You’ve whipped your home into shape with your spring cleaning efforts. Great job! Have you ever thought about extending those efforts to your yard and gardening supplies? Most people use their garage or backyard shed to hold these supplies. Frequently, items are piled and tossed making it difficult to find the supplies you need, when you need them. A few simple tips and some effort can make your time in the yard and garden much more enjoyable.
How many times have you used your trowel or weed rake and tossed it back in the shed only to find them rusty the next time you need them? This cool idea will keep your tools rust free and help you make sure you know where they are at all times. All you need is a terra cotta pot, some sand and mineral oil. Pour, mix and add your tools for a simple solution to rusty, missing gardening tools.
Keep Hand Tools Near Your Garden
Sometimes you just want to head out to the garden after a long day of work. You don’t want to go to the shed and gather tools first. Problem solved! Upcycle an old mailbox to create the perfect mini-storage space. Attach it to your raised bed or to a spike in the ground for easy access to your tools right from the garden.
Cleaning Tools is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
Maybe you haven’t been so good about keeping your hand tools clean in the past. They’re still usable, but they’re covered in rust and you know they’ll last a lot longer if you take better care of them. Grab some wax paper from your kitchen and head out to the yard. Wipe down your tools until they look new. Then make sure you set up the rust-free storage solution at the beginning of this post to keep them looking great!
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