Maintaining wooden gardening tools

Well cared for tools last longer and look better – Alan Titchmarsh shows you how.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
To do
To do

Do To do in January

Do To do in February

Do To do in March

Do not To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do To do in November

Do To do in December

If well cared for, garden tools with wooden handles like trowels, hoes and spades will last years and stay looking good. Watch this video guide with Alan Titchmarsh, as he shows you some of the quick and easy things you can do to keep them in good condition.