When you think about it, it’s amazing how much gardening equipment we can amass. If you have a reasonable sized garden with a lawn, you’ll probably have a shed containing a lawn mower, a grass or hedge trimmer, assorted hand tools and plenty more besides. It’s no wonder some of these items get forgotten or set to one side sometimes, when we could really do with taking a little more care of them.

Tractors and harvesting equipment that have been worked hard during the harvest may potentially have developed some problems with their parts, so a thorough inspection to highlight any damage is essential; waiting for a new part isn’t so much of a problem now compared to if you were in the midst of working. Your machinery is very likely to be coated in dust and dirt from harvesting, so now is also the time for a full clean, as grime that is left on machinery parts will only become a culprit for mechanical problems in the coming months.