The importance of pruning has been well-documented. Pruning or trimming has many benefits for your landscape, including maintaining plant health, restricting growth (and overgrowth), “training” plants and improving the quality of a plant’s flowers, fruit, foliage or stems.
In our complete guide to pruning, you’ll learn:
- What is pruning?
- How to prune trees
- How to prune shrubs
- How to prune fruit plants and flowers, including roses
- What equipment you need and
- When to prune
What is Pruning?
Pruning is the process of cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems to promote healthy plant growth. Most plants, including trees, shrubs and garden plants like roses benefit from different methods of pruning and maintenance. Pruning at the wrong time of the year does not necessarily kill your plants, but regular improper pruning may cause damaged or weakened plants.
To help you take the guesswork out of pruning, we’ll go over the common tree and plant types found in the … Read Full Post »