Proper pruning improves the health and appearance of shrubs.
It prolongs their useful life by removing undesirable branches, such as dead, weakened, diseased, or insect-infested branches. Our team of professionals are highly trained and know the proper pruning procedures to help promote the healthy growth of shrubs.
Young shrubs should be pruned lightly to make them grow fuller and bushier. As a shrub develops, old, weak, rubbing, or wayward branches need to be thinned where they merge with another branch. We prune flowering shrubs when it won’t disrupt the plant’s flowering.
Neglected, tangled and mangled old shrubs require a skilled touch. When an older shrub becomes a mess of unproductive stems, a more extensive process of shrub thinning is required – sometimes referred to as renewal or renovation pruning. The immediate result may not always be the most gorgeous, but the new growth, when it comes, is well worth the labor.
Shrub Thinning may be necessary at any time throughout the year. Where dead, weak, damaged or overcrowded branches occur, it is best to have these trimmed as they occur in order to increase the lifespan and beauty of your shrub. However, other forms of pruning at the wrong time of the year can be devastating to your shrub’s health and growth. Each shrub is different – and our staff is highly educated in all matters of tree and plant health, including the best times to prune for each of the various species.