Garden hoe maintenance; Before selecting a typical garden hoe; think sometime that what’s your demand and what is expected from it. You have to select the size, shape as per your demand.
Select a hoe which has at least 54 inch long handle made with better quality wood.If you own a ready-made garden, scuffle hoe may be a better choice for you cuts weeds from roots at forward or backward but if you are new gardener and want to break packed earth during planting; it’s not a better option for you moreover you can choice a such hoe which chop tough weeds such as prohoe.
By taking proper care of your garden hoe. It’s will remain usable for a long time. Using oil after working period of your favorite garden hoe will be a better option to take care of it.
Garden hoe maintenance is experimented that your Garden tools will last longer if you take care of it in a certain time period. So manage some to clean,sharpen,sand and oiling your garden hoe.
To clean your favorite Garden hoe collects a bucket of slightly warm water and a bristle brush. At first remove dirt by using the brush with gentle brushing on it.After knocking of dirt from your tools;then scrub it with warm water and bristle brush.After scrubbing let it dry for sometime otherwise you can dry it with dry cloth.
You can take care of your wooden handles by sanding it with 60 or 80 grit paper for smooth handle surface. Don’t forget about rust; you must be aware of it. You can remove it by using a wire brush or 80 grit sandpaper otherwise you can use an electric sander for faster operation. This also time-saving to use an electric sander in place of sandpaper or wire brush.
Now the time to sharpening your favorite tools. Don’t forget to wear eye protector and hand gloves for your safety to protect from sharpen edges of your gardening tools. Before start sharpening fixed beveled edge of the tools as it before. You should keep in mind that tools has too much angel indicate most sharpen edge;so be ware of too much angel during sharpening.