1001 E. Harmony Rd, Unit B, Fort Collins, CO

September is here!

In Colorado, this means that it’s time to start preparing for the colder weather that’s just around the corner. While we never quite know when the first snowfall will come, it’s best to prepare our homes and yards now rather than being taken by surprise a month or two down the line.

A few months ago, we shared a blog all about the importance of pruning your garden in the spring to enhance the beauty and productivity of your trees, bushes and shrubs. But did you know that spring is not the only time you should be trimming back your trees and bushes?

We all know that there is a good deal of yard work to be done in the autumn months. Gutters need to be cleaned, hoses unplugged, leaves raked — and, trees and bushes need to be trimmed back to prepare for snow. If you have any trees or shrubs on your property with branches that are dead, dying, or are simply too long, we highly recommend that you prune and remove those branches before winter comes. Colorado is well-known for the heavy, wet snow that falls throughout the winter. If heavy snow falls and sits on dead or dying branches, it can cause them to break and fall. Finding broken branches on your property the morning after a heavy snowfall is not simply an inconvenience – those branches can cause serious damage to your property as well.

Get pruning before it snows, and you’ll thank yourself later! Ace Hardware of Fort Collins carries everything you’ll need to ensure that your trees and shrubs are in good shape before the snow comes. 

Milwaukee Cut 1 Cut Resistant Gloves Black/Red

The Milwaukee Tool dipped gloves are designed to provide ultimate durability, all–day comfort, and best in class dexterity for handling small objects. The Milwaukee Tool Cut 1 dipped gloves utilize a textured nitrile palm to provide best in class grip performance in a wide range of temperatures and oily surfaces. The gloves are made of a nylon and Lycra blend to provide all day comfort and wick away moisture while also featuring high dexterity fingertips to maximize control when handling small objects. Smartswipe™ on the index fingers provide full access to touchscreen devices without removing the gloves.

STIHL HT 56 C-E 27.2 cc Gas Chainsaw/Pole Saw Combo

Prune your trees with the redesigned STIHL HT 56 C-E pole pruner. It features a lightweight gearbox that enhances maneuverability and user comfort. It also features an inside (left-hand) guide bar and saw chain mounting system, providing a better view of cutting. Starting is nearly effortless thanks to STIHL Easy2Start™ technology – just give it a light pull and hear the engine come to life.

Fiskars Carbon Steel Bypass Pruners

This reliable pruner is ideal for a variety of general pruning tasks. A fully hardened, precision-ground steel blade stays sharp longer and a rust-resistant, low-friction coating makes cutting easier. A self-cleaning sap groove keeps the blades from sticking and the handle includes non-slip grips. All-steel construction provides long-lasting durability.

Ace Carbon Steel Lopper GT2616A

These Ace Branded loppers are designed for smooth clean cuts on all branches. You will get premium cuts at a tremendous value. Non-stick coating on the blades will prevent cutting blade gumming. Non slip grips will aide you in cutting at any angle. Classic American Ash wood handles will complement any garden tool.

Spectracide Liquid Pruning Seal 13 oz

Spectracide Pruning Seal helps protect trees and smaller plants from diseases that can enter through pruned areas. It also effectively seals and waterproofs clay pots to eliminate mineral stains, along with wooden planters, rain gutters, roof flashings and small sections of asphalt driveways. The waterproof aerosol spray can also be used to coat the underside of a lawn mower deck to protect from debris damage.

Don’t call your fall yard work quits once you’ve finished raking leaves – there’s more to be done! Take the time to trim back any dead, dying, or long branches on your trees and shrubs before the snow comes. You’ll thank yourself later, when you’re cozied up inside by the fireplace rather than out in the cold cleaning up fallen branches.

Stop by Ace Hardware of Fort Collins on Harmony, where you’ll find everything you need to make your fall pruning a breeze. Our team is here to help you find what you need to get your yard work done in a jiffy – we make it easy for you to maintain a beautiful property all year long.

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