Cleaning, Storing And Maintaining Your Gardening Tools

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Gardening is not everyone’s cup of tea nor is the hobby that suits everyone. But some of the people finds gardening a passion and a way of life. They love their plants as much as you would love your children or your pets. Seeing a flower bloom in a new plant or an old plant will be the simplest yet happiest occurrence for them. As much as it is interesting to maintain a garden, you need to clean and store your gardening tools in the proper manner to avoid spending money on replacements. Here are a few ways on how you could clean, store and maintain your gardening tools.


No one looks forward on cleaning anything as we wish everything would stay prim and proper. But that is not how things work. Dirt needs to be cleaned off your tools after using them every single day. You need to make sure you use anti-rust oils to keep your metal tools from rusting. Regardless of the tool being expensive or inexpensive, you need to take care of it well. Use lubricants on all equipment including wheelbarrow tyres NZ as this will help in longevity. If you are cleaning electronic items, make sure that they are unplugged and that you use the right type of cleaning methods.


Storage of gardening tools is as important as cleaning. You need to be able to find what you need without turning your storage room upside down. Humidity and wet floors triggers rust. Make sure the room which the equipment are stored in is a dry are to prevent rust. If you are unable to control the temperature in your store room, you might need to think about purchasing a dehumidifier. Most electronic tools comes with a casing and it is best advice to keep the casing with you and store it as it is. Make sure you know where the spades are and the spare wheels for your carts are or else you will have to run to the store to buy wheels every time you need one.


This step is also important as the other two steps. Even if you haven’t used a specific tool for a few days make sure you lubricate it. Clean all your tools regularly to prevent dirt being clogged. If you find right equipment with rust, immediately make sure you remove rust and store it somewhere less humid. Maintenance could be less of a hassle if cleaning and storing was done in the right manner.

Following the few easy steps above will help you use your gardening tools for a long period of time!