Pruning. Correct knowledge of a plant’s growth cycle is a key consideration for proper pruning. Additionally, routine pruning is crucial for the long term maintenance of your investment in landscaping.  Please consider the following points as general guidance only; specific measures depend on exact variety and growth cycle.

·       Spring flowering trees and shrubs

o   Prune for shape within 3-4 weeks after bloom period; later pruning will reduce next spring’s blooms.

o   Selective dormant pruning is needed as plants mature to control shape and form.  Dormant pruning is technical and best performed by a professional.  After maturation, most residential landscapes require some dormant pruning every 2-3 years.

·       Summer flowering trees and shrubs

o   Shape and prune in early spring so that flower buds have time to develop on new growth.

o   Selective dormant pruning is needed as plants mature to control shape and form.  Dormant pruning is technical and best performed by a professional.  After maturation, most residential landscapes require some dormant pruning every 2-3 years.

·       Dwarf evergreens

o   Shape throughout growing season as desired; avoid pruning after September 15.

·       Perennials and ornamental grasses

o   Cut back in spring to within 2” of ground level if left for winter interest.

o   Deadhead throughout growing season to encourage rebloom.

o   Cut back in fall to within 2” of ground level, unless winter interest is desired.

·       Groundcovers

o   Prune as desired to control height.

 
 

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