Dull, worn tools are unsafe for you, & bad for your lawn.
In all seriousness… Dull, rusty, cracked & corroded tools can not only cost you a lot of time fixing, but they can encourage the spread of weed seeds, soil-born pathogens, and make your yard look like a bad, DIY dog haircut.
Here are 5 tips to keep you safe, your tools sharp & your lawn sharper.
1. Clean Your Tools After Each Use
Don’t be bothered by this one; we promise it doesn’t take long! All you really need to do to keep your tools clean is use a hose or wipe them off after working them in the dirt. This step rids the tool of any debris, and make sure you dry them off, to prevent rust while keeping them in great shape for next time!
2. Store Your Tools in a Dry & Protected Area
3. Apply Oil to Your Metal Tools to Prevent Rust
4. Be Cautious of Rocks & Hard Objects
5. Get Your Tools Sharpened Regularly
At least once a year you should sharpen high-use tools, preferably at the beginning of every season for the best results. The sharper, the better. Your lawn and garden will thank you for it!
This is going to be the year you finally plant that garden… or have it come up this time. And this is YOUR year to have the best-looking yard in the neighborhood to make Bob from two doors down, jealous.
To start this season off right, get your blades sharpened with Bertarelli Cutlery so this can be your most successful yard yet!