Bob Vila Radio: Winterize Your Lawn

By Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila | Updated Dec 14, 2013 3:24 PM

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If you haven’t done it already, this is the time to winterize your yard!  Make a list of the things you need to do to get your yard ready for winter and post it in your shed or garage…

Winter Lawn



Listen to BOB VILA ON WINTERIZING YOUR LAWN, or read the text below:

Drain fuel from lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and chain saws. Cover and store outdoor furniture and barbecues in a protected area. Empty out pots, containers, and planters, because soil left in clay pots outside can freeze and cause the pots to crack.

Disconnect and store your garden hoses. If your home has a separate shut-off for external spigots, turn it off and drain the water from those spigots. If you have a sprinkler system, you may want to call in a professional company to blow out any leftover water in the underground lines.

If you live where it snows, check to see that all of your snow equipment is close at hand, fueled up and ready to use. That includes snow blowers as well as shovels and roof rakes.

Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing). You can get your daily dose here, by listening to—or reading—Bob’s 60-second home improvement radio tip of the day.

For more on winterizing, consider:

11 Ways to Winterize Your Home on a Budget
Quick Tip: Winterize Your Home
Winterizing Your Patio Furniture