Pruners let you take off small portions of flowers and other plants, or specific tree branches with precision. Their small blades fit in tiny spaces to pick off specific leaves without damaging the rest of the plant.
Bypass pruners have a set of two curved blades that work very well to cut woody plants or small tree branches by exposing a large portion of the branch to the cutting surface. Their blades are broad, which can occasionally make them cumbersome to use in dense, leafy spots. Anvil-style garden pruners have straight, narrow blades that fit where you need them and offer unrestricted visibility.
For some pruning jobs, you need a different sort of tool. Tree pruners, also called loppers, have long handles and larger blades to take down branches an inch wide or thicker. Regular handheld pruning tools don't have the leverage or the blade size for that task. If you need to eliminate large amounts of grass or brush at a time, look at pruning shears, which are like larger pruners with long blades.
For your comfort, select a pair with coated handles. They not only cushion you against the hard metal or plastic but also they provide a better grip, so you won't drop the cutter. Springs in the handles open the blades when you release, which saves you a great deal of time and effort. Look for corrosion-resistant blades to keep your tools in top shape. Hardened metal keeps an edge longer, so you won't have to sharpen very often.
Hand pruners offer careful precision that helps extend the life of your garden and enhance the beauty of your plants. Virtually any gardener can learn to use these landscaping tools and they take very little effort. Peruse our selection of pruners to find the pair that you need to really make your garden stand out.