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Old 12-24-2008, 10:17 AM
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Default How to Take Care of your Gardening Tools

Visit The Lawn Blog to read Lou Manfredini's first post. Lou will be posting to the site once every two weeks. His tips are helpful to homeowners and professionals. Here is an teaser from the article.

Hi folks. This is Lou Manfredini, Ace’s “Helpful Hardware Man” and I’m here today to give you some suggestions on how to take care of your gardening tools. I’ve always been a big advocate of buying good, quality tools. You’ll spend more upfront, but if you take care of them, quality tools can last a lifetime! Here are a couple of tips that I’ve come up with to help maintain your tools.

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The most important thing with pruning tools, no matter if they are head shears, rose pruners or any type of grass shears, is to make sure they have a sharp blade. The sharper the blade, the better the results. Plus sharp blades are much easier to use. I recommend an annual sharpening, which you can do on your own with a file o


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