The Gardening Year Dec 2020

December

Cleaning and storing tools for winter

While snow and ice cover your garden, you can use the quiet time in winter to maintain and clean up garden tools, lawnmowers and powered tools for the coming garden season. Tools from WOLF-Garten are long-lasting and need little maintenance, but as with all tools, they still require care and attention to keep them performing at their best.

After a whole season of garden work your spades, edge trimmers and small tools have earned a thorough cleaning, First remove any earth clinging to them. Then take a brush, rags and a bucket of water and get started. Rinse everything off thoroughly with water, then rub the metal parts dry and rub in some vegetable oil. If you find any rust, use a wire brush on it. If that does not work, use rust remover. Check also that all the handles are still firmly attached.

Sharpening shears

Preserve the high quality of all WOLF-Garten shears by cleaning the blades regularly and resharpening them yourself with a whetstone or tool sharpener. Blades that have become blunt can be replaced even after many years.

 

Maintaining lawnmowers

After the lawnmower has been used for the last time, thoroughly clean it to remove any remnants of grass and earth and dry it off.

Organising your garden shed

Use this season to de-clutter the garden shed and organise your tools with the WOLF-Garten Tool Holder System. This space-saving solution has four tool holders on a width of 80cm and will enable you to have all your tools to hand much more quickly when the new season starts.