As winter approaches, many of you are hard at work preparing your garden for cold weather. Hopefully, you've already planted that cover crop, applied a fresh layer of mulch and prepared your cold frames for fresh winter greens (read What To Do in Winter for tips on cold-season gardening). You know that a little winter prep can really pay off when spring arrives, but don't forget that your garden tools need a little TLC as well. Here are some tips on how to keep them in great shape while they await the return of warm, sunny days.
Good tools are expensive. Take good care of yours and they'll contribute to many years of productive gardening. Looking to replace one that's beyond repair? Try the Freecycle Network or visit garage sales in your area.
Do you have tried and true garden tool tips? Post your advice in the comments section below.
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