With spring fast approaching, it’s time to get your gardening tools out of storage for that essential clean ahead of the season.
Gardening tools need regular cleaning, preferably after every use. However, they should be thoroughly cleaned especially when they are stored away for winter after they have been used extensively in the summer. It may seem obvious, but garden work gets done more efficiently and effectively with cleaner tools, not to mention cleaner tools are easier to use and last longer. The question is, which tools need cleaning? The answer is simple. Any tool that has screws, nuts and bolts, chains, and/or blades will regularly maintenance. This includes but is not limited to hedge shears, reel mowers, pruners, axes, loppers and more.
Here are some simple steps you can take to clean your garden tools to keep them functioning effectively for longer.