Maintaining a spade

How to maintain a spade

Find out how to give your spade a wash and brush up in three easy steps.

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All garden tools will last longer and work better if well maintained. If you clean your spade regularly, getting rid of any dried mud and debris, it will always slice cleanly and easily through the soil.

Watch our No Fuss video guide to sharpening tools, featuring Alan Titchmarsh.

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