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Useful Advice To Take Care Of Garden Tools

Douglas Gatson Avatar Douglas Gatson


  • Garden Tools
  • Gardening Tool Sets
  • Grass Shears


The fact of having clean the garden tools is not only to last longer and in perfect conditions, but so that the work to be done is done correctly.

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Step 1: Take Care Tools Garden

Regardless if the garden is of significant dimensions, if it is vertical or you only have pots, it is essential that you have the necessary tools to do the corresponding tasks. The lengthening of the useful life of the tools, as well as the result of it, will depend on the care that is given to said artefacts . A rusty tool, broken or damaged by the weather will complicate everything.

Step 2: How To Care For Garden Tools

So one way to optimize them is to place drying gel in the chest or container where the gardening tools are stored to promote their good condition, or put sachets of coffee beans or rice to absorb moisture.

In addition to having clean and dry tools, free of dirt, plants or any dirt and moisture. It is important that they are not in the direct sun for a long time or outdoors when climates are extreme, as it can deteriorate them very easily. It is better to keep them dry, fresh and, above all, well ventilated.

Garden tools of metal: including shovels and rakes, among other utensils, should be washed with water and dried very well, or cleaned with a rag to remove the surplus each time they are used and then store them to avoid their oxidation. Even to prevent oxidation you can apply an oxide inhibitor, rub an oil layer or a lubricant.

Regarding the scissors or picks it is necessary that they are well sharpened. And as a requirement, they should be cleaned before and after use with a little alcohol to remove any sign of plague or transmission of diseases that the plants could contain.

Plastic garden tools: for these utensils they should only be washed with warm water, soap and dried perfectly well. The hoses should not be exposed to the sun for a long time and after use leave them rolled up, free of cracks or bruises. A tip for storing flexible utensils is to spread them with glycerine.

If you have electrical machinery such as mowers, it is necessary to clean and lubricate them, ensuring that everything is well closed and the packing in place. In addition, it is best to cover them with a cover or liner to protect them from dust.

As you will see these tips are very easy to implement from now and have some garden tools always in optimal conditions.

Finally, the hoe and the rake become fundamental pieces in the kit of the new gardener. With the hand rake we can eliminate weeds and weeds from our plants. It can also help us to dig out tubers or bulbs, with more care. On the other hand the hoe will help you create grooves in the earth, in a much easier way. It will help you to divide the sections of the different plants that you are going to cultivate.

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