Pruning Service - Roses, Bushes, and Trees
Although plants can be pruned at any time of year, winter is often the best
time for pruning roses, bushes, and trees. We cannot over-emphasise the importance of proper pruning.
How we prune bushes, trees, and shrubs
Our pruning service involves hand working each tree, shrub, or hedge using heavy
duty Bypass Pruners
We start by removing all dead wood from each plant to assure available nutrients
are channeled to living wood. Our next step in the pruning process is to look for
and remove branches that “cross over” each other. By removing the cross over branches,
we assure that they will not grow together and open unnecessary wounds where diseases
can enter the plant. We then look for redundant growth patterns and eliminate many
of the branching layers that prevent light and air from reaching the inner branches
of the plant.
Opening each plant in a balanced fashion, allows light to reach the inner branch
crotches where dormant lateral buds reside. Only then do we go back and cut terminal
buds by hand, or power shearing methods that force the inner dormant lateral buds
to pop. This is a great way to keep your shrubs smaller and full of new growth.
Pruning will control growth
We see far too many examples from gardeners who start by shearing in an effort to
place speed ahead of plant health. While this may initially result in lower garden
maintenance bills, the resulting burst of growth in the very outer shrub layer (caused
by first tier lateral bud growth as opposed to the inner lateral bud growth) makes
maintaining plant and hedge size difficult.
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