If you’re in the market for shrubs, you’ll find a lot of new varieties. Many are more colorful than older choices; some are smaller, making them more versatile in your landscape. Add a few of these tough plants to your landscaping for a solid foundation, then experiment with new varieties each year. Soon you’ll have a much larger list of low-maintenance beauties that are sure to flourish in your landscape.
Plus, if you like to keep it easy, check out these low-maintenance landscaping ideas.
The Family HandymanStuff We Love: Black + Decker Cordless Pruner
Everybody likes to keep their plants shrubs and trim and neat, but pruning them is a mostly thankless job. Pruning can be especially rough on your hands, causing callouses and soreness. Black and Decker’s new Cordless Pruner eliminates the pain of hand-powered pruning, focusing on efficiency and comfort. The Cordless Pruner has a comfortable grip and a dual-trigger system for safety. It cuts around 500 times per battery charge and has a ½ inch cutting capacity, meaning it can handle almost any branch or shrub that needs pruning. The Cordless Pruner is worth the price simply because it makes pruning that much easier on your hands, which is a lifesaver.