dead battery question
The battery on my year-old John Deere riding mower is dead. I left the mower in my garage over the winter, but didn't maintain the battery (didn't know I had to--I'm new to owning a riding lawnmower). I tried to start it the other day and nothing happened; the headlamp won't even come on. I've read conflicting stories about whether a dead battery can be recharged or not. Should I try a trickle charger (I'll have to buy one), or should I go ahead and invest in a new battery?