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Winterizing and Storing Garden and Yard Tools

Winterizing and Storing Garden and Yard Tools
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  1. How do you store garden tools for the winter?
  2. How do you store garden power tools?
  3. Can garden tools be stored outside?
  4. How do you prepare tools for winter?
  5. Where do you store garden tools?
  6. How do you store garden tools?
  7. How do you store large garden tools?
  8. Where should Yard equipment be stored in a garage?
  9. How do you store small garden tools?
  10. Can I store my power tools outside?
  11. How do you keep tools from rusting outside?
  12. How do I sharpen my yard tools?

How do you store garden tools for the winter?

Coat the metal parts of your tools with light oil or spray them with a lubricant like WD-40 before putting them away. To protect the wooden handles, apply linseed oil. Hang your tools in a shed or garage, out of the weather, until you're ready to use them again.

How do you store garden power tools?

Unplug power trimmers and blowers and store them in a dry place. Store string trimmers by hanging it them whenever possible. Also, be sure to store the disconnected batteries from mowers or other battery-operated tools in a cool, dry place.

Can garden tools be stored outside?

The best advice I can give you regarding garden tools is to put them away. Do not leave them outside! ... When storing your tools, keep them off the ground so they're not exposed to moisture on your garage or shed floor.

How do you prepare tools for winter?

A good first step in preparing garden tools for winter is to thoroughly clean all your tools. Use a coarse metal brush, like one used for cleaning grills, to scrape dirt off of the metal parts of your tools. Follow up with a dry rag and, if necessary, a damp rag. Rub any rust away with a piece of sandpaper.

Where do you store garden tools?

The best place to store tools is somewhere dry. Your garage, mudroom, storage shed -- all good spots. You can just prop most of them in a corner or hang them on hooks. Shovels need a little extra care when you store them.

How do you store garden tools?

Never put your tools away wet. Allow them to dry completely before storing to prevent rusting and handle rot. Once each garden season, rub linseed oil into your wooden handles to help preserve them. After each use wipe the metal parts of pruners, shears, and loppers with an oily rag.

How do you store large garden tools?

Attach a mailbox to the side of a raised garden bed to keep your tools right where you need them. Or install a mailbox near your garden, and put your gloves and most frequently used tools inside. That's convenient. Install strips of wood along the wall with knobs or hooks for hanging your tools.

Where should Yard equipment be stored in a garage?

The best place for lawn mower storage is somewhere dry and protected from the elements, such as a garage or shed. If you have no other choice but to store it outside, keep it elevated above the ground and covered with a durable tarp.

How do you store small garden tools?

greenhouses

  1. Create a Potting Bench Nook. A potting bench offers ample storage plus a place to do gardening. ...
  2. Get Big Storage in Small Space. ...
  3. Storing It All Horizontally. ...
  4. Find Places for Everything. ...
  5. Use Bins and Totes. ...
  6. Add a Shed. ...
  7. Power of Pegboard.

Can I store my power tools outside?

As long as they are not cordless. Well, they tools can stay outside if they remain dry but the batteries and chargers should stay in the basement.

How do you keep tools from rusting outside?

The three main ways to protect your tools from rust are: Controlling humidity; Not allowing them to get wet; Applying a protective coating.

How do I sharpen my yard tools?

Wash them in soapy water then dry them. Pruners, loppers and shears are all sharpened in much the same way. Hold the tool firmly in position then pass the sharpener over the edge of the blade. Use a file, whetstone or sharpening stone appropriate to the size of the blade.

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