New Year, New Routine – Garden Tool Maintenance
Garden tool maintenance is an important function of good gardening. Start your 2011 gardening season off right by planning your tool maintenance routine for the year. As author Rebecca Sweet explains:
January is one of the most optimistic months of the year. Besides ushering in a new year, it’s symbolic of a new start, making resolutions to replace bad habits with good and continuing down the road of self-improvement.
When making those New Year resolutions, don’t forget your garden. And, to increase your success rate, keep it simple! (Honestly, how many resolutions have you actually kept)? This year, make your gardening resolutions realistic and specific, rather than the sweeping ‘I vow to never neglect my garden again’ statements. By making resolutions that are actually attainable you’ll not only feel better about yourself, but your garden will thank you! To continue reading click here.
Following are a few tips to help establish your new routine:
- Set up a small tool care station in your garage or tool shed
- Remember to clean your pruners, hedge shears and other equipment; avoid rust-inducing moisture
- Keep tools sharpened and occasionally apply a coat of oil.
Good garden tools should last for many years when properly maintained.