Yard tools are an important item this time of year. Anyone with any ideas on maintinence, this is the time to post them. One thing I have is a box with some sand and motor oil in it to dip my metal yard tools in after use, like my shovel . They stay in good shape this way. Also check your handles for cracks and use some already boiled linseed oil on the wood handles, keeps them flexible and strong so they don't dry out. Anyone else have some tips? I'm no gardener, I just dig where I'm told.