PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Quality garden tools and equipment don't come cheap so protecting your investment for use year after year is important. Let's discuss how to keep our garden gear in top shape for extended life.
Storage is the most crucial form of care for your tools and equipment. Keeping moisture out and creating a dry environment for your gear is important so be sure to stow away in a garage, shed or airtight bin. If left outdoors, wooden handles can crack, split, and splinter. Rust also becomes a huge issue for metal surfaces, so take the extra time to return items to a safe place.
Keeping your tools and equipment clean is beneficial for extended product life, too. Dirt will hold moisture causing damage to wooden features and creating a breeding ground for rust. Wipe all tools clean using a little turpentine and water and dry using an absorbent cloth.
Sharp tools are helpful tools. Visit your local hardware store and purchase a file for metal surfaces. Using one long stroke, move the flat edge of the file down the beveled edge of the blade you're sharpening. Once at the end, you'll want to lift the file and place it back at the opposite edge of the blade. Running the file back and forth does not continuously sharpen your blade; in fact it does nothing more than dull your file.
Blades for your weed whacker, lawn mower, and larger lawn and garden equipment can be sharpened, too. We recommend, for safety reasons, taking them to a garden center and allowing professionals to assist in the maintenance. These large blades can be extremely dangerous and injuries can be prevented for a small investment.
With the appropriate actions and a little TLC your garden gear can be helpful for many seasons.
Avant Garden Decor is a premier brand of innovative outdoor living decor, including the CobraCo Brand. From stylish planters and baskets, to flower boxes, plant stands, and fire pits, the CobraCo Brand is the outdoor entertainer's choice for outdoor decor. Avant Garden Decor also offers Gardener's Blue Ribbon brand of garden helpers, such as garden stakes, accessories, and various plant saucers that meet the demands of both gardening hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. Gardeners can contact Avant Garden Decor at http://www.avantgardendecor.com or 800-323-5800.
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