Precautions while using Garden Tools
Keep tools clean
Clean tools every time you use them, otherwise you will find it much more difficult to remove soil, sap, grass and the like when it has dried and hardened.Tools that are neglected are also prone to rust unless of course you have been able to purchase stainless steel items . This will make them more difficult to use and shorten their life.Keeping rust at bay is a constant battle and the cheapest option is to wipe the blades over with an oily rag. This can be second hand oil as long as you use suitable hand protection.A useful trick used by many gardeners to keep their spades and forks clean is to have a box full of oil soaked sand. Plunging the spade into the sand both cleans and oils in a single action.