Spring is in full swing, and summer is just around the corner – for those of you with green thumbs, this means that gardening season is here!
Beautiful yards and gardens don’t just simply happen. Hard work and dedication are required to create and maintain a flourishing, healthy landscape – as gardeners, one of the best things that we can do to maintain this healthy landscape is to prune regularly.
Pruning is the practice of selecting and removing certain parts of a plant, all for the purpose of maintaining the plant’s health, beauty and productivity. Cutting out dead or dying plant parts, removing branches which are causing damage to other plants, and maintaining the desired size and shape of a plant are all important aspects of pruning. For fruit-bearing plants, regular pruning allows for an increase in fruit quantity and quality. Successful pruning is a gardening task with great payoff, as it results in a beautiful abundance of flowers, fruit, and foliage!
Whether you’re a pruning expert or you don’t know where to begin, Ace Hardware of Fort Collins carries everything you need to ensure that your landscape can reach its fullest potential. Read on to learn more about the top tools in Ace Hardware of Fort Collins’ range of gardening products.
Ace M I-Mesh Ladies General Purpose Black/Mint Gardening Gloves: Designed as a go-to glove for a wide variety of projects, the Ace General Purpose work gloves are reinforced to protect your hands while providing a comfortable fit. The synthetic leather palm and common wear points are reinforced to handle tough jobs and provide abrasion resistance. Touchscreen compatible fingertips means you can leave your gloves on while you answer a quick call, snap a picture, or check out a new how-to video.
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 12 in. Carbon Steel Curved Tree Pruner: The Ace 12-foot compound-action tree pruner is a versatile tool that gives you the combined benefits of a saw and bypass pruner for fast, easy pruning. Pass-thru shearing action drives a blade sharpened on both sides directly through the center of the hook, giving you more even cutting power and resisting the binding common with side-mounted blades. The fully heat-treated, coated cutlery steel blade easily prunes branches up to 1 inch in diameter, while the 13-inch conventional saw blade can be used to remove larger limbs. The pruning head is made of die cast zinc alloy for added durability and the pruner features a compound-action pulley system that increases your leverage and triples your cutting power.
Spectracide Liquid Pruning Seal 13 oz: Spectracide Pruning Seal helps protect trees and smaller plants from diseases that can enter through pruned areas. To use Spectracide Pruning Seal, shake well and hold can upright 6-9 inches from the area to be sprayed. Spray in short bursts to prevent dripping and runoff. Clean the nozzle after use. When treating damaged or decayed limbs, cut back to sound wood first.
If you’re ready to begin pruning your garden, stop by Ace Hardware of Fort Collins today! Our team is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the outdoors – we can’t wait to help you fulfill all of your gardening dreams.