Is Your Lawn Care Equipment Ready for Winter?

One week it feels like the beginning of spring and the next it’s COLD. It feels like winter is finally herelawn mower snow and there is no sign that it is going anywhere anytime soon. This time of year there isn’t much need for most of our lawn care and landscaping equipment. Now that we are putting these tools away until the growing season arrives again, there are a few steps everyone should follow to ensure everything is in working order come spring. Simply Green Lawn Care, located near Atlanta, GA, has a few things for you to pay attention to before letting your equipment hibernate for the season!

Equipment with Blades 

Does your lawn care equipment have blades? Make sure to remove any debris from the blade, sharpen it, remove any burrs using a 300-grit sandpaper and then cover it a thin layer of oil before storing them for the winter. This will help prevent corrosion, and when you need it in the spring, it’s ready for you!

Gasoline-Powered Equipment

When storing equipment that has gasoline, it is important that we take extra care when putting these away for the season. When gasoline sits in your engine’s system for an extended period, the fuel ages, causing a residue to stick to fuel jets. Come spring, when the gas begins to grow again, your equipment may not start.

To avoid this, be sure to drain the tank before storing it. It is also imperative that we change the oil, remove soil and debris and remove rust and re-paint those areas.

Equipment with Spraying Features

For this type of equipment it is important to clean the nozzles before its non-use during the dormant months.

To do this fill the tank one quarter full with a mild dishwashing solution and spray out and then drain upside-down. Once it’s dry, put a few drops of oil in the pump cylinder and work it a few times to protect it over the winter. You can also store nozzles and tips in kerosene or diesel to prevent corrosion.


About Simply Green Lawn Care

Picture of a Simply Green Spray Technician treating a lawn

Simply Green aims to provide the highest quality lawn care, mosquito control, and lawn pest control services to Georgia residents.


We are locally owned and operated which allows us to be accessible, attentive, and responsive for customers in Georgia.


Our well-trained team is easy to work with and determined to exceed expectations.


All our plant health care specialists are Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified and maintain their Category 24 applicators license.

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gloria richardsongloria richardson
12:50 12 Dec 22
Ben is wonderful! He always answers all of my questions, please don’t take him away from our route!!!Also the office always texts few days before they are coming so we always know what date they are coming. Great customer service!!!
CJ BrieskeCJ Brieske
17:16 11 Nov 22
Have used Simply Green for over a year now for weed control & fertilization. Their service & products have helped improve the appearance & health of my grass in this short time. Taffari has been the technician the last few visits and he is great - super knowledgeable & able to answer my questions. On the last visit Taffari had the service manager reach out on a concern and it was addressed & resolved the same day.
Mitch FergusonMitch Ferguson
16:54 04 Nov 22
Taffari the lawn treatment person was professional and knowledgeable of all aspects of the service that he gave me. I would highly recommend him and Simply Green.
Andrea MooreAndrea Moore
14:19 04 May 22
Simply Green is the friendliest and most professional company I have dealt with. Always on time, and quality work. My yard has never looked better. If I have any questions the response is quick and efficient..I would recommend them to anyone looking for lawn care company
Elder Ron Brown Sr.Elder Ron Brown Sr.
23:43 17 Sep 21
Simply Green Lawn Care has really done a wonderful job with my yard. They keep the weeds out and it always looks crisp and green.

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