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Prepare your Gear

It´s getting warmer and brighter each day, the gardening season 2012 is near. To have a carefree start, check all your equipment and whip it into shape. Clean, lubricate, refuel, test, charge, adjust – everything you can think of. We have some helpful advice for you.

Cutting tools:

Did you store your cutting tools dry and frost-proof during wintertime? In case you did not it might be possible that there are some oxidised areas and the links might not work as smooth as usual.
We suggest you use some steel wool and rub the affected areas clean. Afterwards you check the sharpness of the blades and let them sharpen if necessary.
In the end you take some grease for the links and some GARDENA cleaning spray for the blades. This is how first gardening work is a lot more fun and a lot easier for you.
The tip is for all cutting tools, mechanical, electrical, lawn, shrub and bush tools.

Lawn mower:

You can handle it quite similar with your lawn mower. Clean it good, look if the blades are sharp and the links are lubricated. Plug in your electric mower and check its functions. Should problems occur, it can be checked and repaired by an expert before the season starts. If you have a petrol lawn mower check the oil, clean the air strainer and the spark plug and change the fuel filter or bring your lawn mower to an expert he will do all that for you. Refuel your lawn mower – grass can grow and you are ready to go.

Pumps:

Clean your pump and especially take care that you don´t forget the filter. By first use make sure that you filled up your pump with water, otherwise it can run dry and be damaged.

Watering:

Check the sealing of all your GARDENA watering products they might have been damaged by the cold, if necessary renew them. That guarantees drip free connections.

Besides the well working equipment you can prepare some other things like soil, fertilizer or e.g. planting pots. That all together shortens the time to wait and increases anticipation for the gardening season 2012.

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