Garden Tool Care Virtual Workshop with Tracy Blevins recorded on April 15, 2020.

Learn how to properly maintain your tools for their best performance in the garden. Having clean and well maintained tools are important to the health of your plants. This workshop will cover selecting quality tools, preventing wear and damage, and maintenance tips on cleaning, disinfecting, sharpening and more. This was a VCE MGACRA Educational Program (https://www.mgacra.org/) with master gardener Tracy Blevins.

Also see my Play List Garden Tool Care (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…) for close up videos of different sharpening tool demos.

Resource links mentioned in this workshop:

– Hand Tools Safety: Lawn Care Training Guide Hand Tool Care and Safe Use | VCE https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/d…

– How to Properly Prune Trees and Shrubs – Tracy Blevins, PlantsMap https://info.plantsmap.com/journal/ho…

– What is a disinfectant or sanitizer | PennState Extension https://extension.psu.edu/what-is-a-d… – EPA Registered Disenfectants https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registr…

– Disinfecting tools | UF/IFAS http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.ed…

– Choosing a Disinfectant for Tools and Surfaces in Horticultural Operations | Mississippi State University Extension Service http://extension.msstate.edu/publicat…

– Pruning Equipment for Home Gardeners – Washington State University FS131E https://research.libraries.wsu.edu/xm…

– How to Clean and Sharpen Your Pruners – UNH Coop Extension https://extension.unh.edu/blog/how-cl…

– YouTube – Prune Like A Pro (https://www.youtube.com/user/PruneLik… )

– Pole Saw Blade Maintenance – Prune Like a Pro (https://www.youtube.com/user/PruneLik…)