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Why you should trim and prune your shrubs and trees

Why you should trim and prune your shrubs and trees

If your property is surround by trees, shrubs and bushes you might be curious as to when it is the indicated time to prune and trim them. It is essential that they are trimmed so that their lifetime is not diminished by lack of maintenance. Pruning timing depends largely on why you prune. Light pruning and the removal of dead wood can be done anytime you notice your house’s curb appeal needs to be rejuvenated. Otherwise, here are some guidelines, but recognizing that individual species may differ is important to remember.

We recommend pruning for the following reasons:

· Maintaining and controlling a dense tree, hedge, and scrub.

· Encouraging flower and fruit development.

· Maintaining or shaping the tree, hedge, and shrub to a desired garden form.

· For security purposes, prune shrubs or tree branches that obscure the entry to your home.

A large number of people prune in the beginning of winter and leave their trees and shrubs spring ready. By trimming in the winter you will see a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring. A good rule of thumbs is to prune trees that bloom in spring once the flowers have faded. Trees and shrubs that flower in mid- to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring.

When pruning be aware of cutting the limbs correctly, and using the proper tools. Decay and fungus can spread easily and trimming in the fall might not be the best of ideas since tree wounds might not heal properly during the fall season. The right tools make pruning easier and help you do a good job. Keeping tools well-maintained and sharp will improve their performance and you be less likely to injure yourself. If you lack timing and the proper tools you might be best off hiring a professional. A professional will not only trim the precise branches of your shrubs and trees but they will know how to care for the exposed wounds to prevent fungus.

Appearance in the landscape is essential to a plant’s life. Pruning is really the best preventive maintenance a young plant can receive. It is critical for young trees to be trained to encourage them to develop a strong structure.

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