The time of year has come to ensure your gardens are well maintained. You don’t have to be a professional gardener to look after your garden.
Gardening tools are not cheap but pay for themselves very quickly when you consider what they save on the cost of hiring a professional gardener. However, if you do not care for your garden tools, they will not provide the years of use for which they were designed and then it becomes very costly to constantly replace them.
Storage of garden tools is an integral part of maintaining them. Although they were designed for a specific purpose, this purpose results in their degradation. However, with basic care and maintenance, these effects can be neutralized. Most of the time our garden tools are not being used, and during this period they must be properly stored.
Nature is ironically the biggest enemy of garden tools. As these tools are generally made from wood and metal, they are susceptible to rotting and rust if exposed to the elements for prolonged periods of time. Consequently, once cleaned following use, garden tools must be stored away from the elements.
There are different storage solutions appropriate for different sizes of tools. Smaller tools such as scissors, and pruners should be stored in a tool box. Plastic tool boxes are sturdy and come in different sizes and configurations. Many people associate tool boxes with screwdrivers, spanners, and the like but they are also great for storing gardening tools, and speaking of sheds, they are a perfect place for storing large gardening tools such as lawn mowers. These days, there is an extensive range of plastic outdoor sheds with sizes and colors to suit every taste.
Tool racks are the perfect storage solution for long, slim tools such as shovels, hoes, loppers, and rakes. Tool racks also come in a variety of configurations for space optimization. For example, there are hanging, corner, and block designs to suit any space. Tool racks are best placed under cover in a shed.
Long-handled tools are best stored where they’re out of the way but still accessible. Attaching a sturdy tool hanger to the inside of your shed’s door frees up the walls for shelves and a potting bench.
In tight quarters where there’s never quite enough light, open metal shelving that lets the sun filter through is an ideal choice. Adjustable shelves give flexibility to match shelf height to tools.
Magnetic bars are ideal to hold and organize tools. Choose a bar with a magnet strong enough to hold the weight of your tools and you’ll always have them within reach.
Proper maintenance and storage of your gardening tools will ensure years of safe and productive use.
If you don’t have the space at home to store your gardening tools then why not contact Multicube Storage Leeds, one of our small 25 sq ft storage rooms would be ideal for gardening equipment that you don’t have space at home for.