29.01.2019 | 4 Images

A new haircut for old plants

Cutting trees, shrubs and hedges into shape
The right shears for every task

We have the right shears available for every requirement, such as the Gardena TeleCut Pruning Loppers. These are telescopic and have a high cutting force as well as an ergonomic shape.

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From the beginning of March onwards, there will be plenty to cut back in your garden – such as perennials and roses, hedges, shrubs or trees. The individual plants require different treatments using different cutting tools. So which shears are required for which plant? Correct selection is often half the work.

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Why should we cut back plants?

There are many reasons to cut back the different plants in our garden – for example, to thin out shrubs and trees so that more air and light can get into the treetops or into dense shrubs. Or to remove sick or dead branches. Or to keep fast-growing woody plants in check to stop them extending upwards too far, or to correct their growth. The most favourable time for cutting back plants is generally early on in spring, on frost-free days just prior to budding. At this stage, the open wounds caused by cutting trees and shrubs are quickly able to recover and can seal themselves off again permanently.

The right shears for every task

Depending on your project, Gardena offers the appropriate shears: for example, secateurs, grass or shrub shears, as well as hedge trimmers, branch pruners or pruning loppers. One-hand secateurs are one of the most frequently-used cutting tools. They are used when cutting back flowers and roses, for example.
Garden-lovers mainly use grass and shrub shears to trim lawn edges, but also to get box trees or shrubs back into shape. Grass and shrub shears are available as simple hand-held or battery-powered shears. The latter can in part be extended using a telescopic handle, making working with this tool easier on your back.

When trimming hedges, mainly battery-operated or electrically operated, powerful shears are used. Their cutting force shouldn’t be underestimated – they can even cut through cable and fence wire. The impact protection on the lightweight Gardena Battery Hedge Trimmer protects the blade when trimming close to the ground.

Pruning loppers, on the other hand, are designed to take on the heavy-duty work – meaning thick branches from approximately 2 cm in diameter and more. Depending on the type of tool, they are also able to cut through thicker branches. Hobby gardeners primarily use branch pruners when working at a height, meaning that they extend them until they can work on tree tops or trim high hedges without requiring a ladder.
About Gardena
For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need. The broad assortment of products offers innovative solutions and systems for watering, lawn care, tree and shrub care and soil cultivation. Today, GARDENA is a leading European supplier of high-quality gardening tools and distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. GARDENA is a brand of Husqvarna Group. Further information on gardena.com.

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Heribert Wettels
Phone: +49 731 490-513

Susanne Drmota
Phone: +49 731 490-319

Nanine Plehn
FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH
Phone +49 69 405702-535

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The blades on the Gardena Battery Grass and Shrub Shears (left) can be replaced without tools. The SlimCut Pruning Loppers (right) are the ideal tool for thinning out dense bushes and shrubs. The Battery Hedge Trimmer EasyCut Li (at bottom) convinces with its accurate cutting results. It is particularly lightweight and powerful.

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