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TRIMMING & PRUNING
Trees and Shrubs


Great looking landscapes share one thing in common: they are kept in "good trim."  Whether this involves a formal or a natural look, it's important to use proper timing with sharp pruners or shears. When it comes to flowering plants, trim them within 30-days of when they finish blooming to preserve next year's flowers.

Heavy pruning should be done in early spring, and maintenance pruning should not be done late in the growing season when it could create new growth that doesn't get properly 'hardened off' for winter weather. Here we provide some of the basics of trimming and pruning.

Key Benefits of Pruning

  • Nicely trimmed shrubs compliment you and your home
  • Professional pruning helps protect your investment
  • Frequent trimming extends the life of foundation plantings

"Moe Cut"
The 'BOWL' or 'MOE' cut
This weeping mulberry was given a straight, even cut along the branch tips. It takes longer, but looks much better, if the branches vary in length.
   


When to prune?

Most of our trimming is performed from May 1 through July 31st; during or following the annual flush of growth.   Severe cutting-back of shrubs is done early in the spring, and spring-flowering shrubs are pruned within one month after they bloom to preserve flowers for the next year.

 


Shrub trimming

Pruning equipment is continually sharpened and adjusted to provide your plants with the best cut possible. Our commitment to buying only the best equipment available further ensures good results. While we are trimming, we will inspect plants for damaging insects you may not have noticed.
  

Shrub removal

Even with regular pruning, foundation plantings have a "lifetime" of about 15 years. When it's time to renovate your existing shrub beds, we have the equipment to safely remove your old shrubs to make way for new ones. An updated foundation planting will "freshen-up" your curb appeal while adding value to your home.
   

Tree trimming


Tree trimming

Get your young trees off to a good start by having us professionally prune them. Many "structural" problems can be avoided by pruning trees when they are still small. Proper pruning gets young trees off to the right start, saving more costly tree trimming in the future.
   

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