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10 Reasons to Prune Your Shrubs

Pruning shrubs is an essential gardening task that offers various benefits.

Here are 10 reasons to prune your shrubs:

  1. Health and Vigor: Regular pruning removes dead or diseased branches, which helps maintain the overall health and vigor of the shrub.
  2. Shape and Size Control: Pruning allows you to control the shape and size of the shrub, ensuring it fits your garden’s aesthetic and space requirements.
  3. Improved Air Circulation: Properly pruned shrubs have better air circulation, reducing the risk of diseases and fungal growth.
  4. Enhanced Flowering: Pruning can encourage more blooms by removing spent flowers and old growth, redirecting energy to new growth and flowering.
  5. Fruit Production: Fruit-bearing shrubs benefit from pruning to increase fruit production by removing excess branches and promoting new growth.
  6. Safety: Overgrown shrubs can obstruct pathways or windows. Pruning ensures safety by maintaining clear sightlines and walkways.
  7. Aesthetic Appeal: Well-pruned shrubs contribute to the overall aesthetics of your garden, making it more visually pleasing.
  8. Removal of Invasive Growth: Pruning helps control invasive or unwanted growth that may encroach on other plants or garden areas.
  9. Rejuvenation: Some shrubs can become leggy or unproductive over time. Pruning can rejuvenate them by encouraging fresh growth.
  10. Disease and Pest Management: Pruning can remove diseased or pest-infested branches, preventing the spread of problems to the rest of the shrub.

Remember that proper pruning techniques and timing are crucial to achieving these benefits, while avoiding harm to your shrubs. Different shrub species may have different pruning requirements, so it’s a good idea to research the specific needs of your shrubs or consult with a professional landscaping company that specializes in pruning.

When you are looking for expert trimming and pruning of plants, shrubs, cedars and trees under 15′, call ATC Landscape at 604-720-2853. We serve the Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.

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