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Dazzling, Which Gardening Tool is Worth Starting?

If there is anyone in the world who prefers to use scissors than a hairdresser, it should be a gardening enthusiast. Pruning is one of people’s daily activities. But do you know how to choose a good scissors that suits you?

Different gardeners have different needs for scissors. From pruning shears to loppers, they are like reliable partners who help us to create a satisfying gardening work on the gardening road.

So how do you choose a good gardening scissors? Which kind of gardening scissors are you suitable for?

Pruning shears:

Using pruning shears to pruning flowers and trees is the main method for coordinating the reasonable growth of various parts of the flowers and trees, maintaining the tree shape, promoting the flowering results, and controlling pests and diseases. More importantly, the incisions are neat and hardly damage the flowers and trees. It can be used for pruning all year round. For example, in spring and summer, during tree growth period, those diseased branches, dead branches and thin branches can be cut off at any time, and long branches can be cut off or slightly cut.

Scope of application: all kinds of small plant pruning, shrub fruit tree pruning, etc.

Hedge shears:

When pruning, the force used causes the upper blade to gradually enter the branches, and the lower blade acts to support the branches, and the branches are continuously breaking. In addition, it is very labor-saving to use. However, before you start, make sure that the scissors are perpendicular to the plant at 90° and try to get the end of the blade close to the plant.

Scope of application: shrub trimming, grass trimming, etc.

Loppers:

The loppers can cut thick branches of 0-4 cm. The shape of the cutter head has a straight mouth shape and a crescent shape. Although the quality of the loppers is reliable, cutting dry soft wood are not advised.

The two blades of the loppers are different. One is used for cutting and the other is blunt for extrusion. Also the length of the handle should be adjusted according to the thickness of the branches.

In fact, it is also widely used to prune thick branches of fruit trees. The principle of leverage helps you cutting the thick branches without any effort.

Scope of application: fruit tree pruning, shrub pruning.

Correct Usage And Maintenance of Pruning Shears

Fruit tree pruning is an important task in orchard management. Good tools and proper usage, will save time and effort for the entire pruning process. But in daily life, many gardeners use the tools in the wrong way. There are so many fruit gardeners who often complain that the pruning shears he/she bought did not work long, and pruning became very laborious! Or the trimmed cut is not smooth, which is not conducive to wound healing.

Some of the inferior pruning shears do have this problem. If it’s not about the material, incorrect usage is the reason.

People who often cook should have this kind of experience: if cutting meat or vegetables straight down, hands will be very tired after short time. However, If we tilt the knife slightly at an angle, pushing it forward while cutting, job will be so much easier. Isn’t it?

Also let’s talk about daily maintenance of pruning shears. Any sharp tool will become dull if not well maintained. This rule also applies to FLORA GUARD. Although FLORA GUARD pruning shears are produced under strict quality control standards, maintenance is very necessary. In order to make the pruning shears service you longer, please pay attention to timely maintenance and proper storage.

The maintenance of the pruning shears is mainly about the blade, and it can be polished with a thin object such as grinding wheel (#300-#400) or sharpening stone (#150) to make the blade lasting and durable. Please note that the cutting edge on the back should also be grinded accordingly. However, the edge of the other curved blade should be polished gently which helps removing the burrs and dirt of the cutting edge. Sharpened blade will not only make the trimming easier, but also prolong the life of the shears components.

In addition, after the scissors are dried, apply a thin layer with anti-rust oil and store it in a dry place where children cannot reach and avoid direct sunlight.