Bush Trimming

Bush pruning helps keep your investment healthy, visually appealing, flowering bountifully and more!  You decide how you want your bushes to look later on this year and in the years to come, then we trim them.  We can recommend pruning schedules for those bushes that need to be pruned at specific times of the year.

Pruning will help keep your bushes in bounds and keep their growth vigorous.  Neglected bushes become overgrown and often weak, making drastic pruning a necessity to bring your plants back to usefulness.  In these cases, we restore a youthful, natural growth habit in certain overgrown bushes.

While limiting the total number of cuts we make to the bushes and removing specific branches, we can lower the odds of your plants becoming diseased or attacked by insects.  At the same time, low number of cuts made leads to less plant growth and less maintenance is required.  This is savings for you…

The main purpose of bush pruning is to control size, keep bushes open allowing light and air to penetrate their center, remove undesirable growth, remove dead or broken branches, remove diseased parts, help stimulate flowering and fruiting, removal of the current year’s faded flowers and to promote flower buds for the following season.

Are you getting a little bushed on bushes?  We actually pruned this page down, but if you want a little more…

Pruning schedules are based on the flowering, fruiting, or growth habits of a plant.  Most plants can be pruned at almost any time of year without jeopardizing basic survival.  However, it is preferable to prune specific plants at specific points in the year.

Bushes that flower before the end of June should be pruned immediately after flowering.  Flower buds develop during the previous season’s growth, thus, the flowers for the current year’s bloom developed last year.  If pruned before spring flowering, the flower buds will be removed, eliminat­ing flowering.  Spring-flowering shrubs which should be pruned after flowering are:  Rhododendron and Azalea.

Bushes that flower after the end of June should be pruned in winter or early spring before new growth starts.  These plants develop flower buds during the spring of the flowering season.  In other words, summer-flowering bushes should be pruned before spring growth begins.  Examples are:  Smooth Hydrangea and False-spirea.

Certain plants may be lightly pruned both before and after flowering.  This often increases flower and fruit production, and some may produce a second bloom during the year.  Red-osier dogwood can be pruned both before and after bloom.

Now we ALL are officially bushed…