It is commonplace knowledge that having the right tools for garden maintenance is vital. The perfect tools will make your life a lot easier and allow you to keep a higher quality in your work during any task and it is no different when gardening. It is also important to remember that when you are gardening you are dealing with living things, so the right tools will allow the care and light touch that is often required to get the best results from your plants, bushes and trees.
Pole pruners are a very handy addition to your tool collection. They are essentially either a small motorised chainsaw style blade or manual set of steel scissors which slice through out of reach branches. They allow you with a totally easy operation:
- You can reach further without the need for a ladder.
- The cut they make is precise and easy to carry out.
- Either design (motorised or manual) is lightweight enough to make the job safer and less physically demanding than lugging around a set of garden shears or a chainsaw.
Edging knives create a very physical barrier between the grass and the plant beds, meaning that it is harder for those determined little grass seeds to get into the flowers' domain.
Pruning saws and lopping shears are a fantastic addition to your gardening tools when you need to cut branches. The scissor-like lopping shears are perfect for those out of reach branches that are under 2 inches thick, whereas the pruning saws can easily deal with the high limbs that are thicker and not so easy to cut. These tools are perfect for giving you extra reach without the instability that a ladder can offer; you can keep your feet firmly on the ground.