Help, My Garden Tools Are Rusted: How To Clean Rusty Garden Tools

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer After a long season of garden projects and chores, sometimes we forget to give our tools a good cleaning and proper storage. When we return to our garden sheds in the spring, we find that some of our favorite garden tools are rusted. Read on to learn how to clean rusty garden tools. Help! My Garden Tools are Rusted Prevention is the best solution for rusty garden tools. Try to clean your tools well after each use with a rag or brush, water, and dish soap or pine sol. Be sure to remove any sap or sticky residue. After cleaning your tools, dry them and then spray them with WD-40 or rub down with mineral oil. Store your tools hanging on hooks in a dry airy location. Some gardeners swear by storing their tools blades down in a bucket of sand and mineral spirits. However,

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