How to start pruning as a beginner
Pruning can help your plants stay healthy,strong and and looking their best, flower well and ensure they don't take over your garden. Here are some min basics tips to help you out, as part of our Jardineer Gardening Week advice series.
What is pruning?
First of all,Let's define what is pruning,and how it can help for your plants.Pruning can decide the direction of growth, let sunlight and air into the plant, and remove excess damaged and diseased branches.As the owner of the garden,you need to have some basic plant knowledge.
How to prune?
Before you start, spread a tarp to make it easier to clean up.
Prepare a pair of very sharp garden shears to help you prune efficient.Look at the basic plant and remove any laterals or extensions growths that are too closely spaced. This lays the basic framework for how and in what direction your shrub will flourish. Remove the sick ,thin,and redundant branch.The inner branches also need air and sunlight,so cut back along the branches,not just cutting the top branches.
Step 3 Prune the elegant shape of the plant
Don't make the top of the bush wider than the root, because you want the sun to shine through the entire plant.Prune branches regularly Making the plant fuller and stronger.
When to prune your shurb?
It’s accept that winter is the best time to prune.Cuz winter is the dormant times for any plants.Without the leaves, you can easily see the branching structure of the shrub and decide what to cut.Winter pruning promotes growth,in contrast,pruning in the summer will slow growth.
One thing to note is avoid pruning shrubs in winter that will bloom in spring.You’ll be cutting off the flower buds that would provide the spring show. The time to prune a spring-flowering shrub is shortly after it has finished blooming, before it forms next year’s flower buds.
You can do light trimming throughout the year. Pruning immediately after the flowers fade is the good way to make the most beautiful one in next spring bloom.
What Tool Should You Use?
Here are some guide to help you use the right shears to make purning easier.
*The small garden shears to cut 0-1 inch diameters
The long-reach micro tip easily get into tight spaces, precisely make smooth cuts without damaging other stems of your plants. The micro snips are NOT suitable for cutting hard (woody) stems.
*Use loopers to cut 1-2 inches in diameters
Looper is suitable for fruit tree pruning, potted pruning, landscaping, thick twigs, rose and bushes pruning, makes all heavy duty pruning tasks easy.The better choice is carbon steel makes non-stick cut to preserves plants' health, even keeps it’s edge cut after cut.
*Use hedage shears to cut hedages such as trimming Borders, Boxwood, and Bushes,
Carbon steel Hedage shears provides a great cutting performance and long-lasting usage. Wavy blades design makes cut smoothly and easily, keep the twigs from slipping off. The clean smooth cuts are better for plants' health.
*Professional grass shears cut long grass
Ideal for garden lawn edge cutting and care and great for cutting foliage and trimming back bulb plants after they have finished blooming.These grass shears are indispensable for your garden and lawn.Fully hardened blades of grass shears with anti-stick coated, which hold sharp edge for precise, clean cuts.Blades have optimum cutting pressure and the grass is not squeezed.
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