Garden Tool Maintenance

cleaning storing garden tools

MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER

Content Tools




Wooden Tool Parts:

  1. Rinse or brush dirt off wooden handles.

  2. Use fine sandpaper to remove any splinters.

  3. Finish with a light coat of linseed oil.



Metal Tool Parts:

  1. Use a wire brush to whisk off any dried dirt.

  2. Sand with fine steel wool.

  3. Sharpen all blades and cutting edges with a file.

  4. Apply a light coat of WD-40 and store tools in a bucket of dry sand to prevent rust.