Winter is officially setting in, and my garden tools are headed back to the safety of their covered shed! Before I put them away for the season (and before I bring them out again in the Spring) I like to give my garden tools a little TLC. It helps prevent rust, and the spread of disease! Here are a few of my favorite ways to keep your gardening tools in tip top shape.
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As I mentioned before, proper tool storage is incredibly important for all garden tools. Don’t even think about leaving your tools out (even if it’s just for a night or two!) Instead, take them directly to your garden shed or garage to keep them away from harmful elements.
From time to time, every gardener will have to use their gardening tools to tend to a diseased plant. While a majority of plant illnesses aren’t contagious, it’s still important to clean your tools after use. Clean your tools in a mixture of half rubbing alcohol, half water. Ta-da! Squeaky clean.