Many people love planting shrubs because of the privacy they can offer as well as the amount of landscaping they take care of as they grow to cover more space. Maintaining your shrubs is important to keeping them alive and well, but it’s not always as simple as it may seem. Here are a few tips on why, when, and how shrubs should be trimmed.
- Overgrowth – If you let your shrubs become too dense, they lose light and air circulation and become unhealthy. Proper shrub trimming will open up the center enough to make sure your shrubs are getting adequate amounts of air and light.
- Timing – Not all shrubs should be trimmed at the same time. Some shrubs need to be pruned in late winter, while others do best when trimmed later in the spring. At Top Notch Tree Service, we know the best time to trim to receive maximum growth and beauty from your shrubs.
- Tools – Using dull or dirty tools to trim your shrubs can cause damage that leaves them susceptible to disease. Trees are left healthier when they are pruned with sharp, clean cuts.
- Shape – The best way to maintain shrubs is to allow them to grow in their natural shape. Having an understanding of how each shrub should look will save you lots of frustration. You also want to be careful that you don’t trim the top right off to control vertical growth, as it could lead to a “witch’s broom effect” with a long thin center growth. Our crew understands the natural shape your shrubs and how to coax them into growing to the height and width you want.
For excellent shrub trimming services, matched with equally great customer service, call us at Top Notch Tree Service.