Pruning Shears Portland ME

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Broadway Gardens Greenhouse
(207) 772-0415
1640 Broadway
South Portland, ME
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Allen, Sterling & Lothrop
(207) 781-4142
191 U.S. Route 1
Falmouth, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Ossipee Trail Gardens
(207) 839-2885
333 Ossipee Trail
Gorham, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Estabrook's
(207) 846-4398
337 East Main Street
Yarmouth, MA
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Annuals, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines

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Cobb's Inc
(207) 892-5795
7 Heathwood Drive
Windham, ME
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Rubber Mulch

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 244-3860
89 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fiber Containers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers - Fresh, Flowers, Foliage &…

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Estabrook's Color Spot
(207) 396-5301
571 US Route 1
Scarborough, ME
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Conifers / Evergreens, Groundcovers, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 348-8498
201 Gray Road
Cumberland, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh P…

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Estabrook Farms & Greenhouses
(207) 846-4398
337 E Main St
Yarmouth, ME
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Equipment - …

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Plainview Farm
(207) 829-5004
529 Mountfort Rd.
North Yarmouth, ME
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Organic F…

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Pruning Shears | Choose the right pruning knife for the job

Choose the right pruning knife for the job

Every gardener knows that plants will grow, so they need to be cut back and pruned periodically to keep them healthy and growing in the right direction. High-quality pruning knives or pruning shears are excellent tools to accomplish this task.

Types of Pruning Tools

Traditionally, a gardener or groundskeeper would use a pruning knife to cut branches and stems, but in more recent years, pruning shears have become the tool of choice for these tasks. A well-made pair of pruning shears will provide many years of service in maintaining your garden .

When choosing the right pair of pruning shears, there are several factors to consider:

  • Make sure to pick pruning shears with a comfortable grip. Hold them in your hand and squeeze them several times.
  • Buy pruning shears that are made for your primary hand, as shears come in right-handed and left-handed versions.
  • Check the cutting capacity. Think of the thickness of the branches on your property and choose a pair of shears that will handle the job; a 3/4-inch cutting capacity is probably the minimum.
  • Look for rust-proof blades, as pruning shears are often damp or wet, and a cheaper pair that isn't rust-proof will wear out quickly.
  • For cutting extra-thick branches, consider buying pruning shears with ratcheting action. They'll make getting through thick branches much easier.
  • Many gardeners have more than one type of pruning shears in their arsenal: a general pair of shears for most jobs, and a pair of specialty pruning shears like anvil pruning shears or bypass pruners for extra-tough jobs.

Good resources for pruning shears are garden stores, hardware stores and home improvement stores. While there are many retailers of pruning shears on the Internet, check the return policy before buying online, as you will want the option to return them if the fit is not right in your hand; blisters while working in the garden are not fun.

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