Clean Tools, Easy Work

Taking a clean garden fork or spade out of the shed at the start of a gardening session gets you off on the right foot. Nobody wants to find that the spade or fork is caked in dry soil from the last time you were in the garden. Clean equipment makes the task easier and faster.

Use a stiff general purpose brush to remove any dried soil. Once clean use a clean cloth or paintbrush and cover with lubricating oil such as WD-40 or 3-in-1 Oil Drip Can.

For the handle and shaft use a damp cloth and then repeat with a dry cloth, making sure to do the corners of the handle in case any pests are hiding. Apply a thin layer of bees wax or linseed oil over all the wood.


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