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Winter Garden Prep: Tool Care

Winter Garden Prep: Tool Care

photo credit to empressofdirt.net

photo credit to empressofdirt.net

Once the gardening season winds down, you’ll have to complete a few autumn garden tool care to-dos! Maintaining your garden tools is very important. You want to prevent them from rusting or any other kind of problem in the future. It is always a great idea to keep them properly and in a well maintained state. The best way is to clean them after every use to increase their lifespan and then to store them properly to be able to find them easily when needed. Storage is only a part of good garden tool care. You need to hang long-handle tools on wall organizers or hooks to keep the tools from colliding or becoming entangled. Store small tools such as pruners or scissors in a wallet like organizer. Some tools will become blunt with use and their cutting edges will need to be sharpened. Some other considerations;

  • Ensure that the plugs and flexes are all in good order and safe to use.
  • Inspect plugs for damage, inside and out; check the length of each flex for cuts and wear (get them replaced by a professional!) 
  • Spray metal tools with a light coating of general-purpose oil to prevent them rusting (spray blades that are difficult to reach) 

Over at empressofdirt.net has a great round-up for your tool care needs… It literally has everything you need! These tips are from top garden bloggers, so it’s a must read! Click the link below…

Winter Garden Prep: Tool Care

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