pruning shears


: a garden tool that is used for cutting off the branches of trees and bushes
a pair of pruning shears

Examples of pruning shears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thin out branches with pruning shears so air and sunlight will reach the interior branches and promote growth throughout the shrub. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 27 Mar. 2024 Sanitize a sharp pair of pruning shears with alcohol. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 18 Mar. 2024 Tools include pruning shears, a trowel, transplant trowel, hand fork, weeder, cultivator, and gardening gloves. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 There’s also no shortage of tools and accessories that are actually attractive like moisture meters, pruning shears, and watering cans. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Feb. 2024 The workshop is free but advance registration is requested and participants should bring gloves, pruning shears and their own dishes for food and drink. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024 Collect hand trowels, pruning shears, hose end nozzles and other tools scattered across your garden. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Jan. 2024 How to make a big splash with a small garden Prune it To ensure your little tree stays little, prune it twice a year using pruning shears, a small handsaw and loppers. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 No gardening tool collection is complete without a pair of pruning shears. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 30 June 2023

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“Pruning shears.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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