Tips for Pruning this Fall
Fall is a great time to start cleaning up and preparing your shrubs and trees for winter.
Before you start pruning, remember those trees and shrubs that bloom in late winter to spring, need to be pruned after they bloom. If you prune these plants now, you are removing flower buds and there will be no flowers next spring! Examples are: Azaleas, Pieris, Rhododendron, Forsythia, Viburnum and Weigela.
If your plants bloom in in the summer, they can be pruned now. These plants bloom on new growth. Examples are: Spirea, Roses, Potentilla, and Rose of Sharon.
Don’t overdo it! Evergreens only require light pruning in order to tidy up their shape. You can also cut back your perennials as well.
When you are pruning, be sure to take off any broken and diseased branches as well as remove any “suckers” or new growth that has developed at the base of your trees and shrubs as well.
As always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask any of our experts in store or ask online here.