Keeping garden tools clean not only helps us get the best from them, it helps ensure that they last for years.

What would our garden look like if it weren’t for our trusty garden tools? An expert gardener, Tanya Visser, has a clever way to keep those garden tools clean:

  1. Fill a bucket with builder’s sand and saturate the sand with vegetable or car oil.
  2. Knock off any soil and dig the metal parts of the tools into the oily sand a few times. This serves three purposes: it cleans off excess dirt; it lightly sharpens the blades; and, it oils the tools at the same time.
  3. Hang them up and they are ready for the next time you need them.

Whether you are a budding gardener starting out or an old oak at gardening, looking to expand your collection of gardening tools and accessories, has a wide range of tools from which to choose.

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