Soil loosening creates a better-looking flowerbed by making it possible for the oxygen to reach the roots of the plant. Hand tools make do for smaller beds, but if you’re working with larger areas you should use a rotary cultivator. It’s also possible to add a tiller attachment to some of the Husqvarna trimmers, which means one less tool in your garden shed.
Fruit trees need pruning in order to stay healthy and bear fruit. Pruning should be done during the spring, but be careful not to do it too early as the incisions can dry out if the temperature drops below zero. Note that trees that carry stoned fruits, such as cherry, apricot, plum and peach, should not be pruned in the springtime.