After years of continual development and testing, WOLF-Garten Cutting Tools have evolved into a selection of tools that are precise, easy to use, comfortable and long lasting. Craftsmanship and attention to details like wrist straps on all our pruners, wear resistant bearings, flat screws that won’t scar your tree and cutting blades made from premium steel are a few of the reasons WOLF-Garten cutting tools are used by professionals and gardeners in over 64 countries.
WOLF-Garten cutting tools have proprietary steel that has a longer blade life and sharpness. The steel is precision ground with non-stick coating to give you the easiest cut possible and promote healthy growth of your plants.
It should be obvious that good pruners and loppers provide a clean cut to preserve trees, hedges, bushes - and makes light work for the gardener. Precision cuts prevent unnecessary injuries to the plant, and hands that are free of repetitive strain or blisters to insure the enjoyment of garden work. WOLF-Garten manufactures cutting tools of upmost quality that lie snugly in your hand:
WOODY PLANT CARE
The correct time for cutting woody plants are best undertaken in late spring. Woody plants must be trimmed in a specific way: For the rejuvenation of old trees and shrubs and for the cultivation of young trees and shrubs, to give shape to a hedge or a curved section, to remove dead or infected wood or to provide impetus for the growth of blooms and fruit. Not every woody plant needs to be trimmed to retain strength and health. The frequency and type of cut depend basically upon the individual type of plant involved and it is therefore recommended that you find out in detail about the growth characteristics of the woody plants in your own garden to make sure that you do not achieve the opposite of what the cut was intended for.
For example, many evergreen plants only need to be cut back occasionally and other well formed woody plants can be left untrimmed for longer periods during their growth. Valuable decorative woody plants such as magnolia and hamamelis can suffer damage rather than benefit from too frequent cutting.
Late summer blossoming shrubs such as Buddleia davidii, Hydrangea paniculata, Spiraea and Potentilla need a frequent expert cut-back - as do frequent flowering types of roses - to develop the annual show of blooms. Spring is the best time to give impetus to the plants to produce compact growth. A radical cut-back to knee height will benefit - after several years of untrimmed free growth - for example hazelnut (Corylus avellana) und Forsythia. Flowering gorse (Cytisus and Genista) can become very elderly in just a few years if it is not cut back after every flowering. Whilst deciduous trees are trimmed in autumn and winter, spring-flowering plants such as lilac should be trimmed after they have flowered in late spring. Dead and frost-damaged wood can in fact be cut away at any time, but they are best detected in spring and summer.
It is particularly important for successful trimming to have a sharp blade: Only sharp cuts will heal quickly. In frayed cuts from blunt knives diseases and fungal infections can hide and weaken the plant. Also the exact application of the tool is of paramount importance: Always cut above a healthy joint. When removing an entire branch you should apply the cutter just above the branch ring.
Ten golden rules for pruning woody plants:
There are a few things to take note of when pruning woody plants. Here, we will provide tricks and tips that will ensure long enjoyment of your trees and shrubs.
Every season calls for special pruning work. In spring it is mainly bushes, shrubs and herbs, which demand a fine cutting tool.
The following garden plants will benefit from a spring prune:
Clean Summer Cutting
For every withered blossom that you remove before they have formed seeds, the plant sprouts a new one. For as long as they are unable to form seeds, they continue to produce more new blossoms to ensure their reproduction. Cutting also encourages bushes to continue to bloom and rejuvenate. But take care with slow-growing varieties such as the Japanese maple, star magnolia or witch hazel: do not cut these. If you have a lot of cutting to do, our battery-powered shears will be a help to you.
Cutting work in summer:
Autumn Pruning Tips
Whether pruning roses, wood, fruit trees or removing withered blossoms and dead branches the sutumn months require a good cutting tool with which you can effortlessly direct the growth of plants in the next year. Intelligent technology ensures a true "wow" effect when cutting. Loppers from WOLF-Garten translate the energy used into maximum cutting power. Built-in, shock absorbing rubber buffers combined with ergonomically padded grips and light aluminum tubes offer a high degree of comfort when cutting and also protect the hand joints.
Practical tip: never cut when it is frosty!
The cooler fall season is favorable for cutting wood because there are fewer fungal spores in the air, considerably reducing the risk of infestation. However, it is vital that you only cut when there is no frost. At under 19°F (-7°C), the wood sustains damage, not to mention splintering and frozen branches can also cause injuries.
The Most Effective Winter Cut
Not many plants have to be cut back during the cold months. However, for berries and some other summer flowering bushes winter is exactly the right time.
Which plants need a winter cut?