5 landscaping mistakes to avoid this fall

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Colder and shorter days mean most of us aren’t as productive or motivated during the winter. But before you pull out those comfy pants and line up for a Netflix marathon, there’s one last thing you need to do. When you finish the rest of your fall lawn chores, don’t forget to take care of the tools you’ve used throughout the season. Tools left dirty and unattended are unlikely to be of much help next season.

The lawn mower has a dirty job that causes a lot of dirt, grass clippings, and stick debris to get stuck in its mechanisms. To ensure its proper functioning next summer, prepare your lawn mower for winter giving it a good cleaning and taking it to the mechanic for a tune-up (via Popular mechanics). All that dirt that sits for months will deteriorate the machine and you won’t get as many years out of it. Since these aren’t cheap items, you’ll want to make sure you take care of them as best you can.

According HGTV. Removing dirt, sap and rust is the first step. Then you can use a bucket of soapy water and a scrub brush to clean them. It takes little time, and your tools will thank you next spring.

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