Have your property’s shrubs and bushes taken on a life of their own?
Older and Neglected Shrubs that have become a tangle of unproductive stems may require a more extensive program of thinning cuts, called renewal or renovation pruning.
Resist the urge to break out the shears and start hacking away.
Proper shrub pruning methods vary based on the type of plant you have. Florida Lawn Masters can help you understand how proper pruning is important for the shrubs in your landscape. Shrubs display their best characteristics when pruned regularly and correctly. The objectives in pruning shrubs are to maintain desired size and appearance Shrubs such as boxwood and privet are often sheared to form a hedge.
In order to maintain a solid green wall:
First, shear the new growth frequently during the early part of the growing season.
Second, Stop shearing the hedge approximately six weeks before your area’s average first frost.
As a general rule, Young shrubs should be pruned lightly to make them grow fuller and bushier.
As a shrub develops, thin out old, weak, rubbing, or wayward branches where they merge with another branch. This opens up the middle of the plant to more sunlight.
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