A chef has knives and a gardener has pruners, both needing to be sharp and clean at all times. If it's been awhile since you've maintained your garden pruners, check out this primer on caring for your garden tools from Ryan at This Natural Dream. || @naturaldream
Amazon - ❧Lanier Garden Tools Ratcheting Pruning Shears❦ - Best Pruner for Weak Hands - 1/3 the Effort Compared to Regular Shears - Soft Grip & Ratchet Action Help Keep Your Hand Comfortable - Multiply Your Power - The Ratcheting Cam multiplies your power. The same ratcheting power you use to lift a car allows you to cut through branches up to 1 inch thick. Instead of trying to make the cut with one large difficult cut our pruner cuts through with 3 smaller cuts.
Japanese gardeners knife (or hori-hori): This favorite of many professionals does five jobs well. Use it instead of a trowel for digging, planting bulbs, and weeding. The saw blade cuts roots and divides small perennials. The pointed end is a crevice tool.