The American lawn is a staple of communities across the country. If you drive down nearly any residential street, you are sure to see a patch of grass out in front of each house – and probably a patch in the back, too. All those patches of grass mean a lawn mower is surely being stored nearby. Whether you have a large lawn to mow or only a small section, storing your lawn mower correctly can make the job much easier.
This article will look at some basic storage tips for your lawn mower. If you would like to create a new building on your property to store your lawn mower and other tools, turn to American Carports, Inc. for help. Thanks to our extensive collection of customization options – which are featured in our Build & Price tool – you can easily create a new structure that is perfect for your property. Get started today and contact us if you have any questions.
The Elements Are Your Enemy
Without a doubt, the number one concern when storing a lawn mower is keeping it out of the elements. When left out in the elements throughout the year, your lawn mower’s condition may degrade quite quickly. Even if it is willing to start when spring rolls around, you may find that it needs some maintenance to get back to working properly.
Avoid all those headaches by finding somewhere to store your lawn mower where the elements won’t be able to do damage. This is an important point in any climate, but it is particularly relevant in areas where the winter brings harsh conditions like wind, snow, heavy rain, and more.
Think About Convenience
During the lawn mowing season, you’ll want your storage solution to be convenient so you can easily get the mower in and out when it needs to be used. You may find yourself mowing once a week, or even more, so you don’t want it to be a major chore when it needs to come out. Also, you don’t want to find the mower in the way of other things you use all the time, as might be the case if you store it in your attached garage along with a vehicle, bikes, golf clubs, etc.
Some Great Options
In this section, we are going to discuss some basic options for storing your lawn mower. Of course, it’s always an option to just park it outside, near your lawn. This isn’t a great choice for the reasons discussed earlier, but we need to mention it as a starting point. If you’d like to upgrade from that type of storage, look to the following possibilities:
- Carport. For an affordable form of shelter, consider a carport. While not fully enclosed, a carport will protect your lawn mower from many of the elements, including precipitation. And, when you order a carport from American Carports, Inc., you’ll be able to customize the design to suit your needs perfectly. For example, you could add a wall to one side, to protect from the prevailing winds in your area. Carports also give you easy access to your mower throughout the year.
- Shed. You may wish to build a dedicated metal shed on your property to store your lawn mower, along with some other lawn and garden tools. Metal sheds are affordable, and depending on the type of lawn mower you need to store, they can be quite compact. If you want to minimize the footprint of your new storage building while still having enough storage room for your equipment, a shed is the way to go.
- Detached garage. Building a detached metal garage is easy and affordable with American Carports, Inc. There are a couple big advantages to using this approach. First, you’ll have a fully enclosed space, so you don’t have to worry about the elements doing any harm to your mower. Also, there will be plenty of extra space available even while your mower is stored, so you can put lots of other things in the garage at the same time. You may want to use it as a hybrid area that serves as storage for tools, household items, a car or two, and much more. If you have the space available on your property, a detached garage is hard to beat.
Get Your Project Started
Don’t put off your need for suitable lawn mower storage any longer. Most likely, it’s not only your lawn mower that needs a comfortable new home – you probably have plenty of other tools and pieces of equipment that should be protected from the elements, as well. Work with American Carports, Inc. today to get started on creating a structure that will fit nicely on your property, provide the storage you need, and suit your budget. We are excited to serve you!