Seasonal Pruning

Seasonal PruningIf you own a garden, you know that you need to prune certain plants and cut back others throughout the year, but if you are like most people, you stare at the wide variety of flowers, vines, bushes, and whatever that is that is growing in the corner that you keep because it has pretty flowers, until you finally throw down your pruning shears, and walk away. Why? Because you’re too afraid you’re going to do something wrong kill the plants forever.

Professional Pruning and Trimming is needed to help your landscape flourish. Our professional pruning services will enhance the natural beauty of your trees and shrubs. Pruning will also help you preserve the strength and stature of the plant. Trimming addresses care concerns such as safety, structural integrity, shape and appearance.

Maintenance pruning preserves or improves the health and structure of your plants & shrubs. Special care is taken to encourage structural integrity, appearance, safety and the overall health of your plants & shrubs.

The Green Hill Landscaping Service Advantage

3 visits: (1) Late Spring (2) Late Summer (3) Late Fall

Late Spring Pruning

When approaching pruning methods, we start by removing any dead, dying, or misshapen parts of the plant before getting down and dirty with pruning for the overall health and production of the garden. Pruning promotes new growth, and in the case of flowering vegetation, this equals more blooms for you to enjoy throughout the season! Many plants benefit from late spring pruning.

Late Spring – Trimming/pruning of plants/shrubs/perennials (less than 15 feet in height) that have finished blooming, evergreen shrubs/plants, cut back branches too close to house.

Late Summer Pruning

There are not a lot of plants that you will want to trim during the heat of the summer. Summer is a time for gathering nutrients for winter storage, so any cutting you do will remove leaves from doing their job of ensuring a vigorous plant flowering. However, continual blooming plants, such as certain varieties of roses, and summer blooming perennials benefit from deadhead pruning techniques.
Late Summer – Trimming/pruning of plants/shrubs/perennials (less than 15 feet in height) that have finished blooming, evergreen shrubs/plants, cut back branches too close to house.

Late Fall Pruning

Fall pruning is mostly reserved for those plants that grow back from the roots each spring, and not woody stemmed growth since it is much too easy to accidentally cut needed growth. Plus, much of summer’s vegetation lends interest to a winter garden.

Late Fall – For the cutting back of perennials, ornamental grasses, as seasonally appropriate.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Plant, Tree, and Shrub Maintenance

What plants/shrubs do you prune each season?

  • We consider plants and shrubs (less than 15 inches in height) as seasonally appropriate to include into the pruning service. Nevertheless, since each landscape is unique in its design and fundamentals (soil type, shade, species, and varieties of planted vegetation), we will approach pruning factoring in all these aspects.

Does my property require your full program of tree/shrubs fertilization, insect & disease control?

  • For your landscape to receive the full benefits of our interventions, you also need to include our Plant/Shrub Fertilization & Insect/Disease Control Program into your landscape maintenance strategy, because your vegetation has to fight against different types of diseases that develop during specific moments of the year.

Is lawn mowing a prerequisite of the plants, trees & shrubs maintenance program?

  • As we said above, lawn mowing allows us to monitor frequently the changes and challenges your vegetation and landscape faces weekly/monthly. It helps us develop prevention techniques, allowing us to intervene promptly when necessary.