Pruning in particular to gardening is a horticultural practice which refers to the removal or reduction of certain parts of plant like branches, buds, flowers which are no longer required for the growth of plant and are injurious to the development of plant. In a crux pruning refers to the trimming and thinning out plants.
Benefits of pruning –
- Promotes Plant health – Removal of dead or dying branches encourages the growth of healthy and new plant parts.
- Control size and shape – Regular pruning will help plant maintain their original shape and size.
- Prevents disease – Elimination of dead shrubs and branches discourages the attack of insect and pest
Tools for pruning –
Pruning tools includes pruning shears, loppers, pruning saws and hedge shears used for different purposes.