Throughout the growing season, pruning of ornamental trees (under 12 feet tall) and shrubs is required. The timing of such pruning can be critical to the plants growth and flower or fruit production. Pruning is done to promote and maintain a healthy frame work, remove diseased, broken, crossing, rubbing, or otherwise un-desirable growth as deemed necessary. For the shrubs that should not be sheered, we will prune and shape all evergreen and deciduous shrubbery on your property as necessary.
Trim shaping shrubbery is only appropriate for certain types of shrubs. The timing of trim shaping varies from type to type. With a full season landscape management contract your shrubs will be shaped at the appropriate time(s) throughout the growing season to promote the desired growth habit and potentially repeated bloom times. For the shrubs that do not get shaped using a hedge trimmer, Beautiful Blooms will properly prune them. If you have hedges or topiaries on your property, Beautiful Blooms will maintain them by sheering or pruning them as necessary to keep growth tight and uniform. For the most formal of hedges, guides will be set up to ensure that symmetry is maintained throughout.
Corrective pruning is the term we use when we are attempting to save a shrub that is in good health but has overgrown its bounds or has a severe framework problem and needs to have up to 50% of its branch growth removed. This is only recommended for healthy shrubs, as it is very stressful to plants. Rejuvenation or re-growth will happen though the following season and typically the shrub is looking normal within one or two growing seasons. Corrective pruning can be a great alternative to replacement when the plant is both desirable and healthy…just a bit out of control.
When plants are dormant and without their leaves, it is very easy to see the branching patterns. Pruning when plants are dormant is also recommended because it nearly illuminates the concern for secondary infections through fresh cuts. This is because in the winter temperatures, insects and disease pathogens are also dormant or simply not present. Trees and shrubs need to be pruned in order to sustain prolonged ornamental growth, keeping a strong framework and desired growth habit.
Check out our informational page on PRUNING!