Learning how to prune properly is important to the appearance of your plants. Incorrect pruning techniques make shrubs and trees look unnatural and actually creates more maintenance.
- Shrubs maintain a full, natural shape on their own. Practice selective pruning vs. the hedge clipper method.
- Pruning shrubs too often prevents flowering by promoting woody growth. Plants also require more water when pruned frequently.
- Trees may need minimal pruning as they age. Remove dead or dying branches, sucker growth and criss crossing branches. Other than this, leave them alone.
- Cut back ornamental grasses in March so that 2-6 inches of old vegetation remains.
When in doubt, call Nature's Way Landscaping. We will correctly prune your shrubs for you.