Late winter and early spring is the best time to prune shrubs and trees. But there are some trees and shrubs that might call for something different. The climate and area will determine when it’s best to do the pruning
Generally speaking, shrubs and trees that that bloom on new growth should be pruned in the winter and early spring, while those that bloom on an old-growth should be pruned in late spring or summer.
Flowering shrubs? Went to prune depends mostly on when it blooms and whether it’s flowers on growth produced in the same or previous years.
It’s best to prune shrubs on a mile dry day. Not only is it pleasant for you but it also helps prevent the spread of water-borne plant diseases or damage from cold temperatures.
A few more tips to keep in mind:
- Never prune too early and the winter
- Prune out there and disease branches first
- Remove overgrown and smaller branches to increase light and air at the crown of the tree
- Cut branches at the node, the point out which one branch or tweak attaches to another
Maintaining and pruning shrubs and trees our annual part of landscape maintenance. Enjoy!