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Pruning Tips & Tools

Pruning is an essential gardening skill. When you prune correctly, you encourage healthy growth and flowering as well as an aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space.

  • To get your landscape looking ideal, different plants require different tools. For example:
  • Does the plant have thick & high branches? If so, check out loppers, saws and tree pruners for the best results.
  • If your plant has smaller stems & branches, choose pruning shears up to 3/4" thick.
  • Want to trim hedges & shrubs? Discover hedge shears to make sculpting and trimming easy.
  • A successful pruning for flowers, plants & herbs can happen with specialty snips and shears for a convenient, easy and quick cut.

As for all pruning, it is important to know your plant. Learn its life cycle. When does it initiate growth in the spring? When does it bloom? When does it rest? Just remember to take your time during the pruning process so that if a mistake is made, it will be easier to fix. Also keep in mind that practice will eventually make the pruning end results perfect.

Have questions? Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice at any of the Joe’s Market Basket locations.