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Gardening scissors

The green thumb

One of the most popular hobbies recently, at least in Western culture, is gardening: it is a practice, a real passion that takes many people and leads them to an incredible love for nature, a drive to take care of it and above all a desire to have as much nature as possible around them, whether it is in the home garden for those who can afford this fortune or just a few pots to decorate the balconies and windows of the house. Those who have a passion for gardening are nicely pointed out to have the very famous “green thumb”: it is a rhetorical figure of spirit that indicates the manual skill that this passion entails, a real physical exercise in many cases which, however, has some extraordinarily positive influences on both body and mind. First of all, taking care of a garden (the case of vases is clearly similar but to a lesser extent) is a not insignificant physical activity, with various movements and which takes place in the open air, therefore with enormous benefit for the body which can eliminate toxins and breathe fresh, clean air. Not only that, by doing so, the mind also finds its best balance because it “forgets” all the stress and negative thoughts accumulated during the working days, greatly improving our mood.

Gardening tools


Gardening, as it happens for any other passion that has a manual component, needs the right tools to be practiced; luckily for all those who love it, it has such a long and deep-rooted history that the right tools are within everyone’s reach, have a very low price and most of us could have them at home without even knowing it. In fact, what is needed to start our jobs in the garden (and, unless in special cases, they will be fine for everything we do) are only the spade, the shovel, the hoe, the wheelbarrow, the rake and a few other tools. Many of you will be wondering if we are talking about gardening or agriculture, because this list could also be the account of the inventory made in the closet of the farmer grandfather;

Gardening scissors

A gardening tool that does not fall within the “classics” of the sector but that in reality has always played a more than important role have been the scissors: they are very useful, in their various shapes, to cut branches, leaves, flowers and everything our plants need. An important feature that they must have is practicality, because they are still blades with high cutting power and a good grip and a good construction certainly help to avoid many accidental dangers, as it can be what the pair of scissors “escapes” of hand when doing a certain operation. So let’s say that the safety chapter is important and all buildings certified by law certainly respect these things; in fact another important consideration is that the scissors must have a high cutting power because practically all plants suffer and risk being very vulnerable to diseases when making inaccurate cuts and therefore there are those characteristics “fraying” especially of the outermost part of stems and branches. The best advice for using scissors in gardening is to apply strength and precision to make a cut as clean as possible.

Gardening scissors: Pruning and hygiene

It is clear that the aforementioned operations to be carried out with scissors are small prunings, nothing more than this: when it comes to pruning you don’t necessarily have to think about pruning a large plant, with stairs, cranes, chainsaws and large branches. that fall to the ground. Cutting an old sprig from the plant in the garden, eliminating a bunch of withered flowers, cutting the less profitable leaves is a small but fundamental pruning operation for our plants, whatever species they are; and not only that, these are fundamental operations for the plant itself and above all it is among the most carried out in the field of gardening as a hobby. In many of the articles on our well-stocked site, both in the more technical and in the more exhibition environment, you will find the following recommendation: the scissors with which we take care of our plants and shape our bushes must always be sanitized first (possibly with the flame) and the operation must be repeated when changing plants, in order to avoid transmitting diseases to the plant to be treated and to avoid spreading a disease from one plant to another and then invading the whole garden. This precious advice is the result first of all of our experience in the field and of many reader friends.

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