It’s that time of year again! Pruning season is in full swing.
The most common reasons to prune:
-To remove dead, diseased, or dying branches.
-To remove low (don’t want to hit your head walking under a tree) or crossing branches.
-To direct the growth, control size and to maintain a desired shape.
The ideal time to prune is late Winter/early Spring.
Remember that shrubs like Lilacs, Forsythia & Viburnums (snow ball bushes) should not be pruned until after they finish flowering in the spring, otherwise you’ll cut off all of this years to be blooms!
Pruning a tree or shrub that needs it, is better than not pruning at all. But the later you prune, the more moderate to light it should be.
When pruning shrubs typically 1/3 of the old canes are removed. Like with most things in life, there are always exceptions to the rules.
Headover to my IGTV page for full tutorials on pruning.
It is important to have the proper gear needed for pruning.
Favorite Gardener Bucket Organizer
Looking cute whilst gardening never hurt either!
Comfy, flexible pants (my favorite!)
Love this one too
A Warm Vest for the chilly spring and fall days in the garden
Sturdy shoes. I like these when the weather is cool and prefer these during summer.
Power tools when you need little more oomph.
Blade replacements (a sharp tool is way more efficient)
Extra battery packs for power tools
Few other options here and here
*This post contains affiliate links