Friday, March 5, 2021
Of all the chores on the schedule this spring, one is high on the gardening list: Pruning! Every tree, shrub or plant has different needs, but most benefit from a bi-annual pruning. Good pruning tools are the key to success, but then it's helpful to know which pruning tools are the best fit. How to choose the right tool for your customer? We will help you on your way.
Pruning encourages growth
To provide your customer with good pruning advice, it is important to know what and why to prune. For example, do old branches need to be removed to promote growth or does an overgrown tree or plant needs to return to its original shape? There are actually two ways to prune, namely thinning out and shortening. When thinning a plant, you remove dead branches and give the plant more breathing space. Shortening is the more rigorous version of pruning, where you cut away branches as far as the root ball sometimes. The shortening is also where mistakes are often made.
With a little research to be pruned plant, you will soon find out when and where the pruning shears should be used. And then the right equipment comes in handy! Pruning with blunt pruning shears causes fraying. The wound of the plant then needs much longer to recover. The plant is therefore longer susceptible to diseases such as fungi. With our quality shears you will ensure a healthy bush, tree or plant and a satisfied customer!
The right tool is half the work
Each plant or tree requires a different tactic or tool. A small pruning shear is suitable for the simple pruning jobs, where branches are no thicker than 2.5 centimeters. The most popular pruning shears are those with a parrot beak, with the curved shears you can easily cut away young wood, among other things. With these scissors both blades move, creating a nice clean cut.
In our pruning assortment we have several types of parrot beak pruning shears, including a tough carbon steel scissors with safety loop, stainless steel pruning shears with ergonomic handles, but also real fashionistas with a fancy print.
When pruning old, hard or stiff branches, choose a straight flat pruning shear or an anvil pruning shear. With an anvil pruning shear, only the top blade moves, allowing you to apply more force. The blade cuts through hard branches more easily. Does your customer also take care of the hedge? Then the stainless steel hedge trimmer cannot be missing in your assortment.
Looking for a real all-rounder? Our stainless steel multi-tool is fully equipped and features 5 different tools-in-one!
Gardening can be as safe, clean and efficient as possible. It would be a shame to spend a lot of time changing and cleaning up tools. A tool holder, bag or garden apron offers a solution. One of our newest aprons is made of waxed canvas. This fabric makes the apron dirt- and waterproof! The apron has no less than six spacious compartments. This leaves plenty of room to store all the necessary tools and you customer immediately have everything at hand.
Speaking of hands, protect them during pruning with the right gloves. Curious about the right gardening glove for each job? Check them out here!
The right aftercare
At the end of pruning, the garden looks neat again and new shoots have plenty of opportunity to emerge. So pack up and go, or what? Good tools only last with the right care. So don't throw all the dirty tools together in a bin, but make sure they are clean and dry. Also, regularly sharpening your pruning shears helps keep the blades sharp.
Explore our entire range of garden tools here.