Garden Tool Sharpening Services
Contact us to schedule a time for us to come to your location and sharpen your garden tools & equipment, including chain saws.
Garden tools seldom become obsolete and can serve you well for decades. We have many clients that still use garden tools that were passed down through a generation or two.
Proper maintenance (cleaning, sharpening and protecting) will increase the life span as well as make your tools easier to use. A well-honed shovel slices through the hard-packed ground with less strain on your back, while a sharp blade on a pruner cuts cleanly, making your job quicker and minimizing trauma to your plants.
It helps to start out with good-quality tools. The extra cost will spare you the greater hassle and expense of replacing inferior tools every couple of years.
Sharp tools make work easier and safer. A sharp hoe can quickly cut through the soil to sever a weed. A dull hoe will take more effort and may not evenly slice off the weed root. The same holds true for just about all garden tools.
You also keep plants healthy when you work with sharp tools. Dull gardening shears can split and tear stems, opening them to infection. Sharp shears make clean cuts that heal quickly.
How often you need to sharpen tools depends on what kind of soil you have, how frequently you use the tool, and whether or not you use it correctly. The type of soil is the key. Sandy soil is abrasive, and digging or hoeing in this type of soil will rapidly pit and dull most tools. Misuse is the fastest way to dull a sharp garden tool. Some actions such as dropping a tool on concrete or using a hoe to break through rock will quickly dull the tool. If you use garden tools for their intended purposes and maintain them properly, they will keep their sharp edges for longer.
Our garden tool service includes cleaning as well as minor rust removal, sharpening, and lubrication of your tools and equipment.
TIP: Gently rub an orange peel or a heavy leaf over the garden tool edge. If the tool doesn’t cut easily into the peel or leaf fiber, then it’s time to sharpen.