4 Reasons Why Spring Pruning is Important for Your Trees and Shrubs
- January 30, 2019
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Your trees and shrubs play a vital role in the order and appearance of your landscape. Protecting and preparing them for the growing season should be at the top of your spring to-do list. One of the best ways you can do that is by pruning.
Pruning is the process of cutting away dead, dying, diseased, or overgrown branches or stems to improve the overall health and appearance of your trees and shrubs. Here are 4 reasons why pruning is an important task for your trees and shrubs this spring!
If there is are unhealthy portions of your trees or shrubs (either dead, dying, or diseased), those issues will spread to other portions of the plant at a rapid pace. Pruning is the best way to prevent this spread from happening, all while promoting healthy growth that will allow your plants to thrive!
Now is a great time to promote this healthy growth. Head outside while your trees are still somewhat bare and examine them from problem causing branches. Once identified, carefully remove, and dispose of them properly.
One of the biggest threats your trees and shrubs are facing this spring are overwintering insects waking up from their slumber, looking for a meal. Pests like aphids, scale insects, and bagworms will wake up and instantly start sucking those critical nutrients from your trees and shrubs, leaving them struggling and in need.
Pruning will allow you to better control these pests, preventing them from having any impact on your plants. It’s especially effective against nutrient-sucking pests, who attach themselves to the branches or stems of your trees and shrubs. When you remove those unhealthy branches, you will be removing the pests right along with it!
Along with promoting healthy growth, pruning allows you to train your trees and shrubs to grow in a way that will be aesthetically pleasing while also benefitting future growth. By removing overgrown branches and shaping hedges, you can make your trees and shrubs fit the desired look you have for your landscape. In doing so you are creating ample room for the plant to grow and receive important nutrients like sunlight and water.
Whether your tree produces leaves, flowers, or fruit, pruning will aid in production. The removal of dead and diseased branches will encourage new healthy growth which will, in-turn, encourage leaf/flower/fruit production. This leaves your trees and shrubs looking full, healthy, and ready to continue to thrive throughout the growing season.
If you’re looking to prune your trees and shrubs this spring, give Choice Home & Commercial Services a call. Our team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to maximize the lush, healthy growth of your trees and shrubs this spring.
Contact us here, or give us a call at (713) 227-7200 to hear more about our lawn and landscape maintenance services. Optimal growth is our mission, and your satisfaction is our goal. Call us today to hear more!