Choosing a Pruning Tool

Choosing a Pruning Tool

From stems to branches and tree limbs, we’ll help you choose the right tool for pruning plants around your yard – as well as offer some basic pruning tips to help encourage healthy growth and up your curb appeal.

Stems & Small Branches

Stems & Small Branches

Pruning flowers and small plants not only removes any dead or damaged growth, but actually promotes healthy growth as well. Be sure to cut just above existing branches at a 45-degree angle in order to allow water to drain off. For other garden maintenance tips, explore our articles below and learn more about Fiskars pruning shears, designed to cut stems and smaller branches up to 3/4” thick.

Thick & High Branches

Thick & High Branches

One tree pruning technique is to make your first cut about 18 inches up the underside of the branch you are removing. Discover optimal second and third cut locations in the articles below and learn more about Fiskars loppers, saws and tree pruners – all specifically engineered for cutting or sawing thick or high branches.

Hedges & Shrubs

Hedges & Shrubs

When trimming hedges, use your home, siding, sidewalk or other straight edge as a guide to create a straight topline. Explore other tips in our article section while learning how Fiskars hedge shears can make sculpting and pruning plants such as bushes and shrubs easy.

Flowers, Plants & Herbs

Flowers, Plants & Herbs

Deadheading flowers on a regular basis helps direct the plant’s energy into producing new blooms. Search for additional pruning tips in our how-to section as you learn more about Fiskars specialty shears and snips, designed for quick, precise cuts through small stems and plants.

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