Did you know that when you prune in the winter, it promotes a new burst of growth when spring rolls around? Ideally, you’ll want to wait until the coldest part of winter has passed … so now (late February) is usually a good starting point. This results in fuller, healthier, and more mature greenery down the road. Please note: be sure to research online as to when it’s the best time of year to prune your particular species of shrubs and trees, as some may need to be pruned later in the year.
In addition to fuller and healthier greenery, what are some other benefits of pruning?
- Improved structure and appearance
- Prevents the development of weak and broad branches, plus prevents the growth of limbs in weak spots
- The removal of dying branches
- Increased air circulation and sun exposure, including more sunlight exposure for fruit trees
- Your property will look better and tidier
- Elimination of obstructed views
It’s important to ensure that whoever is pruning on your property is well aware of how to prune. Don’t know where to start? You can rely on ATC Landscape for your pruning needs!
We can help you with the pruning of:
- Trees under 20 feet tall
- Cedar hedges