Your landscape represents a considerable investment often adding as much as 15% to the value of your home. One of the most important things you can do to maintain an attractive landscape is proper pruning on an annual basis. Even the most well designed, attractive landscape will soon become unattractive with improper or untimely pruning practices.

All trees and shrubs have their own specific growth habits and thus have their own specific pruning requirements. A thorough understanding of these growth habits is very important for proper pruning requirements. Proper and timely pruning will leave your landscape attractive and healthy. You will have fuller growth, better flower and ornamental fruit production as well as other benefits.

Our staff of experienced tree and shrub specialists can provide you with an excellent pruning service at very affordable prices. You can be assured they will identify the pruning needs of your landscape and will be totally committed to making you completely happy with your landscape and our service. If you are interested in a no cost, no obligation estimate or if you have any questions about our pruning service, please call one of the Naturescape® branches nearest you listed on the Contacts Page.

Pruning Of Trees And Shrubs

"Renewal" is the key word when pruning-shrubs. Most of the best flowering shrubs will decline into a sparse-flowering thicket if they aren't thinned periodically by cutting the oldest wood to the ground! Ornamental shrubs have the unique ability to renew themselves almost indefinitely. Some shrubs growing in eastern gardens are still alive and healthy after more than a century. The secret is proper pruning.

Now is the time to prune spring flowering shrubs, and trees. They bloom on wood grown during the previous season. By pruning after they flower, the growth they will put on the rest of this year will produce next year's flowers. The shrubs should have 1/3 of the oldest shoots taken out each year. By removing these every year, after the shrub has bloomed, this will guarantee young, healthy wood to produce the best new flowers.

This is also a good time to trim evergreens to maintain them at desired size. By trimming back the new growth, this will control the size.

Advantages Of Annual Pruning

  1. Rejuvenates the plant by allowing more young growth to fill in.
  2. Increases flower and fruit production.
  3. Eliminates dead, diseased branches.
  4. Gives the plant a better appearance.
  5. Helps eliminate potential damage from snow, ice or wind.
  6. Allows air to circulate helping to eliminate fungal diseases.
  7. Can help eliminate the spread of an infection by removing dead or possibly diseased branches.
  8. Can allow more sunlight into inner branches and to the grass below.


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Your Naturescape® specialist is committed to making you happy with our service and your lawn and landscape. If you are not completely satisfied with the results of our services or you have any questions or concerns, please call your area branch office and we will be happy to take care of them free of charge within 72 hours.

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