Wooden Gardenware Upkeep

Doesn’t it irritate you when you pick up a tool or handle and get a sliver poke? Well I’ll sand that off when I’m done with whatever. Somehow you just don’t get around to it. Next time you notice a real crack in the handle forming. This could all be prevented with an annual fall cleanup and repair.

Scrape off all the soil and mud accumulated through the season and rinse or wipe clean and dry thoroughly. Then sand the entire wooden part of the wheelbarrow, pruners, trimmers, shovels, hoes, etc. Your final and most important treatment is to pour a little BOILED LINSEED OIL on a rag and rub the wooden parts thoroughly. Let hang till dry and the wood will be better than new next spring.

~Submitted by Sheri Kisch