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Getting Snippy in the Garden

By Shelley Pierce | June 6, 2019
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Getting Snippy in the Garden

by Shelley Pierce June 6, 2019

Getting Snippy in the Garden

By Shelley Pierce | June 6, 2019

Get snippy with me! It isn’t often that you get encouraged to be snippy, but within the context of lawn and garden care, I assure you, it is completely okay. Getting snippy in the garden isn’t about attitude, it’s about having the right tools for the job. And, I did say tools – plural. Using the same pair of snips for all gardening tasks can actually damage the blades and spread bacteria. It’s important to have different tools for different tasks for this reason. Fiskars has snips created specifically for different activities, whether multipurpose (like cutting open bags and sawing rope), pruning, or harvesting. 

Fiskars Herb Snips In Use

Harvesting

I love fresh herbs. Fiskars Herb Snips allow me to easily snip off sprigs in the garden then quickly chop and mince leaves directly over the bowl in my kitchen. These snips are very comfortable to use and their sharp blades make effortless clean cuts. No knife or cutting board needed, with the added bonus of being dishwasher safe for easy cleanup!

These snips are compact in size with a blade sheath, making them easy to pop into my garden apron for easy access. When I’m looking to harvest plants with thicker stems and stalks, I opt to use Fiskars Vegetable Shears, which are designed for the more rugged cuts and feature an easy-to-clean take-apart design.

Fiskars Floral Pruner In Use

Pruning

I tend to a lot of flower gardens and enjoy creating flower arrangements, so I needed a pruner that would be great for working with cut flowers and keeping my flower beds healthy. The Fiskars Floral Pruner is well suited for cutting, light pruning and deadheading. It also includes a stem stripper for removing leaves or thorns on various sized stems, up to ½ inch.

Fiskars Curved Micro-Tip Pruning Snips In Use

For more intricate trimming and shaping of plants and flowers, you may elect to use either the Fiskars Micro-Tip® Pruning Shears, Fiskars Curved Micro-Tip® Pruning Snips or the Fiskars Micro-Tip® Pruning Snips. These latter three tools each have their own distinct advantages over the others.

The Fiskars Micro-Tip Pruning Shears feature extra-large handle loops so that gardeners with larger hands or gloved gardeners can use them with ease. The Fiskars Curved Micro-Tip® Pruning Snips and Fiskars Micro-Tip® Pruning Snips are great for reaching plants in tight spaces, with the curved snips providing improved reach and a take-apart design for easy cleaning. 

Multipurpose

Have you ever needed to slice open a bag of soil? Cut some wires or twine? Infiltrate a newly delivered box of plants or tools? This usually necessitates me running into my house and scavenging for a pair of paper scissors or a serrated steak knife (or butter knife if all else fails).

Fiskars Multipurpose Garden Shears In Use

Thanks to Fiskars, I now have two tools dedicated for opening, slicing and cutting tasks: a pair of Multipurpose Shears and Multipurpose Snips. Personally, I favor the Multipurpose Shears for their versatility. The shears come apart for use as a knife and have special notches on the blades for cutting wire, cutting twine and opening bottles. Furthermore, it comes with a sheath and a built-in sharpener.  

With different snips for different tasks, you will always have the right tool for the cut with Fiskars, making it easy to get snippy in your garden!   

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    Terri L Davis
    Comment added June 10, 2019Reply

    I'm always grabbing my kitchen scissors to use outside....these gardening fiskars will save my scissors!

    Kathryn Hamlin
    Comment added June 9, 2019Reply

    Very informative. Thank you for the info. I have an old pair of Fiskar pruners and a pair of small curved snippets... Love them.

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