[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Prepare Outdoor Equipment for the Changing Seasons

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) shares an infographic, “Prepare for the seasons ahead,” offering tips to homeowners on Fall Landscape Prep and Winter Outdoor Equipment Prep.

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The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) shares these tips for preparing your landscape and power equipment before the cold and snow hit:

Fall Landscape Prep:

  • Check your landscape and prune limbs that might fall due to ice and snow
  • Fuel engines according to manufacturer’s specs – use E10 or less. If using battery equipment, make sure your batteries are charged and ready to go
  • Aerate your lawn now for lush turf in the spring
  • When blowing leaves, be mindful of your surroundings and make sure people and pets are out of the area

Winter Equipment Prep:

  • Protect your equipment in storage – drain or burn off fuel before storing mowers, blowers or other outdoor power equipment
  • Before the first snow, clear debris from the area where you’ll be using your snow thrower
  • Make sure your snow thrower is in good working order and fueled with E10 or less
  • Your outdoor power equipment helps you get the job done right. Check your owner’s manual for the best and safest way to operate it through the changing seasons.

Read More: Tips for Storing Your Lawn Equipment This Fall