If you want the best for your tool and for them to work to the best of their ability Simply rinse soil off digging tools after each use, by making a pit stop at the garden hose. It is also often recommended to keep a small jar or tub of motor oil used or not, inside the garage, and quickly dip tools into the abrasive, lubricating mix a few times after using them. Hang a rag near the sand bucket to give a quick wipe to wooden tool handles, too. Safety note: Do not wad up any oil-soaked rags, especially those soaked with linseed oil, or put them in an enclosed container as there is combustion risk. Clean and dry the rag thoroughly so that it does not damage the handle,
Always try take tools indoors, and hang them up, do not lean them against the garage wall, touching the floor A quick stop at the sink, with soap and a nail brush or scrubby pad, is ideal. this will take away the possible build up of sap, after you clean dry well, and replenish lubrication on the pivot point only. When it comes to blades Wipe the blades down with WD-40 or another lubricant., then you can sharpen your tools with a file of some sorts, this will then leave the tools clean and sterile, so they don’t accidentally spread disease or viruses.