Choosing the right tool is the key to a job well done.
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For any gardener, quality tools are worth the investment. They'll help you make cleaner cuts and shape your plants correctly, and you'll always get optimal results when you pick the right tool for the task. Remember that pruning tools are very sharp, so follow manufacturers' directions for proper use and consider wearing protective eye gear and gloves. Clean your tools after every use to keep them sharp and to extend their use over a lifetime. These are some of our favorites. Ask for them at your local nursery or hardware store, or order them online.