How to prune? | Argos

How to prune?

In general, pruning requires pinching, heading, shearing or thinning plants. Different plants require different pruning techniques, to achieve the best looking garden!

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Prune to perfection

Pruning is a form of garden maintenance, helping alter the form and growth of a plant. It's great to prune so that your garden looks well-kept and healthy.


Reasons to prune

  • Promotes great plant health
  • Remove damaged limbs
  • Encourage new growth
  • Maintain shape

Handheld Pruning Tools

If you are trimming back a small plant or bush, a handheld tool will ensure you cut accurately and achieve healthy, beautiful looking plants. Handheld tools are perfect for roses and small flower beds.

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Long Reach Pruning Tools

Perfect for pruning high up or low down plants, that can be hard to reach by hand. If you need assistance to prune, long reach tools are great for giving you that extra length.

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Pre-pruning preparation

You may need to prepare your garden for pruning by trimming back hedges, or clearing an area to ensure you can get to a particular plant. Our range of gardening tools will be able to help you ensure you're able to prune with success!

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Rosey roses

Roses must be pruned every year. The perfect time to do this is between mid-winter and early spring to ensure full bloom within summer.


June blooms

Generally if it flowers before mid-June, prune it immediately after. If it followers later, make sure that you prune it in later winter or early spring.


No pruning needed

Most evergreens, such as conifers, don't need pruning, but benefit from a shape up in summer. Perfect if gardening is not your thing.


Don't waste it

After pruning, don't throw away your trimmings, they are great for making compost.

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