With the first frosts coating the ground at night, lawnmowing season is just about over. Perhaps give your lawn one last trim if it’s looking unruly; then, it’s time to tuck your mower away in the garage to hibernate for the winter.

But before you do, follow the tips in this article about winterizing your mower. Find out about emptying the gas tank; cleaning the mower; charging the battery; replacing or cleaning the air filter; and sharpening the blade. None of these steps should be too difficult or take too much time — you can start and finish this process on Saturday afternoon. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did next spring when the grass starts to grow again.

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