CHOOSING PRUNERS (SHEARS SECATEURS) | Plant Pruning Garden Tools – Gardening Scissors / Cutters

Hello Friends! Today we will look into different types of
pruners and garden cutting tools and by the end of the video, you should be able to decide
which gardening cutter or pruner is best suited for your gardening level. Also at the end, there s an interesting quiz
question for you to answer. All thats coming up.. If you are a hobby gardener or interested
in growing plants, Consider subscribing to this channel. Also TURN ON the notification bell icon and
so that you wont miss any updates. Pruners also called as Pruning shears or hand
pruners or secateurs and even garden scissors, are a type of cutting tools for use on plants
and gardening. Pruning is one of the most important and useful
practice in gardening that needs to be performed irrespective of the type of plant you are
growing in your garden. Whether ornamental plants or flowering or
fruiting plants, these cutting or pruning practices are indispensable for your plant
health and you should never avoid pruning on emotional grounds. You all must be aware of the benefits of pruning
– whether to get rid of diseased branches or to promote branching and plant growth or
even improving flowering and fruiting. We will not go into details of the benefits
of pruning right now. But in this video we will learn about the
different types of pruners or cutting tools we use in home gardening. There are many gardeners and beginners who
are not aware of the correct type of pruners they require. It is important to note that using the wrong
pruners might adversely affect your plants instead of improving it. So, now lets look at the different types of
Pruners: 1. Hand Pruners or Hand Shears: These are the
most commonly used cutters in home gardening. These are of two types:
a. Anvil pruners
b. Bypass Pruners
Anvil pruners have a straight upper blade that cuts against a flat lower plate � that
looks like an anvil. ANVIL means a heavy iron block on which hot
metals are beaten into shape. Well, These Anvil pruners tend to crush the
stem as they cut, and are best for woody branches that won�t be harmed by crushing. So remember to use them only on woody or semiwoody
branches and not soft branches that can be crushed. Bypass pruners have curved scissor-like blades
that overlap. These are ideal for cutting younger and soft
branches. These are the commonly used pruners in home
gardening. Also they are best for making stem cuttings
at 45 degree cutting angle for propagation of plants from stem cuttings. 2. Lopping Pruners or lopping shears: These are
similar to the hand pruners but have long handles that provide a little more reach than
hand shears and are they are suitable for heavy duty pruning for upto three-fourth to
1 inch diameter cuttings. Again similarly these are of two types � Anvil
and Bypass type. 3. Pole Pruners: Pole pruners are made of blades
attached to hooks. These hooks are mounted on long poles and
a chain or cord controls the blade, which is usually spring-loaded. Pole pruners can typically reach branches
that are 12 feet or more above the ground. These are typically used when the use of ladder
is not possible. 4. Hedge Pruners or Hedge Shears: These are designed
for rapid trimming of hedges. Hedge means a boundary or fence formed by
closely growing bushes or shrubs or even grass. The hedge shears come in a variety of sizes
and designs. They have long, straight or angled blades
that are sharp enough to cut several branches at once shot. The longer blades of hedge shears ensure an
even cut across the plant branches to maintain a neat and balanced border. You can also use them to make a neat border
of many other plants as well like bougainvillea bush and stuff like that. 5. Pruning Saw: Even these come in variety of
sizes and blades with teeth that are fine or coarse. and even a folding type like this
one is available. This looks pretty handy and sturdy for home
gardening purpose. These are typically used for Stems that are
more than 1-1/2 inches in diameter which are usually too large for hand pruners or lopping
shears. You can find the links to purchase these items
from my website 6. Flower Cutter (floral snips). This is a simple bypass pruner to cut small
branches or flowers. These are light weight and have a spring system. And they are Best for performing dead heading
and also PINCHING technique for more branching and making your plant bushy. Am sure you all must be aware of what is dead
heading and its benefits. You can watch this video on what is dead heading
and its benefits from a link at top right corner of this video. 7. Ratchet Pruners: These actually reduce the
effort of pruning. The ratchet action reduces hand fatigue and
allows you to cut thicker stems easily. These pruning shears are perfect for anyone
with hand problems or hand injuries, or who those who want extra power while cutting. An oil well mechanism at the base of the handle
usually does the trick. 8. Last but not the least � A simple Scissor
does a lot of job. Am sure all of you agree with this. This is quite handy and most useful tool in
gardening. Now Finally, THE QUIZ QUESTION OF TODAYs VIDEO:
What is the other name for this pruner? A small Hint: Starts with a Birds name! Please answer by writing in the comment box
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