Shrubs come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be tough to know when the right time to prune them will be. Thus, the following are some landscape management suggestions that will help you determine the ideal time to pull out the shears.
Forsythia’s should be pruned following their first bloom. Once pruned, new blooms will form. Bluebeards and Beautyberry’s however should be pruned in early spring. This will help the new blooms sprout forth as the summer warms the shrubs up. The same is true with Holly otherwise the plant won’t flower.
When it comes to needle-bearing evergreens such as hemlock, these should also be pruned in early spring. This allows time for new growth to emerge and harden. However, you may want to wait to prune these if they are part of a hedge system. This will give you an opportunity to shape and form the shrub the way you would like.
Planting and pruning shrubbery are just some of the many landscape management services we have to offer. We invite you to contact Hermes Landscaping to learn about these and the many ways we can make your landscape the most appealing in the community.