A hand pruner can be a gardener’s best friend, helping to trim tough branches or clean up flowered areas. There are different types of pruners for different types of gardening jobs. Anvil pruners are used for cutting old or dead wood, while ratchet pruners help cut wood into smaller pieces for easier disposal. Double-cut pruners have two blades to make cleaner cuts in branches that are alive. Loppers are long handled pruners suitable for cutting woody stems no more than an inch in diameter. Knowing the difference between pruners can help make yard work go a lot smoother.
- Having the proper hand pruner can make gardening easier, and minimize stress on joints.
- Knowing what needs pruning will help you determine what type of pruner you need.
- Loppers are long handled pruners that are best for pruning higher branches.
“Bypass pruners make a precise, clean cut that when held properly, prevents damage to live wood.”