The late winter and early spring time is a good time to look over and evaluate our landscape ornamental plants. Often there are plants which could use pruning to clean out diseased or damaged branches. When the foliage is off the plant and inactive, the quality and arrangement of branches is more visible.
Shrubs and ornamental trees need periodic pruning to promote healthy new growth, and to control the size, shape, and spacing of them. Some branching patterns can actually hinder future plant vigor by creating physical growth barriers or by creating areas of shade which may bring decline of parts of the plant. Any of these things could have a negative effect on the ornamental quality and aesthetic appeal of the landscape.
Gradual Rejuvenation pruning can clean out undesirable growth and correct problems of size and spacing in the landscape to encourage healthier new growth and vigor. See this link from the Virginia Cooperative Extension on rejuvenation pruning, and give it a try on your own. Correct pruning cuts can accomplish these goals and yield a healthier more attractive landscape to enjoy.
Call or email us if you would like a quote for rejuvenation pruning for your home or business.
-Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.
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