PRUNING TIPS FOR FEBRUARY & MARCH

“Thoughtful pruning of your trees and shrubs during the dormant winter season will allow you more time to enjoy the fruits and blooms of your labors during the pleasant weather of spring.¬†There are important reasons to prune at this time. It is much easier to prune a plant without its leaves since you can easily see its branching structure. Also, in winter there is less chance of transmitting diseases from one plant to another or attracting insects to fresh pruning wounds.”

A pair of pruners next to cut sunflower stems

The winter months are a surprisingly busy time in the garden, with pruning being one of the chores that if done in the winter months will pay dividends for the gardener during the rest of the season. Pruning helps plants grow strong and healthy during their growing season. It helps plants retain their natural shape while also allowing light and air to circulate through the plant to help it develop full foliage and not just small tufts of green at the end of branches.

Before you set out to begin pruning, we would like to share with you a couple of important tips to make sure you have the most success possible…

 

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