How to professionally use pruners? There are some important points should be kept in mind.
Because of the COVID-19, many people tend to do gardening in their yards, so they do not need to go out to brick and mortar stores and can cultivate the gardening skills simultaneously. We all know that cutting the dead, infected or damaged branches and leaves is one of the crucial parts of our daily gardening routine.
This year, Green Mount is going to launch - Green Mount Professional Garden Pruner which is expected to be on market around March. This is an impeccable product made by premium carbon steel and it features high quality with ergonomic handle and robust blades. It is going to be one of the best pruners and we believe it definitely can be your best gardening partner.
In addition to choose the right tool for pruning and maintaining our tools regularly, Green Mount summarizes the following points, which can help us understand more about cutting which looks simply but is not really easy task.
First, trim at the right angle - Trim to 45-degree angle
Pruning is generally performing at an angle of 45-degree, so that the cut surface of the pruning is parallel to the direction in which the buds or flower buds point. This can minimize the excess tissue that may cause disease, and prevent plants from losing too much water due to pruning wounds.
Second, trim the correct length
Remember that the pruning is always above the bud, but not too close to avoid damage to the bud. Also, do not cut too far above it, because water will stay in the upper branches and cause disease. The general principle is to make a cut at about a quarter of the thickness of the stem above the bud.
Third, prune the weak branches
Strong branches are more vigorous than weak ones. By pruning weak branches, the nutrient distribution in the plant can be optimized, and the growth of plant will be more robust. The weak branches from the base should be cut off completely to prevent them from wasting nutrients.
Four, trim internal branches to improve air circulation
Most plants, especially shrubs and trees, if light can reach the center through the canopy, then the air can easily circulate between the branches. They are also rarely affected by pests and diseases. So when pruning, just remove all the elongated branches growing in the center of the plants.
Last, remove cross-friction branches
After cleaning the central elongated branches, all the branches that cross each other must be removed. They will wipe each other in windy, which will abrade the bark, produce wounds, and cause diseases.