1. Power Tools
Even if they are designed as “outdoor tools,” lawn mowers, and other garden tools shouldn’t be left in your yard. “Exposure to moisture in the air or rain could render some outdoor power equipment inoperable or lead them to rust,” says Eddie Anderson, a technical training supervisor at Stihl.
“In addition, sharp garden tools left in the grass could pose a risk to kids, pets or anyone walking through the yard.” He also added that even plastic tools could degrade when exposed to the sun for long periods of time. The worst part? Expensive power tools are a target for thieves, so you better store them in a secure room once you’re done using them.