Are you pruning the plants properly? Pruning helps in stimulating the plant growth, improve the plant strength and shape. Pruning encourages the plant’s fruit-bearing / flowering abilities.
The following tips will help you in pruning habit:
When is the right time to prune?
What is the right pruning tool?
Anvil or Bypass Loppers?
When should you use an anvil or bypass loppers? It’s best to use anvil loppers when pruning dry or dead branches. Use your bypass loppers for cutting living or green branches.
Anvil loppers are heavy-duty tools that can cut thick branches easily. But their blades tend to crush the stem, so they are used mainly for pruning dead material or thinning brush. They are also used for preliminary cuts, before a closer, more precise cut is made.
Avoid Spreading of Disease!
Make sure when you are pruning diseased plants, such as roses; always wipe your pruners with household cleaner / soap water or alcohol after each cut. This will disinfect the blade, and mitigate the chances of spreading the pathogens further.
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