It can be a challenge to store a lawn mower without a shed. In this article, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to do it, as well as tips on what tools you will need. We will also cover where to store the lawn mower so that it is safe and out of the way. Follow these instructions and you will be able to store your lawn mower easily and efficiently!
A lot of us take pride in our lawns. We spend hours every week mowing, edging, and fertilizing so that our yards look their best. But what do you do with your lawn mower when you’re done for the day? If you don’t have a shed or garage, it can be tough to find a safe place to store your mower. Here are a few tips for storing your lawn mower if you don’t have a shed.
Cover With A Tarp
Covering your lawn mower with a tarp is the quickest and easiest way to protect it from the elements. You can buy a tarp specifically designed for lawn mowers, or you can use a heavy-duty tarp that you already have. Simply drape the tarp over the top of the mower and secure it with bungee cords or rope.
This will keep your mower dry and protected from the elements, there are some downsides to using a tarp. First is that it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing option, your HOA might not let us store a mower like this long term. Another reason is that a tarp does not protect the mower from things like bugs and critters who might want to take up residence in your mower.
If you decide to use a tarp, make sure to check on it regularly and remove any debris that might have accumulated.
Store In A Garage
If you have a garage, this is the best place to store your lawn mower. Keeping the lawn mower in your garage will protect it from the elements and also keep it out of sight.
If you have a small garage, you might need to get creative with where you store your mower. You can hang it on the wall using hooks or pulleys, or you can invest in a lawn mower storage rack.
To hang your lawn mower on the wall you will need to purchase a few supplies. You will need two heavy-duty wall hooks, some rope or bungee cords, and something to put under the mower to catch any oil or gas that might drip out. Make sure that the mower is secure and will not fall off of the hooks.
Storing a lawn mower in your garage does have some downsides like taking up valuable space or not being able to park your car in the garage and the potential of oil spills and engine smell. But if you have the room, this is the best option for storing your lawn mower.
Build A Shed Or Lean-To
If you have some basic carpentry and DIY skills, you can build a small shed or lean-to to store your lawn mower without a large investment. Building your own shed will also allow you to customize it to fit your needs.
You can build a shed out of wood or metal, depending on what materials you have available and your budget. If you choose to build a wooden shed, make sure that the lumber is pressure-treated so that it will withstand the elements. You will also need to waterproof the shed to protect your mower. Always make sure to include a waterproof floor so that water does not seep in and damage your mower during heavy rain and flooding.
Building a shed is a more permanent solution than using a tarp, but it will take some time and effort to build. It’s important to make sure that you follow the instructions carefully and that the shed is stable and secure before storing your mower inside.
Building a lean-to is a less expensive and easier option than building a shed. A lean-to is essentially a three-sided structure that you can attach to the side of your house or garage. This will give you some protection from the elements, but it’s not as secure as a shed and won’t work in areas with high winds.
Rent A Storage Unit
If you decide you can’t keep your lawn mower at your home storing it at a storage unit may be an option. Renting a storage unit is a good option if you don’t have the space to store your mower at home or if you live in an apartment or condo where you’re not allowed to have a lawn mower.
When renting a storage unit, make sure to choose one that is climate-controlled so that your mower will be protected from extreme temperatures and moisture.
Two major downsides to renting a storage unit are the cost and the distance from your home. First, a storage unit cost extra money every month which will have to be factored into your budget. Second, if you need to use your lawn mower and it’s stored in a storage unit, it will take some time to get it out and set it up which can be frustrating.
If you have the space at home, it’s usually cheaper and more convenient to store your lawn mower there because you don’t have to pay extra every month and travel to your unit just to mow the grass – plus you will need a truck to transport the mower.
Buy A Shed
If your home currently does not have a shed a good option is to buy a cheap one! Small sheds can be purchased for around $200 and can provide a great storage solution for your lawn mower.
When choosing a shed, make sure to pick one that is big enough to store your lawn mower plus any other gardening equipment you might have. It’s also important to choose a shed that is made out of durable materials like metal or plastic so that it will last a long time.
One downside of buying a shed is that you will need to assemble it yourself which can be time-consuming and difficult if you’re not familiar with how to put together furniture or aren’t very handy.
Another downside is that sheds can be expensive, especially if you want a bigger shed that can fit all of your tools and gear. The best places to shop for a new shed are Amazon, Home Dept and Lowes. Each of these stores has a wide selection of sheds to choose from in a variety of price ranges.
If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can always check Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace where people often sell used sheds for a fraction of the cost. Just make sure to inspect the shed before you buy it to make sure that it’s in good condition and will last for at least 10 years.
Under A Tree
Another option for some homeowners than need short term storage is to place the lawn mower under a tree. If you have a large tree in your yard with low-hanging branches, you may be able to slide your lawn mower underneath it for protection from the sun and rain.
This is not a long-term storage solution as the roots of the tree can damage your mower over time and the engine will still be exposed to moisture so we don’t recommend using this method if you’re planning on storing your mower for more than a few weeks.
It’s also important to make sure that the tree is not too close to your house as the branches could fall on your roof and cause damage. If you live in an area with high winds, it’s also not a good idea to store lawn equipment under trees because they could fall over and crush your belongings.
On The Porch
If you have a covered porch, you may be able to store your lawn mower there without any issues. The key is to make sure that the porch is covered so that the mower is protected from the elements like sun, rain and snow.
You should also make sure that the porch is large enough to fit your lawn mower plus any other equipment you might need to store like an edger and weed eater so that everything is in one place and easy to find.
One downside of storing your mower on the porch is that it can be stolen if you don’t have a locked gate or door. If you live in a safe neighborhood, this probably isn’t an issue but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re considering this option.
On The Side Of A Building
If there are no better options, you may be able to store your lawn mower on the side of a building like your garage or shed. This is not ideal because it will still be exposed to the weather but it’s better than nothing.
If you do choose to store your mower on the side of a building, make sure to put it on something like a pallet or piece of plywood so that it’s not sitting directly on the ground. This will help to protect the mower from moisture and rust.
It’s also a good idea to cover the mower with a tarp or sheet of plastic so that it’s protected from the sun and rain. If you live in an area with snow, you’ll need to make sure that the mower is covered so that the snow doesn’t damage it.
Under A Carport
If you have a carport, this is a great place to store your lawn mower as it will be protected from the sun, rain and snow. Just make sure that the carport is large enough to fit your car and your mower. One downside to keeping a lawn mower under your carport is that it can be stolen if you don’t have a locked gate and that it might prevent you from parking a second car under the covering.
Storing your lawn mower doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. By following these simple tips, you can keep your mower safe and protected until next season rolls around!