Step by Step Pruning for New Gardeners - Part I

 


Article by: Fran Barnwell

Gardening has a certain amount of rules, but with pruning , Landscaping Lessons-Proper Placement Of Trees In Landscape Design there are even more rules and it's this complexity that gets new gardeners running for cover. Most gardening , Commercial Ponds books give you all the rules at once, and, if you are anything like me, you end up with overload and gardening , 5 Tips On Caring For A Bonsai Tree indigestion!

Therefore I plan , The Basics of t Growth; Part 1 Hormones to divide up the subject of pruning , Caring For Your Juniper Bonsai into small bite size pieces, covering the most basic pruning , Patio Umbrellas and Beach Umbrellas. Practical and Appealing. information you will need - and in this way, make it more digestible for you! And the first question is:

What Tools , A Few Things About Flowers do we Need?

There are three basic pruning tools , Manage Algae a beginner gardener needs:

- secateurs - these vary in price, so buy the one you feel you can afford and that feels comfortable in your hands
- loppers - secateurs on long arms, the longer the arms and the heavier the loppers, the more effective they are. Try them out before buying as if they are too heavy, you won't use them!
- saws - a curved pruning , Discover the Art of Topiary saw is invaluable in cutting small branches or stems too large for secateurs

Whatever you use, an important point to remember is to keep your tools , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers clean and sharp: clean, so that you don't pass diseases , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome? from one plant , Colour in the Garden to another, and sharp, so that you don't tear and damage the plant , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate you are pruning. , How to Grow Hydrangeas Additionally, the sharper you keep your tools, , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit the easier and quicker it is to prune , Seeding a Lawn your plants. , Commercial Ponds

Why do we Prune , Asian Lily Beetles - A New Garden Threat our Plants?

Apart from the human need to be neat and tidy, and to keep our plants , Garden Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips a manageable size, there are good reasons for pruning. , Dill: Scandinavia's Most Important Culinary Herb

- to cut out dead or diseased wood , Seeding a Lawn from trees , Garden Tables Aren't Just Decoration and shrubs
- to cut back branches that have become tangled or crossed over to prevent damage
- and to promote new and strong growth

And now for the big questions: what, when and how to , A Few Things About Flowers prune?

What Plants , Caring For Your Juniper Bonsai need Pruning?

There really are a lot of plants , The Basics of Growth; Part 1 Hormones that do not need pruning, , The Basics of Plant Growth; Part 1 Hormones but if you have trees, , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond shrubs, , Sowing an Annual Flower Border roses , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond or clematis, then these are the most likely candidates for pruning , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond on an annual , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers basis. This will be covered in more detail in Part II.

When is the Best Time to Prune?

This is where a lot of gardeners become confused, especially with flowering shrubs. , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes It's useful to remember the rhyme: "If it flowers , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) before June, do not prune"¬Ě.

The reason for this is that if you prune , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond a spring-flowering shrub , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients in winter , Dill: Scandinavia's Most Important Culinary Herb or early spring, , Creativity with Ponds you cut off all the flowering , Sowing an Annual Flower Border stems, which have put on growth during the previous year, so you wait and prune , Discover the Art of Topiary immediately after flowering. , This Autumn, Postpone the Winter Blues for Your Lawn

If the plant flowers , Composting and Composters: A Basic Introduction later in the year - late summer , Outdoor Furniture Cushion Replacement- Redesign Your Outdoor Space or early autumn , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy - then prune , Plants - Your New Roommate in late winter , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants or early spring , Fall is the Time to Get Your Garden Trees and Shrubs Ready for Winter: Here's What to Do as new growth starts, as the plant , Park Benches has the spring , Plants - Your New Roommate and summer , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures are a Top Priority for Night Safety to put on the growth needed for flowering. , Landscaping Lessons-Proper Placement Of Trees In Landscape Design

How do we Prune , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond our Plants?

The one important rule to learn here is that when you cut back a stem or branch, always cut back to just above - about 5mm (a quarter inch) - a leaf joint or bud. , Garden Sheds: Wood Finishing and Weatherproofing Tips This is where the new stem will grow , ing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit from. If you make the cut too high above the bud, , Composting and Composters: A Basic Introduction the stem will suffer "die-back"¬Ě - a self-explanatory term - and apart from looking unsightly, may affect and kill the shoot that you want to grow. , Man Made Puddle Make the cut at a slight slope away from the bud , The Garden Statue - -Stone, Metal, Or Gnome? to help prevent rainwater draining into the new growth. If there are a pair of buds, , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers immediately opposite each other on the stem, then just cut straight across.

These are the very basic general principles of pruning, , 'Blushing Bride' Hydrangea (PPAF) but in the next article I will move on to more specific guidelines for dealing with the more common plants , Commercial Ponds and their pruning , Painted Adirondack Chairs-The Perfect Addition to Any Home or Garden needs.
Fran Barnwell is a self-taught gardener, learning through experience in her own garden. , Pond Liner Repair Fran understands the difficulties that face new gardeners, and has written The Ultimate Guide to Gardening , Asian Lily Beetles - A New Garden Threat for Beginners, a successful eBook that helps anyone new to gardening , Asian Lily Beetles - A New Garden Threat to get started, explaining the basics in easy to understand terms. To find out more and to sign up to receive a free series of articles, go to http://www.NewToGardening.com.

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