Summer pruning is beneficial
It was a trick question in our email this month! The question was…
Which of the following are the benefits to pruning during the summer?
- Encourages fruit buds
- Encourage hardier growth
- Restricts the size of a plant
- Makes fall clean-up easier
And the answer is all of the above!!
Not only does summer pruning keep your plant from outgrowing their space in your yard, it helps them become healthier. One of the obvious health benefits is removing any diseased branches or in the case of fruit bushes like raspberries, removing old fruit stalks.
Other benefits include:
- Encourage new growth
- Promotes better flowering especially in climbing plants and roses
- Keeps the shrubs shape
- Provides a strong framework for the plant.
Not sure about what to plant and when to prune your shrubs? Our landscape experts can help design a garden that you’ll love. Give us a call today.