You’ve always heard to prune your plants for them to grow. It seems a little counterproductive but that’s what the experts say so it must be true. The truth is that it does work, if you do it right and during the right time of the year.
Pruning can be done for several reason. You could prune to cut off dead or dying branches or stems, to cut off branches that rub together or are competing for space, or to remove weak or unwanted branches. If you want your plant to maintain a certain shape or density, or to maintain safety from the plant blocking sight, pruning is the best option. And like we mentioned before, it does promote plant health and encourages your plant to grow.
If you have a certain vision for your yard’s foliage, pruning should start at planting. A young tree or bush will learn where and how it’s supposed to grow if you properly prune it from the beginning. This will prevent a rogue plant or a older tree that needs heavy pruning in the future.
When you plant, only prune unwanted or dead branches. Once the dormant season hits, true pruning should begin. Shape the tree as you wish and remove branches closest to the ground to lengthen the trunk. Cut away the branches that are crowded and too close together at the trunk and thin out branches to keep a good spacing between them.
For many plants, it’s best to prune them in late winter, just before the spring kicks in. This allows them to be ready for growing season and can grow how you want them to.
There are a wide variety of reasons to prune and with regular maintenance, you can have your yard and the plants in it looking just as you want them to. Growing correctly, with no overcrowded branches or dead leaves. Pruning is especially important if your plant is growing right next to your home, fence, or other trees. Contact us today for a FREE quote on a fence that can help contain your plants in your yard.