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Basic Pruning Tips for Your Lavender Plants

Lavender plants are best known for their unique beauty and heavenly floral scent. Their longevity and hardiness make them a great addition to your garden or backyard. They're considered a semi-shrub, a plant that grows like a perennial that produces green growth every year. Aside from its great features, this hardy plant is easy to prune, making it easy for gardeners to keep their foliage looking good in their blooming season.

What You'll Need in Pruning Lavender

When pruning lavender plants, the best tool to use is a pair of garden shears that offer precise and clean cuts to help them heal faster. Precision snips give you full control over the cut and are ideal for lighter trimming of flowers, vines, small bushes, ornamental plants and shaping shrubs, including lavender plants.

If you have bigger lavender bushes or hedges, you may opt for a hedge trimmer.

It's also important to know the proper care and maintenance for pruning shears to keep them clean and sharp before and after your routine. Like any tool that needs to be cleaned and sharpened to function well, your gardening shears need that kind of care too. This will also help prevent disease-causing bacteria from contaminating and damaging your lavender plants.

When to Prune Your Lavender

Pruning your lavenders once a year is enough, but doing it twice would be better, as this will prevent your shrub from turning to wood and not producing new lavender stalks. Moreover, a woody lavender plant is prone to rotting in winter.

So when should you prune your lavender? The best time to prune your lavender would be in late summer or early fall after their flowering stage. Using your good pair of precision pruners, prune the lavender stems down to an inch above the wood, making sure not to cut too close to the bottom of the bush.

Pruning in spring may delay flowering, but you can use this period to trim dead, diseased, or damaged lavender stalks. Remember! Never prune before winter because if you do, your lavender may die from the winter cold.

Tips on How to Prune Your Lavender

1. Pruning Young Lavender Plants

For young plants, you can start to prune them once they've established their roots. Begin by using your precision garden scissors like the PrecisionPRO to cut new growth during its first year so the plant can react and increase its volume as it grows. It will also allow you to prune your lavender plant much easier as they get older.

2. Pruning Middle-Aged Plants

Heavy pruning is necessary for middle-aged or established lavender plants, which involves removing at least a third of the length of the plant using your trimming scissors. After the plant blooms, you can use this opportunity to reform your plant into your desired shape. Keep in mind that you have to shape them for increased airflow so that each part is receiving the air and sunlight it needs.

3. Pruning Mature Lavender Plants

For old plants, continue performing heavy pruning but be wary not to cut down to leafless wood. Cut just above the woody part, up to the third node from which the leaves grow. Heavier pruning rejuvenates dormant stems to wake them up and make them flourish again.


Are you using the right tool for your lavender plants?

The whole idea behind Haus & Garten was to provide high quality tools that would meet the needs and demands of professional and avid gardeners for their various pruning activities. Most people get intimidated when it comes to pruning their lavender plants but with the right tools, this activity becomes much more enjoyable and easier to get done by yourself. 

Greg Schultz, owner of Haus & Garten, has developed a collection of high-quality tools that are made available for professional, avid, and hobby gardeners who hope to prune their lavender plants and retain their unique beauty and fragrant foliage.

With his 28-year experience in the landscaping field, Greg understands what makes a high-quality gardening hand tool. Greg believes that “Pruning can be as easy as 1, 2, cut! All you need is the right knowledge and proper tool. And lastly, the confidence to prune your plants."

Years before Greg established Haus & Garten, he had a very successful business—as a professional landscape gardener and arborist.

For the past three decades, Greg's experience with working for many clients helped him recognize the specific needs and demands of gardeners when working on different types of gardens. With this in mind, he developed Haus & Garten and the PRO series line of tools in 2010.

Greg's goal was to make a range of premium-grade pruning tools that gardeners could rely on for quality and performance. The attainment of this goal has been proven by many of his customers, and more to come.

"I have used so many clippers in the past because I live in Florida where things grow and constantly have to be trimmed. These clippers are superior to any of those I have used in the past... Easy to use, don't become stuck, and cut small branches easily the others didn't." Nancy says, one of our Amazon customers, who chose the Haus & Garten PrecisionPRO garden shears, as the best clippers she have ever owned and used. 


Haus & Garten pruning shears have been designed with ergonomics in mind and the first thing you will notice is the contoured-shape handles that fit perfectly in your hands when you take that first snip. Spring loaded with a shock absorbing cushion which reduces the strain on your hand with each cut you’ll feel how these pruners do the work and not your hands. Solid yet lightweight and made from forged aluminum construction, these pruners make pruning a much more comfortable experience for you, so you aren’t left feeling sore after each session which you’d normally experience when using pruners with thinner or plain straight handles. One particular model we have has an inclined cutting head that keeps the wrist in a cutting neutral position which is especially useful if you’re going to do extensive pruning.

At Haus & Garten, we carefully consider the specific needs and demands that gardeners have to face during the pruning season. Below is a brief description of each PRO pruner model, best suited for your different needs that includes; intensive day-to-day pruning, prolonged heavy use and light detailed precision work; all of which are thoughtfully designed to ensure you'll get a pruning tool you can rely on to do the task for you.

ClassicPRO Pruner - Your choice for the toughest gardening challenges, these heavy-duty garden pruners are made for hard use, while still delivering a smooth cutting performance that's easy on your hands. This universal pruner has a straight-angled head, designed for more general day-to-day and heavy pruning, made for medium to large-sized hands, with a cutting capacity of up to 1 inch.

EnduroPRO Pruner - Ergonomically-designed for optimum comfort, the vertical inclination of this pruner and contoured handles help reduce wrist injuries and hand fatigue. Our ergonomic garden shears are designed to neutralize wrist bending for increased comfort during long hours of pruning, with an inclined angled head for an improved maneuverability when used on dense plants.

PrecisionPRO Pruner - Our compact hand pruners is meant for everyday light pruning, with a slightly inclined angled head for better maneuverability in tight spaces of dense plant. Built for smaller to medium-sized hands, it also has a cutting capacity of up to 0.8 inch, made to be easy-to-use and lightweight when hold by the hand.

With all of the great features and benefits it offers, why would you want to call your gardener to do your pruning? Instead of paying $50/hr for a professional gardener or $400 for a tree pruning service, invest in a really good pair of garden shears and do it yourself. You’ll be surprised at how easy and enjoyable it can be when done with the right tool.

At Haus & Garten, if you’re not happy with what we promise, there’s a money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose, but like so many previous customers, I’m sure you’ll love our PRO series line of pruning tools.



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The Choice for the Toughest Gardening Challenges, These Pruners are Made for Hard Use, Whilst Still Delivering Smooth, Precise Cutting Action That's Easy on Your Hands.

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Ergonomically Designed For Optimum Comfort And Shaped To Neutralize Wrist Bending, Ideal For Regular And Day-To-Day Pruning.

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Compact Size Pruner Built For Smaller To Medium Hands! Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile Pruner Designed For Lighter Pruning Work, A Solid Compact Tool For Faster & More Efficient Pruning.

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Compound Action Bypass Loppers Designed To Provide 3X More Power Than Traditional Ones, Built With Long Handles For Added Leverage, Ideal For Tougher Branches.