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Landscaping Information: Spring Cleaning

Spring is the best time to prune most trees & shrubs

Advantages to Early Spring Pruning:

Exceptions for Early Spring Pruning:

  1. Plants are still dormant, therefore less vulnerable to:
  • Injury
  • Disease
  • Winter die–back
  1. Foliage is absent, so the outline of the plant is visible. This helps when shaping the plant.
  • Lilacs
  • Rhododendrons
  • Forsythia
  • Magnolias
  • Maple Trees
  • Pussy Willows
  • Flowering Almond
These trees and shrubs bloom in the spring. The best time to prune them is early June, or after they have flowered.

Other Spring Cleaning Ideas:

  • EKO Compost is an natural soil amendment that will add essential nutrients for the upcoming growing season.
  • Imagine stopping weeds before they start! You can! Use Preen in planting beds and around trees and shrubs to prevent the germination of weed seeds.
  • Shredded Bark Mulch can also prevent weeds. Even more, it maintains soil temperature and moisture, and beautifies planting beds.

You clean out closets, throw junk out of your  garage, and wash your windows in honor of the new spring season. Why not do the same thing in your yard?
What should I prune?

  1. Take out all the D’s!  That is all Dead, Damaged, or Diseased branches.
  2. Cross out crossing! Prune any crossing branches.
  3. What a sucker! Trim off suckers or water sprouts. (Important: continue to do this throughout the growing season.)
  4. Get in shape! Prune to desired size and shape

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