Maintenance of Garden Tools

Post On: November 21, 2011
In: Garden

Garden tools are the best equipment that you should get when you want to have a great garden. Many activities on your garden will never deliver good result if your garden tools are not in great condition. Thus, you should concern about maintaining them. Many ways can be done without consuming too much of your time. You just need to be patient and passionate when you have to sustain them. If you do not own any garden tools at home, it is better for you to go to the store and get the best ones with high quality. Then you need to maintain the functions with some methods. The lack of maintenance on your garden tools will make so much rust occurred on their surface. The rust itself is caused by the moisture and dampness.

a Basket of Garden Tools

a Basket of Garden Tools

If you want to have garden tools which are durable and can last for years, you need to get rid of such rust by applying the suitable maintenance steps. Let me give you the tips for the basic maintenance of garden tools. The first thing that you should do after you use garden tools is cleaning them. All of the stain, dirt and dust must be eliminated from the garden tools like hoe, shovel, cutter, pruner and also cultivator. Then it will be good idea if you also wipe them with soft clothes to remove the water. Then you need to store all of the garden tools in a very dry and clean container. If you do not use them for a very long time, you need to check their condition regularly.  If you find any rust on its surface, you should eliminate it by rubbing the wire brush on the surface of the tool.

garden tools

garden tools

The last thing that you should do them is applying a coating oil to make the metal part smooth and soft again. The metal of your tools must be applied with some oil to make them can resist with the weather condition. What about the wooden part? You may also apply some oil on it, but you need to make sure that it is linseed type. Now let’s decide the way to maintain the sharpness of your shoes and shovel. What you have to do is so easy and simple. You just have to make sure that you can fasten it on the work bench.

Types of Garden Tools

Types of Garden Tools

Such action is intended for you to hold the head of the hoes and shovel is a safe ways. Moreover, you may start to sharpen these garden tools by focusing on one side of the shovel or hoes. You may also need to position those items on 45 degree with its regular strokes on the vise. You just need to sharpen one side, while the other part should remain dull for your safety when you hold them. When you have done all of the method above, you may need to apply some oil on such sharpened part on your shovel and hoes. It is intended to prevent any rust contaminated your functional garden tools.

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