Helpful Tools: Preparing for a Garden Fence

August 12, 2017

I have to say that over the years as a gardener, I’ve quickly discovered that you get what you pay for when it comes to gardening tools. Of course, there are cheap versions that last a season for those who dabble in gardening, but for those really dedicated to the art of gardening and yard work, the quality of your tools is vital to getting the job done with the least amount of effort and cost. I have found that some of the very best tools come from Europe. From the craftsmanship, quality and durability, they can’t be beat. As many of you know, I have been working super hard in the gardens this year at the new home. One of the biggest task was preparing for the garden fence. Today, I wanted to share a few that you just might want to add to your aresnal.

One of the things that I adore about social media is the ability to reach folks, and in my case Berger Tools. They’ve been tuning into my journey and realized that they might just be able to help. So they sent me three tools to help out. They arrived just in time as I was preparing to prune back some large shrubs in the way of installing the new garden fence. The shrubbery was old and with very large branches. They needed a good haircut to provide a way for the fence installers to get into the space.

First we tackled the larger branches with ease. These Berger Tools bypass lopping shears took care of the branches like I was slicing through butter. I was glad that I didn’t have to take out the saw. Now I can’t wait to do spring pruning with it. It seems I have so many areas that need tending to at the new place.  After we tackled the larger branches, we needed to prune back the smaller more manageable branches.

The Berger Tools hedge shears worked great preparing for the garden fence. My old ones were over 10 years old and, I admit, true pieces of junk. I had picked them up at discount store and they should have been retired after the first couple of seasons of use. Now, I finally have a pair of real quality hedge shears and I love them.  In fact, my son could not wait to give them a try. He had so much fun that he tackled trimming the entire forsythia on his own without me having to ask.  Now that the bushes were trimmed back we waited for the fence to install.

New fence after preparing for the garden fence

Now here is the sweetest most ingenious tool I have ever met. Meet the Berger Grass Shear. One of my fears was thinking about doing damage to the bottom of the new fence with the electric garden trimmer.  This had been happening on a weekly basis with the old cedar fence for two decades and I didn’t want it to happen again. Of course, I could remove the grass from the base of the fence and add mulch, but now I don’t have too.  Within the same amount of time to use the electric trimmer, I can now use this hand tool to prevent damage to the fence while trimming the grass. The blades are so incredibly precise. They squeeze into tight spaces, are thin enough and sharp enough to handle all grasses that grow in unwanted spaces.

Berger Tools grass shears- preparing for a garden fence

I’d like to send a huge shout out to Berger Tools. Thanks for helping me to prepare and maintain the landscaping in my garden. Thanks to you, I have another favorite tool company.



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