Pruning
Pruning Hedges and Topiaries

Pruning Hedges and Topiaries

Late spring and early summer is when plant growth is most rapid and vigorous, which is why many hedges and topiaries require regular pruning at this time of year to maintain shape and form. The golden rule is to always cut off as little growth as possible with each...

Pruning Plum Trees

Pruning Plum Trees

Pruning is the most important winter task for your plum trees. Here’s how to do it properly to ensure optimal fruit production in summer. Plums need to be pruned in July and August to ensure top-quality fruit is produced consistently each and every season. Many trees...

Pruning Made Easy

Pruning Made Easy

We prune to enhance growth, improve flower and fruit quality, to rid plants of diseased or broken growth, or simply to keep them neat and in check. Don’t prune anything and everything in winter, which some still regard as major pruning time. Many spring-, and...

Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming

Get Pruning! Spring is around the corner, which means that now is the time to trim your hedges. There are a few basic steps to stick to when trimming a hedge: Ideally, trim hedges regularly, a little bit at a time – the less you remove at once the healthier it is for...

Pruning with Confidence

Pruning with Confidence

Pruning, just like watering and feeding, is part and parcel of general plant care. It’s also easy, as long as you know why, when and how to do it. Why prune? 1. To rejuvenate: Pruning encourages new, healthy growth, which naturally means more leaves, flowers and...

Rose Care for August

Rose Care for August

Roses that weren’t pruned in July can still be pruned during the first week of August. In very cold areas, pruning only needs to be done at the end of August. Roses that were pruned in July will be sprouting, and corrective pruning can be done. See which eyes have...