Clean off your tools after using, then hang them up or stash in a garden bag. Here's how to make a quick tool-cleaning station, from our <i>Green Side Up</i> 2016 issue.
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1. Fill a bucket with dry sand. Moisten sand with vegetable or motor oil.
2. Mix well.
3. Insert tools into sand and let stand. Store in a cool, dry place.
4. Rub any wood handles with linseed oil. When gardening season ramps up, wipe down the blades using an old cloth. Use sandpaper to remove any rust.