We all know that we can clean our garden tools and equipment using plain water. The same is true for cleaning the garden tools and supplies that are part of your home decor. But have you ever stopped to consider how much time and effort go into properly cleaning your garden tools and equipment? Well if you haven’t, I’ll be quite sure you haven’t.
Have you ever noticed that as you’re using your garden tools and supplies from one season to the next your trowel becomes filthy with all kinds of dirt and grime that you have failed to remove during the course of its use? In fact the accumulation of such dirt and grime will actually hinder the performance of your trowel. To continue my metaphor, imagine how a garden hose is rendered useless if every drop of water that hit it gets bogged down and stops working. It’s no wonder people end up calling in the professionals for a hose job!
Like hose cleaning, trowel maintenance is a must. You wouldn’t want your trowels to stop working or worse, break because they’re clogged. That means no more working with that great new garden hose you got because you think it can clean your trowels. It’s just not the case. And let’s face it, who has time to clean their own trowels?
This is why I’m going to share with you a little advice on how to keep your garden equipment clean. It doesn’t have to be hard. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. It just takes a little bit of time and energy on your part. Let me share with you some simple techniques that I use to clean my garden tools and garden equipment.
I begin by checking for any standing water using a small hose. If I can see some water I will continue to wash with the other bucket until the water disappears. This is important because we don’t want our garden hose to become dirty.
Once I’ve found some standing water with my hosing off, I move to remove the dirt from the hose. I usually do this by turning the house upside down and spraying the dirt right out at me. It is a good way to get some of the dirt out. And it makes it easier to rinse the dirt away with the water coming out of the tap.
Then I move on to rinsing the dirt off my trowel. Again I turn the house upside down and spray the dirt right at me. I usually take my time and really scrub the dirt off with the hard hose. I do this once every hour or so until the dirt stops coming through the hose.
How do you clean a trowel? It’s really pretty easy. It just requires a bit of patience and a lot of rinsing. And the dirt doesn’t stick to the trowel like some other materials cause it is made from plastic and water doesn’t stick to it like it does some other materials.
Now when using this material, just use your hands to do this job. This is a much faster process than if you were using something else such as dish soap or something along those lines. So if you have a limited amount of time to do your house chores such as washroom cleaning, this is a great option for you to use.
Next we want to cover the handle part of this tool with some dish soap. I prefer using baking soda because it neutralizes the smell of the material. Soap will clog up this material. After you have done this you can then rinse off the soap with some water. You don’t want to use a lot of water though. Too much water can damage this material so you want to make sure that you are using the right amount.
Now, for the next step on how do you clean a trowel? You need to use your cloth or sponge to apply the cleaner to the trowel. Be very careful when doing this step. It is best to have a steady hand because this material is quite heavy and you don’t want it to be blown around while you are using it. Use the same cleaning approach as you would if you were going to dry your hair.
That is it. Those are the basic steps of how do you clean a trowel? You should be able to complete this job in no time at all. And now that you know how, go take care of your floors and make them look amazing. This material is one of the best tools to use around the house.