UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

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Garden Tools Prep

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Photo: Garden tools
If you’re a warm-season gardener and won’t be using your tools during the winter, now is a good time to get your tools ready for the off-season. Check your yard to make sure you haven’t left anything outside. Then clean dirt and sap from your tools and coat steel surfaces (check with a magnet if you’re not sure) with a light coating of oil to prevent rust. You can sharpen pruners and loppers. We have a video showing how to clean and sharpen tools.

More information: Tool Care Tips

Months applicable
  • November
  • 1. To-do

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