We all love a freshly cut lawn with a nicely decorated garden in our yard. That curb appeal is amazing to look at and welcoming when you come home after a long day. A beautiful yard is something people of Waterloo are very proud of since each yard and garden contributes to the overall beauty of the city. Properly maintaining your trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes can be daunting, very time consuming and it requires a lot of knowledge, so it is best if you can leave it to a professional to ensure that your yard and garden remain flawless. Naturally, some people just like to work in their gardens so if you are interested in pruning your trees by yourself you should have the right tools for the job! Here are some must have tools for all gardening enthusiasts.
The shears are most used tool in the garden for tree pruning. They are the go-to tool when it comes to pruning shrubs, flowers, small growth on trees and vines. They are a hand-held tool and can cut through branches that are up to ¾ of an inch. There are several types of shears available based on your specific requirements:
- Anvil shears – Best for dry branches and stems
- Bypass shears – Most popular, really good for growing stems
- Ratchets – Ratchets could be described as more advanced anvil shears as they cut in several stages and protect the user’s wrists from straining
Loopers are a heavier set of sheers that also come in three distinctive forms (anvil, bypass and ratchet) but with longer blades and handles. They are made for branches that are up to 2.5 inches thick.
Available in many variations and styles they can cut through everything up to 5 inches thick.
If your yard is filled with mostly evergreens and small shrubs or you have hedges, these are the best shears to use.
As their name suggests, pole pruners are great for some light pruning of trees since most versions reach 8ft and higher. You can do your pruning directly from the ground without the need for a ladder in most cases.
Proper Maintenance of Your Tools
All tools will be very reliable and durable if you maintain them properly. Always keep your tools clean and be sure to regularly sharpen the blades of all the tools you use.
Professional Tree Pruning
Even if you love doing garden work you should be careful when it comes to some more demanding and potentially dangerous jobs and in those cases, it’s always best to hire professionals. If you love the site of a beautiful garden that is perfectly grown and cared for, you happen to live in Waterloo and you just don’t have the time to do tree pruning yourself, get in touch with Martin’s Tree Service. Our team has been carefully growing and grooming our business since 2009 and will take the same care and excitement with your garden as well! If you are looking for someone to maintain your garden with professional care and love look no further than Martin’s Tree Service.