Pruning is an essential task in the garden for a wide range of reasons – and this is particularly the case when it comes to larger plants and trees.
This is because it can help to prevent damage to a property caused by roots and can also protect the plant from diseases.
Pruning can also help green-fingered Brits to make the most of any wall climbers they have in their garden.
Celebrity gardener, brand ambassador for Rated People and former presenter of the BBC television magazine programme Gardener's World Toby Buckland asserts that climbers are a great addition to any green space.
Speaking to gossip and lifestyle magazine Female First, he acknowledged they are not an obvious must-have, but added that they are valuable in terms of hiding boundary walls and fences.
He explained that this can lead to the creation of an illusion of more space, whether this is in an already-expansive space, or a small plot of land.
"Many have wonderful scents and that’s important, as the best gardens don't just look good, they smell good too," the expert added.
The use of garden tools such as pruners can also make a gardener's task less strenuous – and this can be a particular advantage for older Brits.
Anne Springer, public relations director of SeniorCare – an agency on ageing based in Cape Ann in the US – recently claimed that anything that eases the strain on the muscles and back is a good thing, especially when engaging in repetitive tasks.
Mr Buckland added that grass is not to be underestimated as a key feature of any garden.
"Grasses are also the simplest way to give a garden a natural and modern look and because they tolerate both wet and dry summer weather they’re ideal for our topsy-turvy climate," he commented.