How to Prepare Your Garden Tools for Spring: Easy Steps to Get Them Ready
Spring is a busy time for professionals and homeowners alike. After the winter is over, it will take some time to get back on track. With some helpful tips, it can be made easier and prepare you for a successful season.
Keeping track of your tools is one of the best ways to stay on top of your garden. Sharp, well-maintained tools will allow you to work faster and more safely when the weather warms, without worrying about machinery stalling, seizing or becoming blunt.
By preparing your garden tools for spring, you can begin hedge trimming, lawn mowing, leaf blowing, and pruning with ease. Plus, regular tool maintenance improves tool performance, reliability, and longevity – allowing you to maximize your time outdoors.
Maintaining your gardening tools regularly
Maintaining your garden tools before spring arrives will save you hours on last-minute repairs, accessory changes, and struggling with underperforming tools during the busy season. We’ve all been there, and it’s frustrating.
It is important to remember that cold temperatures and moisture-rich air can damage our tools, especially if they have been out of commission over the winter. However, preparing garden tools for spring doesn’t take much effort.
In case you are short on time or are unsure what to do yourself, you can always bring your Husqvarna tools into your local service center for professional service. However, there are some maintenance tasks that are easy to perform yourself. Here are a few tips.
In general maintenance
Performing general maintenance on your garden tools involves cleaning them of dirt, grime and debris. It is also the appropriate time to check for cracks, wear and tear, and damage to your tools before using them.
- Clean the chassis with a damp cloth.
- Look for signs of rust and corrosion on blades, knives, and chains.
- Check that all screws and bolts are tight and that the external wires are secure.
- Make sure the air filters are clean or replaced as necessary.
- Make sure chains, blades, and knives are properly oiled and lubricated.
Changing or sharpening chains
Regular chainsaw maintenance includes sharpening, changing, and upgrading chains. By offering a range of bars and chains, as well as filing equipment and original parts, Husqvarna chainsaw accessories ensure you spend less time and effort on everyday cutting and pruning tasks.
If you have the right filing and sharpening tools on hand, you can easily sharpen a chainsaw chain. When you don’t have enough time or the right tools, a professional service will get it back to normal in no time.
Replace the blades on your mower
Well-maintained lawns require sharp, clean blades. If lawn mower blades are blunt, dull, or damaged, they pull grass out at the roots, splitting and damaging the blades of grass instead of creating a clean cut.
Mower blades can generally be sharpened every few months as needed.
If a blade is damaged or bent, it should be replaced before mowing. Maintenance of lawn mowers is crucial to the performance and efficiency of professional landscapers and greenspace businesses.
No matter what type of mower you have – a ride-on mower, a compact stand-on, a ZTR® zero turn, an Automower® or a push mower – you’ll find all the parts and accessories you need at your local Husqvarna dealer.
Oil Change & Fuel Mixtures
Over the winter, oil and fuel in garden tools may become contaminated with sediment and rust, resulting in poor performance and a greater risk of engine damage. Before storing their fuel tanks for the winter, seasoned gardeners may empty their fuel tanks as a preventive measure. Should this not be the case, it is possible to simply empty the tank and refill as necessary.
In professional lawn mowers, it is recommended to change the oil after every 25 hours. Whether you are unsure how to mix fuel and oil or how to work out the proper ratio, this article will walk you through each step.
Your Garden Tools Need An Upgrade
Occasionally, updating your garden tools with modern accessories and parts is the best thing you can do. Husqvarna Chainsaws can get an upgrade to an X-Cut chain or a new bar, as well as a variety of Chainsaw accessories. Automower® accessories and Grass Trimmer accessories give you a whole new experience without buying brand new tools.
Organizing the garden tool storage
You shouldn’t keep all of your garden tools and accessories in a cardboard box in the corner of your garage for many reasons. It’s a good idea to remove all garden tools and accessories. Before storing them, clean them up and give them some TLC. This is in an area that is free of moisture, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures.
Storage boxes and cases allow garden tools to be preserved for a long time. In addition, drawers can be used to store spare chains, filing kits, and other accessories. You can hang lighter tools from hooks or shelves. To elevate larger, heavier tools, such as lawn mowers, they can be stacked on bricks.
Organizing your tools will save you hours of time searching for what you need. Furthermore, over the course of the year, they are much easier to maintain, clean, and store.
Start Spring The Right Way
Make your Husqvarna garden tools ready for spring and summer by performing some much-needed maintenance. Whether you are a general user or a professional business, find everything you need to get the job done like a pro, whether you are trimming, blowing, or hedging.
Bring a spring to your step this growing season and rediscover the joy of simplicity and ease in the garden.