A reciprocating saw works great for trimming back woody shrubs and roses in the garden. Some of these limbs can get quite large over time and a pair of pruners just wouldn’t cut it. Unless you have the strength of Hercules, which I don’t. 🙂 This past weekend was so pleasant with temps in the 60’s and sunny that I got my hubby to give me a hand with trimming back some of the woodier specimens in the garden such as this White Buddleia. Every spring I cut it back to about 12″ from the ground. It blooms off of new wood and gets anywhere from 6-8′ in one season. If I didn’t give it this much needed haircut each year it would be as tall as my house. Of course this happens to be my cat Mooch’s favorite bush to lay under so he was a bit peeved and kept going to the curb where we laid the branches to sniff it. Poor Mooch, we go through this each spring with him. Hopefully he forgives me once the new growth starts sprouting in about a month, lol. So here’s another useful tool to add to your arsenol of garden utensils!
Here’s a useful tool for the garden…