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A Backyard Wedding to Remember

My sister is going to be married in a few months. Ever since she was a child, she’s daydreamed about the possibility of getting married on my parents’ large estate. For many people, getting married at a family home makes a wedding personal. If you are planning a backyard wedding at a family residence, consider making your day more beautiful by hiring a professional landscaper. This experienced individual can plant your favorite plants, shrubs, and flowers in your family’s yard. On your big day, you can be surrounding by breathtakingly beautiful vegetation. On this blog, you will discover the benefits of hiring a landscaper for your backyard wedding.


Tips To Help You Get Years Of Use From Your Gardening Tools

Well-made gardening and landscaping supplies not only make gardening easier but also last for many years with proper care. This includes cleaning all tools after use and keeping any tool with an edge sharp. Following a few tips can help you care for your much-needed tools.

1: Keep Tools Sharp

Blades of certain gardening tools do become dull with repeated use. Some gardening tools that tend to dull over time include the following:

  • Hoe
  • Spade
  • Shovel
  • Pruning shears
  • Lawn mower blades

You can buy a special tool made to sharpen edges of any tool with a beveled edge. You can use the sharpener anytime you notice a sharp tool is not cutting it. You can also take your tools to a reliable sharpening service to have the edges restored.

2: Keep Tools Clean 

You should clean your tools after each use. Sawdust, sap, dirt, and mud can accumulate and cause metal parts to rust. To remove sap from your pruning tools, use a little oil and steel wool scrub the area. To help keep sap from sticking to your pruning blades, rub a little paraffin wax on them before the next use.

Digging tools often become caked with dirt and or muddy soil. To remove dirt, use a stiff brush to remove dried-on dirt and a hose to wash away mud. 

3: Maintain Wooden Handles

Many garden tools have wooden handles. With proper care, even wood handles can last for many years:

  • Wipe off handles after each use
  • Sand them and apply a coat of linseed oil yearly

When applying oil, if the first coat soaks in completely, apply a second and then buff the handles. 

4: Clean Before Storing

Fall is the perfect time to care for your gardening tools and make sure they are ready for spring planting and pruning. To clean the metal parts of digging tools, follow these steps:

  1. Fill a bucket about 3/4 full of course sand
  2. Mix in one quart or so of general-purpose oil
  3. Jab tools into the sand and leave them until sand wears away the dirt and the metal is covered in oil
  4. Brush off the sand
  5. Store tools hanging off the ground in a sheltered spot 

If you need to throw out the sand and oil mixture, you'll need to take it a hazardous waste disposal station. Do not add the oily mixture back into your soil. 

Gardening and landscaping is easier and more enjoyable when you have the right tool that has been well-maintained to work properly. If you have any questions about tools you may need, or how to keep your existing tools clean, companies that offer landscape supplies in London, Ontario can help you.