Month: September 2020

How to perform basic garden maintenance

Many dream of owning a large house with a garden attached to it but they may not realize just how much work goes into maintaining the garden and making it look perfect at all times. The frequency depends on its size and the variety of plants growing in it, but a house garden should be regularly maintained by a professional to assure that no plant diseases are present. The costs can quickly add up though so be prepared for that when choosing to buy a house with a spacious garden. Fortunately, almost anyone can learn how to do basic garden maintenance if they own the right tools for the job.

One of the more useful garden tools are branch scissors, also called shears. They are very easy to use too. Their main purpose is, as the name suggests, cutting branches but they can just as well be used to prune any kind of plant, small or large, that is growing in your garden. A sturdy pair of branch scissors should be able to cut through most materials, not only branches but also leather or rubber. A good pair of branch scissors should fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.

How to prune plants

Pruning plants means cutting off any dead or overgrown parts, be it leaves, stems, or branches. Regular trimmings promote plant growth and prevent pests or diseases from attacking the vulnerable and weak parts of your plants. By pruning, you can also give the plant your desired shape. In general, pruning should be done during the most active growing season of the plant so be sure to find out what season is it for each of your plants. But be aware that even if the growing season has passed already it is still better to prune the plant now rather than waiting till next year. Over winter the plants are prone to becoming infected with diseases and if you leave it untreated for too long, the disease is eventually going to spread to the healthy parts of the plant. This can even kill the plant completely.

All you need to prune your plants effectively is a sharp pair of garden branch scissors. Always make sure to trim away all of the unnecessary tissue. A clean cut is essential to making sure that the plant will heal from the injury quickly and properly so sharpen your scissors before use.

Electric branch scissors

Nowadays it is even easier to trim your plants efficiently. Electric branch scissors act just like regular branch scissors but they are powered by electricity, either plugged in or powered by batteries.

Using a pair of electric branch scissors is a great way to perform basic maintenance in your garden if you don’t have a lot of time. They will get the job done a lot quicker than regular scissors. They are easier to work with so you will not feel much fatigue even after working for several hours. They are a very versatile tool and can be a great time-saver.