Seasonal maintenance3 Tips for Pruning Your Shrubs

June 2, 2017
3 Tips for Pruning Your Shrubs
Get ready for shrub pruning this summer!

3 Tips for Pruning Your Shrubs


The weather is warming up and it’s time to prepare for a long summer of landscaping maintenance. If you have trees or shrubs in your yard, pruning is one of the most essential things you should do to make sure that they stay in top condition during the warmer months. Here are three of our best tips for pruning your shrubs and landscaping.

Stay Sharp

When was the last time you sharpened your pruning shears? Dull pruning tools can actually make your shrubs a target for insect infestation and disease exposure thanks to ragged cuts. Power shearers and unsharpened pruning shears actually tear the plant, instead of making a cut. As a result, the plant or shrub is put through a lot of stress and much more susceptible to damage. Sharpen your pruning shears at home or take them to your local home improvement store to have them tackle the task for you.

Check the Clippings

Check the clippings you make from your shrubs for any signs of insect infestation or disease. Many different types of diseases can be detected easily just by looking through the clippings. One basic rule of thumb is investigating further if it doesn’t look right to you. Visit your local garden center or ask a professional landscaper, as strange black dots could be something easy to fix or the sign of a much larger problem.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

If you are concerned about the time of year you are pruning, how you should be pruning your shrubs, or anything else—don’t be afraid to ask! Doing a good amount of research beforehand can keep your plants in much better shape. Protect the investment that you have made in your shrubs by always checking before you cut. Don’t want to tackle the task on your own? Call Pinehurst Landscape Company!

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