Pruning not only helps to keep your outdoor space looking tip-top but it is also necessary to promote healthy growth of your plants and trees. Walking into the cutting tools department at the local hardware store can be a bit daunting, so we've put together a list of the must-haves for every home shed.
Secateurs A must-have in any shed or gardening kit, built to prune roses, trim flower heads, fruit, stems and small branches. The Atlas Trade 225mm Bypass Nyglass Secateurs made with high carbon steel blades are built tough and the shaped grip makes handling easy.
Loppers were built for cutting those tough branches such as fruit and nut trees and vines. With thicker blades and longer handles, they make it easy to reach high. There are 2 types of Loppers, Anvil and Bypass. With the Atlas Trade Anvil Lopper the blade closes down onto a flat pice of softer metal, perfect for deadwood - but with live wood, the blades don't get close enough and can leave a stub. The Atlas Trade Bypass Lopper blades work like scissors where they pass each other creating a clean, close cut helping the branch to heal.
Hedge Shears Its all in the name, perfect for trimming hedges and small shrubs with long, straight edges. There are 2 types of hedge shears, The Atlas Trade Wavy Blade Hedge Shears grip the the twigs preventing them from sliding along the blade while cutting. The Atlas Trade Straight Hedge Shears are easily sharpened, keeping them sharp and accurate when maintained well.
Pole Pruners Pole pruners are great for reaching to extra tall tree branches, the Atlas Trade Telescopic Ratcheting Pole Pruner and Pruning Saw high carbon steel blades at the end of the 2.4 meter telescopic fibreglass extension pole has a cutting capacity of 30mm but it also has an attachable pruning saw blade helps to trim those wider branches - a must-have for any proud garden.
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