Keep your gardening tools in tip top shape and make them last:
After each use or in between plants take a razor and scrape any residue off the sheers/loppers. Then rub the blades with rubbing alcohol to clean and sanitize.
Ideally it should be done before pruning another type of plant in order not to spread any potential insect, fungus, disease or blight problem.
This great and easy technique will help ensure your plants are healthy and your tools are properly cared for.