The best time of year to do a bit of tool maintenance is the winter. Your lawn should have entered its dormancy period, growing very little. Most plants will have also slowed their growth while the weather is cool.
Are you in a rental but still dream about keeping a beautiful garden? Well, one of the most frustrating things about renting is that you can't make big or permanent changes to the property without the owners consent. That includes things as simple as planting a new tree or even hanging a picture.