Average Cost: $$$ – $$$$
Ideal Climate: Any climate
A storage shed is an excellent way to keep your lawn mower out of the elements and out of your much-needed garage or basement space. Storage sheds come in many styles and sizes and can suit many different needs and budgets. With a well-built storage shed, you won’t have to worry about security, as your items will be safely locked away inside.
You also won’t have to worry about replacing it – a wooden storage shed can last a lifetime! Storage sheds are highly customizable. It’s easy to add hooks or shelves or a DIY garage storage unit inside the shed. However, storage sheds do require maintenance, especially wooden sheds. A storage shed can cost more up front than some of the other options listed above, but with a high-quality shed from a reputable company, you will get your money’s worth.
Other Tips To Keep Your Lawn Mower Healthy
Once you have settled on the best place to keep your lawn mower stored, there are some regular maintenance tips you should follow. These tips, paired with proper storage, will help your lawn mower last longer.
- Check and replace the oil – Repairclinic.com recommends you change your oil every 50 hours of use and check it every 8 hours of use.
- Use regularly – Like many pieces of equipment, it’s best to use your lawn mower regularly to keep everything moving smoothly. If you do not use it during the winter, ensure you maintain it properly before storing it away.
- Check tire pressure – You may not think about the tires on your lawn mower like you think about the ones of your car, but it’s important that your lawn mower’s tires have consistent air pressure too! If they don’t, it can result in uneven cutting.
- Degrease your lawn mower – If you notice a build-up of oil and stains on your lawn mower, spray degreaser on these stains and let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping away.
- Check the blade – Carefully check your lawn mower’s blade – ONLY attempt if you know what you are doing, as this can result in injury if done incorrectly! If you notice any damage to the blade, you should replace it immediately. A damaged blade can also cause injury.
Source – www.repairclinic.com
Featured Product – Utility Shed
The utility shed is a great choice when looking for a classic storage shed for lawn mowers and other outdoor equipment such as leaf blowers, gardening tools, and more! It comes in a wide variety of sizes, from 8’x8′ all the way up to 14’x40′!
The Utility Shed is a very practical storage shed. It is also one of the most economical choices and can easily be used to store whatever you have in mind, including lawn mowers! The Utility Shed includes:
• Sidewalls – 6′ 4″
• Double Doors
• Smallest Size: 8’x8′
• Largest Size: 14’x40′
At Dutch Country Sheds, we offer the best portable storage buildings at the lowest price. We combine quality materials with superior Amish craftsmanship to produce a shed that will last at an affordable price.
All Dutch Country Sheds feature:
- Robust Flooring System: All of the Dutch Country sheds are installed with 3/8″ tongue and groove flooring. This special floor covering will add strength while keeping both moisture and rodents out of your unit. The 4″ x 6″ specially treated skids will never need to be replaced.
- Walls: We use 24″ on center advanced framing in combination with 3/8″ LP Smartside Siding. This high-quality siding offers all the warmth and beauty of natural wood combined with the long-lasting durability of engineered wood.
- Strongest Doors on the Market: Our doors will not warp or sag. That’s guaranteed. They are the strongest and most secure shed doors available. You can rest assured that your valuables will be safe and securely stored away.
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If you are ready to keep your lawn mower safe, secure, and in the best shape possible, contact Dutch Country Sheds now to learn more! A storage shed can be the solution you’ve been looking for.
We even have a Rent-To-Own option to make it easy for you to own your very own shed today! Dutch Country Sheds is committed to both affordability and high-quality structures.
We take the time to listen to our customers and help them choose the best design for their particular needs and budget. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
We are so confident in the high quality of our product that we offer a 5-year blanket warranty.
Our 5-year blanket warranty covers any defect in workmanship, lumber, and products, including the function of the product. Dutch Country Sheds are made to last – we guarantee it with our 5-year warranty!
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