When it comes to garden tools, pruning shears offer homeowners and gardeners a handy edge in cleaning up unwanted branches on their plants, bushes and trees. Ace Hardware can help you find the garden shears you need to achieve a manicured look.
Anvil pruners work well on removing dead branches and stems, but tend to damage live branches making for a messier finish. Some anvil models, known as ratchet pruners, rely on a ratcheting movement to complete a cut – requiring less effort. But when looking to make clean cuts, particularly when removing live branches closer to the stem, bypass pruners are a better option to help maintain the health of your plants.