Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

Ah, how hard it is for a summer resident in winter! He is sad in the city, sad without space and fresh air. Stale on the comfortable sofas, sat at the festive tables — corn from the palms came back from the prostrate weaned. And the soul is not in place — how are your favorite pruners, shovels and rakes spend the winter without a master?

Small garden tools

Yes,dear colleagues-gardeners, and in rural life without jewelry work can not do. Well, if the suburban area is large, you can not skimp on the ground under the flowerbeds, do not crowd the seedlings when planting, then it will be easy to weed — Masha yourself with a hoe in all directions, without fear of demolishing the heads of neighboring plants. And if the flower is miniature, then a special tool is needed. Tiny hoe with a narrow cloth, a tiny rake (to level the ground after weeding, to bring beauty), shovel (to pour soil, mulch, fertilizer).

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

Check readiness for operation

And here everything is the same: wash, dry well, protect metal parts from moisture with lubricants. Tip: do not use harsh detergents when cleaning the instrument. Better water with a brush to find nothing. Soaking the tool is also not desirable, after such a procedure, rust will not take long. Most often, when the inventory is detected shortage of small garden equipment — it is often lost in the garden. When buying new shovels and rakes, choose a tool with a solid body (if you prefer plastic handles) or pleasant to the touch rubberized handles. Also the tool with a working part from the cast aluminum alloy perfectly proved: does not rust, does not need greasing when laying on winter storage.

Set for planting bulbs and seedlings

Such a planting set is a truly priceless purchase for those who have to plant not a dozen bulbs, but a hundred. A durable planting cone with a convenient handle can quickly and easily prepare the holes, and a mini-rake — padding planting and gently align the surface of the beds.

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

I always plant a lot of garlic, and at the beginning of the enthusiasm at the height: the place for planting is vigorously loosened with a hoe, a groove is planned, the lace is stretched, the teeth are almost at the same distance from each other. But this work is very tedious — without devices you get tired quickly, and soon the pickled arrows do not seem so tasty, and not very much they want… Is it worth torturing yourself so if you can easily get rid of suffering, and the price of the question is not so great?

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

Check readiness for operation

Landing equipment should be clean, dry, with corrosion protection — even if the metal is stainless, I would lubricate just in case, it is very convenient tools, I would not want to risk.

Secateur

Green thumb without reliable pruner as without hands! And hands in the garden business too much does not happen, so different tools will be useful. Look, is it possible to do in the country without such pruners:

  • for flowers;
  • straight cut;
  • with an anvil;
  • with ratchet mechanism;
  • inoculative;
  • for bonsai and topiary.

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

It remains only to choose the appropriate copies, and then share their impressions about what they are doing.

Check readiness for operation

The main task — to clean well (the juice of plants and dust sometimes form a very insoluble substance, but it definitely needs to get rid of) and dry. Keep the pruner only in the open position: the spring, which has long been in a compressed state, will not work so effectively.

Brush cutter

It must be reliable, because we will not only cut the bushes, but also quite thick branches — that’s how to drink to give! And convenient, so we are not tired ahead of time. And the brush cutter should be easy — not enough to get tired at the preparatory stages of work, carrying a heavy tool.

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

Check readiness for operation

And finally, what should be a brush cutter, so that it can be called without a twinge of conscience excellent? Right, sharp. So pull out the hedge trimmers from the shed and check it blade. They should be free of rust, residues of plants (about the purity needed to take care of back in the fall) and no serifs. Any imperfection on the metal surface worsens the cut. Therefore, armed with a file, sandpaper, mounted on a wooden bar, or a special device for sharpening, bring the surface to the ideal. Previously brush cutter you need to unwind, so to sharpen the blades much easier.

Saw

Saw in the economy is clearly needed. And let on your site yet there is no tree (to saw it seems and there is nothing), but a saw buy surely. Who knows at what point it will be needed: on kebabs, in the construction of a country shower or the construction of a new bench.

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

Check readiness for operation

With the saw will have a notable Tinker, but you can handle it. First, the teeth should be washed from the juice and resins of plants. Secondly, they need to be sharpened and diluted. Sharpening hold a triangular file, fixing the saw in the vise with the blade up. Dilute the teeth will be a little more difficult — there will need skill and a special device. Tool which found its former sharpness, you need to be thickly lubricated with grease or lubricating oil. In this state, the saw will be as long as it is not required in the economy. If done correctly, then no problems in the spring you will not find.

Sprayer

Yes,I know that all gardeners would like that the sprayer was not required. It is a pity, but pests do not share this wonderful point of view: as soon as it gets warmer, they are hungry and angry after the winter, hordes rush to our plants. And they will attack them all summer. To this add pathogens, from which, too, no one is immune. Therefore, it is very desirable to get more than one sprayer: for local treatments, you can buy a compact manual volume of 2 liters, for trees and shrubs, a backpack version of 12 liters will be suitable, and for serious confrontation, for example for a large orchard, you will need a sprayer of 16 liters or more. Well, if such an impressive sprayer will be on wheels, so it is much easier to move. By the way, it would not hurt to buy a separate foliar feeding — the soul is somehow calmer, if you know that insecticides and fungicides on the fruit just do not fall.

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

Check readiness for operation

In the spring with time cleaned and put in order sprayer do not need to do anything — got yourself and start early spring treatment. All the necessary attention he will have to pay at the end of the season. The sprayer should be disassembled, thoroughly washed from working solutions, the tubes should be blown properly, allow all parts to dry. Spray tips are recommended to be stored in a dust-proof place, but so that then it was really found. Proven way: put the parts in a separate bag and put it inside the sprayer, so they are not exactly lost.

Garden Tools: Spring Readiness Check (Part 2)

The list of tools that can be useful to the gardener and gardener, you can continue. And from myself I can add: a good tool — a reliable assistant gardener. Managed to find a hoe or a brushcutter to your liking — take care of them, and tell your friends — not only will you need good tools.

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