Pruning Trees

 


Article by: Paul Burke

Pruning your trees , Hills and Holes: Not Part of Your Landscaping Design? and shrubs , Landscape Fabric - Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping? is a very important part of any maintenance program for your landscape. , Feeding the Hummingbirds By pruning , Landscape Fabric - Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping? on a regular basis you can avoid excessive pruning , The Many Faces of a Fence on plants , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! which have become overgrown.

Why prune:

Five of the most important reasons to prune , Thyme: The Herb of Courage are as follows. Pruning , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know increases light , African Violet Care and air , Keeping Houseplants Alive During Summer Vacation Droughts circulation within the canopy. Pruning , Colour in the Garden also can be used to increase the amount of fruit , Flowers and Butterflies, the Perfect Combination! or flowers , Concrete Curb Landscaping on a plant. , Lawn Furniture: Wood, Metal, or Plastic? Classy, Convenient, or Cheap? Removing unsightly suckers or water-sprouts is another reason to prune. , Flowers and Butterflies, the Perfect Combination! Returning a plant , Want to Stamp Your Patio? to its natural , Composting for Kids growth habit is needed in some cases, certain plants , New Uses For Old s need to be pruned when overgrown. One example of this is the lilac. Pruning , Landscape Fabric - Is Landscape Fabric Even Necessary In Landscaping? can also be used to maintain the size and shape of a plant , Feeding the Hummingbirds within the landscape. , Water Gardens - How To Build A Pond

When should I prune:

Some plants , Lawn Furniture: Wood, Metal, or Plastic? Classy, Convenient, or Cheap? can only be pruned at specific times of the year. Most plants , The Many Faces of a Fence can be placed into categories based on some of their characteristics. Plants , Want to Stamp Your Patio? that flower , Decorate Your Outdoor Spaces on a Budget! in the spring , Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction? should be pruned after flowering , Traditional Wisdom or Old-fashioned Nonsense? and before setting buds , Put Your Lawn On a Diet for the next season. , Water Gardens - How To Build A Pond Because they flower , Vacation Proofing your Garden early in the spring, , Want to Stamp Your Patio? buds , Keeping Houseplants Alive During Summer Vacation Droughts will develop on the previous year's growth. Pruning , How to Choose Your Garden Furniture and Make It Last before flowering , Composting for Kids will not generally injure the plant , Feeding the Hummingbirds but you will usually see a reduction in the amount of flowering. , New Uses For Old Plants Plants , Patio Heaters: A Way To A Comfortable Outdoor Gatherings that flower , New Uses For Old Plants in the summer , Getting Started with Garden and Patio Design should be pruned during the months in which the plant , Concrete Curb Landscaping is dormant before new growth appears. Because the buds , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! occur on current season's growth, pruning , Patio Heaters: A Way To A Comfortable Outdoor Gatherings after growth begins could decrease floral development. Cedars and junipers may be pruned at anytime of the year. Spruce and pine can also be pruned at any time. Shorten shoot length (candling) during growth in early summer , Bonsai Plant Care: What You Need to Know for best results on these conifers. Deciduous trees , African Violet Care can be pruned at almost anytime. Avoid spring , Basil: The King of Herbs pruning as bleeding may occur. Generally this will not harm the tree , Do It Yourself Landscaping: 6 Things You Must Know Before You Start but can be unsightly to the homeowner.

Pruning tips:

When pruning , Want to Stamp Your Patio? a tree , Solar Garden Lights or shrub, , How to Choose Your Garden Furniture and Make It Last never leave a stub after making the cut. Cut back to a bud , Bonsai Trees or just outside , Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction? the branch collar. Never remove more than 1/3 of the canopy when pruning. , Feeding the Hummingbirds Never make your cuts flush, these cuts remove the closing off mechanism of the plant , Water Garden - Pond Pumps To Pump Up The Volume and will have a hard time healing. Ensure your tools , Learn How to Enhance Your Habitat are of the proper size and are sharp.
Paul is a Certified Pesticide Applicator in the province of Alberta, Canada. He has over 15 years experience in the lawn , Want to Stamp Your Patio? care industry.

For more lawn , Getting Started with Garden and Patio Design care information, , Thyme: The Herb of Courage please visit http://www.fairyring.ca.

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