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Fall means preparation for lawnmowers, snowblowers

With leaves expected to fall in the coming weeks, it is time for you to get your yard equipment ready for winter. Grass typically stops growing once soil temperatures dip below 50 to 55 degrees according to multiple yard service websites. Lemens Hardware owner Jim Lemens says when you’re done mowing for the year, you should clean out the grass from under the deck and take the necessary steps to make sure your lawnmower is able to start the next year, no matter if it is powered by gas or electric.

Lemens hopes you will not have to use your snowblower for a while yet, but does say there are some things you can do now to make sure its ready while its still warm out.

If you believe the Farmer’s Almanac, this might be a good year to make sure your snowblower is ready. It predicted earlier this year that precipitation and snowfall will be above normal, with the snowiest periods in late November to early December and then again in early to mid-January.

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