Cleaning tools is an important part of garden maintenance but it need not be a chore. A few minutes spent caring for your tools will help to keep them rust free and in full working order.
Here's how we look after our secateurs, but this method will also work for other hand tools:
Step 1. Clean off any residue with soapy water and a cloth or scouring pad.
Step 2. Dry your secateurs with a clean cloth.
Step 3. Apply camellia oil to the blades to prevent rust. We like to use a Japanese oil applicator to help keep this job mess free.
Following these 3 steps after each use will help your tools last longer.