That's the time of year where we all look in our garden and realize we need to maintain them. Fortunately, we have a bunch of pruning and gardening that is perfect for the task.
Whether you trim your nest in shape, prune your roses, do some serious tree pruning, or just pop in some new plants you picked up at your local nursery, we've picked out favorite tools to help you get the job done, so that you can spend more time enjoying your garden and less time sweating.
Hedge Trimmer: Worx 20V PowerShare 20 "Wireless ($ 80)
Hedger and shrubs grow fast You will use a hedge trimmer that is not unmanageable, yet powerful. The Worx 20V PowerShare 20 "Wireless is a great game. It has a 20V battery that provides more than enough juice to cope with more trees, shrubs and hedges without running out of power. The battery also works with other Worx tools, ranging from power tools to electric blowers, so it's safe to use if you're investing in the platform.
It has dual blade blades for a quick and clean cut with minimal vibration, with a D-grip front handle, so you can easily grasp it if you hold it from the top or side. It's also lightweight, just weighing about 6 pounds. It's mostly everything you could want from a hedgerow.
Bypass scissors: Fiskars pruning scissors ($ 10)
When cutting light branches or stems, it may be useful to use a good pair of pruning shears. Fiskars pruning scissors are the best of the bunch. The completely hardened, precision-ground steel blade remains sharp, even with frequent use and the low friction coating that helps it slip through stems and small branches without being rubberized with juice.
The handles provide zippers so you can stay light on it and wrap your fingers around it without a problem. These are ideal for those annoying cleanup permits when you pull out the hedge trimmer will be overkill.
Needles Nose Fruit Pruner: ARS Stainless Steel Fruit Pruner ($ 24)
] Do you find yourself regularly dying of plants or harvesting fruit? If so, you need ARS Stainless Steel Fruit Pruner. The needle design means it's perfect for such tasks. It is backed by the all-metal construction and high-quality spring which means it puts the hard work into it so you don't have to.
The handles are ergonomically designed with a lightweight grip plastic cover so you don't & # 39; I do not feel too much force in my hands when you squeeze the pruners.
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Loppers are designed to cut small tree branches without having to climb on anything to reach them or busting out a full pruning saw. Like other Fiskars products, Fiskars Bypass Loppers has a precision blade that remains sharp through heavy use. It is backed by a low-friction and rust-resistant coating that helps it slip through wood while avoiding being rubberized with sap.
It is 28 inches long and can cut branches with a thickness of 1 "to 1 1/2"
Anvil Loppers: Corona Compound Action Anvil Flaps ($ 27)
What is the difference between bypass and anvil? Good question. Use flippers have a straight blade instead of the bypass case style curved action. This means that anvil is best for dry or dead tree branches, while passing fleas are good for living branches that have plenty of juice and stickiness. Also, if you trim many living branches, stick to the bypass fleas as the case-like cuts are healthier for living wood than the crushing action of the anvil runners.
Having said that, if you need an anvil top Corona Compound Action Anvil Flaps are the best out there. They have 32 "durable fiberglass handles with extra long 8" sliding foam grips, making it feel good in your hands even when driving through tough dry wood. The cutting capacity is 1 1/2 ", which is good enough for most small and medium sized branches. The blade is very durable, but can be easily removed to get the new work as needed.
Pruning saw: Corona RazorTooth Folding Cutting Saw ($ 20)  Corona RazorTooth Folding Cutting Saw ” width=”960″ height=”540″ src=”/pagespeed_static/1.JiBnMqyl6S.gif” onload=”pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);” onerror=”this.onerror=null;pagespeed.lazyLoadImages.loadIfVisibleAndMaybeBeacon(this);”/>
For those times when you're dealing with branches too thick for pruners or loppers, it's the Corona RazorTooth Folding Cutting Saw, its 3-sided razor tin 10 "blade is perfect for cutting small and medium-sized branches with a small diameter of 5 "-6" with minimal effort on your part. It is designed for faster cutting with every inch of the blade with up to 6 teeth on it.
The molded handle is ergonomically designed with a comfortable grip so you don't have to worry about any strain on your fingers or wrist. When not in use, you can easily throw and lock the blade for safety.
Timber Carver: Corona Max RazorTOOTH DualCompound Tree Pruner ($ 87)
If your garden is full of trees and you need to invest in some powerful orchard pruning equipment, you do not go wrong with the Corona Max RazorTOOTH DualCompound Tree Pruner. The 14-foot compound carpenter has a towbar system and a curved 13-inch fabric saw blade that works well together to minimize the effort for you.
It's a comfortable 24-inch foam grip to protect your hands while working and molded handles on the drawbar fit comfortably in the hand.
Werner FTP6212 300-Pound Duty Rating Fiberglass Ladder ($ 430)
If you are serious about cleaning up your orchard and mini (or not so small) forest of trees , it is worth investing in a good quality tripod. What is the difference between a tripod and a standard tripod? Tripod ladders are intended for use with trees where it is difficult to get a full ladder into the crown of the tree. The third leg of the stand rises more easily into the crown of shorter trees, allowing you to enter and work.
Werner FTP6212 300-Pound Duty Rating Fiberglass Tripod Ladder is the best of the gang. Made of fiberglass, it is lightweight but solid and can hold up to 300lb.
12 feet tall, you can easily climb up to many trees to pick fruit or trim branches. It has a scattered handle design that makes it easy to grip as well as transport around, plus you can safely store your tools on top of the ladder. It's not essential for everyone, but for anyone who has a small orchard out, or many shorter flowering trees, it's invaluable.
Trowel: Fiskars Ergo Trowel ($ 6)
points we have focused on the big things like serious trimming and design. When it comes to simple garden work such as digging up weeds, digging holes for plants, or just turning up the soil, you need a good quality trowel. Fiskars Ergo Trowel is a good bet. It has an ergonomically designed handle that reduces hand and wrist support while you hatch (a common pitfall) with the blade that cuts through smooth, tough turf clean and fast.
It also has a polished aluminum head that is rustproof and will for seasons and seasons for use.
Gloves: Pine Tree Bamboo Work Gloves ($ 10)
Do not work only when working with gardening. You will regret it when you end up with thorns that cut your hands and splinters into your fingers. Instead, buy Pine Tree Bamboo Working Gloves and protect your hands. Made from breathable bamboo fibers, you can enjoy having cool hands in the summer, but still warm hands in the winter without much trouble.
The gloves keep you well in your hand, but still have a good tactile feel on the branches and tools. They are even touch screen friendly (you know, for the must-google this gardening situation). It's easy to be a little cheap with gardening gloves, but a far better option is to invest in a pair like these for long-term use.