Wednesday, October 27, 2021
For some tree species, the time and manner of pruning are very important. In this blog, we explain when it is best to prune which trees and plants and why it is important to offer these items to your customers at the right time.
The so-called ABC trees (the maple, birch and hornbeam) and nut trees (walnut and grapevine), unlike other types of greenery, are prone to 'bleeding' sap if you prune them in the wrong period. It is better to prune them in summer, when there are still leaves on the tree. This is because in autumn, the tree already starts to increase root pressure and sap flow in order to have enough nutrients in spring.
Prevention is better than cure. So provide your customer with the right supplies on time. Do you want to make sure you have enough supplies before the summer pruning season starts? Then, now is the time to select and purchase tools and items that will make pruning much easier in the future.
Our pruning tools easily cut back heads, young abc trees or a hedge. The pruning shears with wooden handles and stainless steel blades last a long time and are packed in a handy open gift box with eurolock. So you can easily hang these pruning shears between the other garden supplies on your shelves. The varied blue shears have an ergonomic grip and can be locked with a lock, just like the stainless steel and copper versions. The blades of the blue shears, made of carbon steel, are also easy to sharpen, even with limited resources. That's good, because the sharper the blade, the less likely it is to fray and the quicker the pruning wound is repaired.
A popular and adaptable glove is the basic rigger glove in sizes M, L, or XL. This is due to the additional strengthening in the thumb, knuckle, and palm, which makes it more suitable for heavy pruning tasks like branch cutting. As a result, you'll have better grip and avoid blisters. A glove with only protection at the pressure points, such as the padded gardening gloves, gives more room to move. Which is easier when using small pruning shears.
Protection and maintenance of pruning tools
Some pruning shears (or knives) sometimes require just a little more care than others, such as carbon steel blades. It's therefore recommended that the blades be cleaned after each usage. A wet climate will also eventually develop corrosion or a patina. Rubbing a few drops of oil over the blade on a regular basis is thus an important element of preserving pruning shears. Our new garden tool maintenance set, which includes a sharpening stone, copper wool, a cloth, and an oil can, will extend the life of your equipment significantly! The set comes in a lovely full-color gift box, making it ideal for giving as a present to an avid gardener. The high-quality PVC lining of the tool pouch below also provides a bit of safety and protection for hand and scissors. With its belt loop, it ensures that you always have the right tool at hand.