As temperatures drop, it’s important to protect your gardening tools. During cold weather tools can rust excessively and become dull if not stored properly.
“Often we forget that a hand tool is an important part of what we do…” James Wilhite, Owner of Wilhite Landscaping-Lawn Care said “When indeed just a little bit of maintenance goes a long way.”
He suggest coating tool handles with Linseed oil for a protective shield. Also, wiping access dirt and debris off can expand a tool’s lifespan.
“I like to look at a hand tool as something that will make my job easier, faster and more efficient and cared for properly, it’s an item that will be around for a long time and give me a lot of good service.” Wilhite said.
Towels coated in motor oil can self combust, if piled in a corner according to Wilhite. Placing items in fire proof container or laying them out to dry can help prevent a fire.
“The last thing you want is to spend excess money on tools,” Wilhite said.
Wilhite Landscaping-Lawn Care is located at 13186 Highway 64 West in Tyler. For more information call (903) 593-5975.