As winter approaches, store lawn mowers and other summer power equipment. Drain gas tanks, disconnect spark plug wires, clean any grass, wood chips, etc. from housings, mower decks, chain guides and so forth. This is also a good time to perform repairs or maintenance. Change the oil and check and change air filters as needed. Move the equipment to a clean, dry place for storage. Always clean gardening tools before storage. Use a dry scrub brush to knock off any dirt or mud. For very dirty tools, a quick squirt with the hose should remove the rest of the dirt. Dry and coat tools with a light oil. Store gardening gloves and boots in closed containers. Leaving them around the garage is an invitation for wasps, bees, and spiders to snuggle into them and bite you later!