We remove all soil and debris from metal surfaces to prevent rusting and apply linseed oil (follow safety procedures) to bare wood handles. We also keep shovel edges and pruning blades sharp so they minimize effort when we put them to use.
We regularly use these tools or products in our garden at Hortus Oasis and find them indispensable.
From Fafard Soil (www.fafard.com)
Potting Soils. Available at BWI (Phone: 407-884-0242, 3700 W. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32712