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Spring Spruce-Up

Keeping Lawn and Garden Tools in Shape

Keep your spring maintenance tools rust-free, sharpened and mechanically sound.

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Photo 6 of 7Trowels and Shovels

Trowels and Shovels (6 of 7)

Prep your hand tools for the spring planting season with these easy tune-ups:

  • - Coat clean metal surfaces with vegetable oil to prevent rust formation.
  • - Rub wooden handles with boiled linseed oil to prevent drying and cracking.
  • - Stroke a metal file along the angle of the blade to sharpen it.

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