Before you put your garden tools away for the year, take a few minutes to clean and oil them. It’s a simple task that will greatly extend the life of your tools. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Clean your tools thoroughly. Use a wire brush to remove any rust. Then, let them dry.
Step 2: Rub linseed oil into the metal portion of your tools. Wipe off the excess.
Step 3: Rub linseed oil into any wooden handles. Continue to apply oil until the wood stops absorbing it. Then, wipe off the excess.
Step 4: Store your garden tools in the garage or shed until next spring.
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