Easy Ways to Maintain Your Yard Tools

It’s been months since you’ve had to pull out your battery lawn mower, but the snow has melted, and spring has sprung. Before you get back out to the lawn, it’s a good idea to perform some maintenance on your lawn and garden tools. Here are some of the steps you can take to ensure your lawn and garden tools are well-maintained.

Give Your Tools a Good Cleaning

The first step is to make sure everything is clean. Hopefully, you put away your tools clean, but if not, now is the time to clean them. Clean all the dried grass off the bottom of the battery mower and make sure any vents are clear. Be warned that wet grass that sticks to a battery mower’s underside can cause rust if left long enough. Get the dirt off of any shears and scrub any sap or dried-on dirt off shovels. Rust from sap on shears is common, and you’ll want to use a stiff brush or scrubbing pad to get rid of it.

Sharpen Blades

Next, you will want to sharpen any blades. Start small, with shears and pruners. While you can probably find a service to sharpen your lawn mower blade, it’s easy enough to find local tool shops or garden centers that offer sharpening tools like a flat file, carbide knife sharpener, or a whetstone available. In just a few seconds and a few passes per side, you can resharpen blades.

Get Rid of Rust

Getting rid of rust can be tough. However, a little bit of rust is easy and can be tackled in a few different ways. Soaking a tool in vinegar or wrapping a tool in a vinegar-soaked rag and leaving it overnight can pull the rust to the surface, easily scrubbed away with a metal brush or steel wool. Lemon juice or citric acid can also do the trick, while a paste of baking soda and water left to sit for a few hours can also help with rust.

Lubricate Moving Parts

Next, you will want to ensure moving parts are lubricated. This includes the chain on a cordless chainsaw, but you might also want to oil shears. The lubricant not only helps moving parts move easier but also protects against rust. You will have to put the lubricant directly on the blades of shears, but cordless chainsaws should have a reservoir that automatically dispenses the lubricant, making them have very little maintenance.

Sand Down Wood

Finally, don’t forget about wooden handles. You might need to sand down handles to make them smoother. You can also finish or varnish the wood to help protect it. This will also help prevent any splinters while protecting the wood from the elements.

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