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With spring approaching, homeowners in no time will be in full swing using their lawn equipment outside. If you have looking to upgrade or buy any new lawn equipment in the Chantilly, VA area, Lawn & Leisure is the store to go to!   

Make sure you are prepared for the spring season this year with the best lawn equipment on the market here at Lawn & Leisure.

Recently, one of our Chantilly, VA lawn equipment customers had this to say...

"What a big surprise -- excellent customer service with a smart guy. We bought a weed wacker and got one already assembled along with a little training course on how to use the tool. Good price too. We really were surprised. We'll be back." Lawn Equipment Customer - Chantilly, VA

Our mission at Lawn & Leisure is to offer the best quality lawn equipment at the lowest prices. This has been the reason for our continued customer appreciation over the years. Contact us today if your in need of any lawn equipment for your home.  

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That new riding mower you used this last summer may be sitting in your garage ready to withstand any winter weather you perhaps already experienced. If this was your first year purchasing a riding mower, you'll have to realize you can't just park it and expect it to work perfectly next spring. Just like your car, it's going to need some maintenance before you store it away for a number of months. Otherwise, you face a riding mower that might not even start next time. And you don't want that when the lawn is up to your pant legs by March or April.

General Cleaning of the Mower

You'll want to clean your rider mower thoroughly so any grass or mud stuck around it won't harden over the winter. Once it hardens, it makes it all the more challenging to clean off if deciding to postpone cleaning until spring. When spraying a high-pressure hose on your mower, be sure to disconnect your spark plug wire. You should keep this disconnected through the winter by simply taping the wire off to the side.

Cleaning your blade on a riding mower usually means removing the paneling. It's better to remove dried debris on your mower blade with a scraping tool and not remove it by hand.

Removing Your Battery

You'd have to remove the battery from your car if storing it away for the winter, and it's no different with your riding mower. Anyone forgetting to do this will find a mower that won't start come springtime. But it's not hard to disconnect your battery. Merely disconnect the cables and store your battery in a safe location. It's a good idea to clean the battery cables so you'll be assured a good connection for your first lawn cut of the season.

Should You Empty Your Fuel or Use a Fuel Stabilizer?

This question comes up often when people store their riding mowers away for the winter. The answer is a double one, because either way is perfectly safe. Some people prefer to keep fuel in their mower through the winter so they don't have to fill up with fuel during the first spring cutting. When they do, they'll need to pour a fuel stabilizer into the tank to keep the fuel fresh.

In order to do this, you have to fill the tank full of gas rather than keeping it only halfway full. After the stabilizer is put in, run your mower for a few minutes so the stabilizer circulates throughout the engine. That's all it takes to keep the fuel fresh for as long as six months. By filling the tank, you also prevent condensation that could affect the carburetor.

Chances are, you'll be hauling that rider mower out before six months if you're just now storing it away. Be sure the storage location you choose is dry so you don't discover rust all over your mower after buying it new this year.

Here at Lawn & Leisure, we sell top riding mower brands for quality suburban lawn care. We also service those mowers if you think you need repairs before tackling that first cut of the season.

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Blog-lawn-tractorMaintaining your outdoor space can be a lot of work and physically exhausting without the proper tools. A lawn tractor is the ideal investment for homeowners as they have many functions greater than just mowing the lawn. Lawn tractors offers homeowner the luxury of a comfortable ride and the enjoyment of relaxing without all the strenuous activity push mowers require.

Choosing the right size

Lawn tractors come in varying sizes with different cutting widths, motor sizes and overall size. Choosing the correct size for your property depends on the size of area you are maintaining and what you hope to achieve overall. Standard lawn tractors with a 30 or 36 inch mowing deck are ideal for the average yard up to one acre and larger models are often only needed on larger parcels. It is critical that you choose a model that has enough power as utilizing too small of a tractor can lead to break downs and broken equipment.

Uses and add-ons

The benefits of owning a lawn tractor is all the tools and attachments available that make your property maintenance easier. Tools such as lawn dump carts for yard waste, trailers for moving objects and snow blowers for removing snow from driveways are available for most models. Homeowners will find add-ons to their tractor to not only cut down on time and energy, but also cost much less than buying a specialized tool itself such as a snow blower or actual tractor. Lawn tractors are a great tool to haul items from locations throughout your property, pick up leaves in the fall and use as general transportation to cut down on walking.

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