People around the world will understand what I mean when I say that gardening gets in your blood. Many of you may have heard the expression of “having chlorophyll for blood.” Being outdoors and getting plenty of fresh air and exercise is just a side benefit of doing gardening for a hobby.
Some of the other values of gardening is learning the best soil to use, the best watering schedule, the right time to plant and learning the right nutrients your plants needs, at different stages of their growth, and to grow to the best of their ability takes time, discipline and a willingness to learn.
Having the right tool to do the job you need to do is a great way to save time, frustration and a sore back. This is why I recommend Fiskars brand of garden tools for all of your lawn and garden needs.
Fiskars garden tools is a well-known maker of top quality garden tools. And there is a good reason why. The Fiskars Tool Company was originally founded in Finland and has been around since 1649 producing yard care, crafting and sewing tools.
Some of their products have even earned the “Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use Commendation.” Their use of composite plastics and gear driven ease of use tools makes them a leading maker of garden tools throughout the world.
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Pruning snips are used for smaller type of foilaige to get rid of dead or unwanted branches and blossoms. They can also be used for trimming Bonsai plants.
-Fiskars pruning snips are well-made and work really well for trimming and pruning smaller limbs and twigs. Also works great for shaping and deadheading plants. Deadheading means cutting off dead blooms at their base.
-The stainless steel blades are very sharp, and will stay sharp through extended use. They offer an accurate cut on smaller types of foliage.
-The non-stick coating on the blades helps prevent build up of plant resins and jamming.
-The spring action handle offers a great way to relieve fatigue in the hand and wrist while making cutting and trimming of your plants faster.
-The handle offers a Softgrip design for a comfortable secure grip. Makes deadheading, shaping and trimming easier.
– 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
This set of small pruning snips from Fiskars work incredibly well and are a great addition to any ones backyard garden tool bag.
Pruning shears are normally used on branches of shrubs and trees. Usually used to cut off dead branches or to sculpt shrubs or trees in different configurations.
-The Fiskars pruning shears are used for larger limbs and branches. Can be used successfully for branches up to a 5/8″ in diameter.
-They also have very sharp stainless steel blades that bypass each other to ensure a sharp clean cut at where you want it. The blades also have a “low friction coating” that makes cutting with them a lot smoother and also helps to prevent rust.
-If the blades become loose after years of use they can be by adjusted by tightening the center bolt.
-Can be locked shut for storage or carrying them in your pocket. They also have easy grip soft, durable handles.
-Comes with a full lifetime warranty-
– 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon
These pruning snips are very reliable and will work great for all of your smaller pruning tasks. The all stainless steel construction make them very reliable and durable.
lopping shears are made for even larger items like tree branches. I find them to be one of the most useful tools to have around the yard. Especially if you have a lot of trees on your property and live in part of the country where you go through full seasons. In this case dead branches occur all the time and need to be cut down every year.
-The 28″ handles offers plenty of leverage for a cutting capacity of up to 1 1/2″. They work ideally for cutting living or dead tree branches.
-Blades come with a coating that is rust resistant and prevents gum build up from tree sap and allows them to glide through a limb.
Fully hardened blades stay sharp for years. These loppers are strong and durable and yet lightweight.
-Comfortable 28″ handle gives you plenty of leverage for larger cuts
– 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
The Fiskars 28″ bypass lopping shears work fantastic on shrubs and trees. The long handles offer great leverage while the extra sharp blades make cutting limbs very easy.