How to sharpen your pruning shears

Using clean and sharp tools will make pruning easier and keep your plants healthy

Are your pruning shears getting dull? Even the highest quality pruning shears get dull after a while. Test the sharpness by cutting a piece of paper. If you get a nice clean cut from the entire length of the shears, you can keep pruning. If the paper folds or tears instead of cutting, it's time to sharpen.

Are you afraid of sharpening your pruning shears? Maybe afraid of ruining them?

The good news is that it is not difficult or time consuming. This video shows you what you will need and how to sharpen your pruning shears and loppers.


Want more information on pruning tools? This article discusses the types of pruning tools and what they are best used for.