Tag: pruning

Spring Pruning Breaks The Rules

UNITED STATES—Dormant pruning is the best pruning. It happens while the subject plants that benefit from it are dormant and unaware of such procedures....

Coppice To Renovate Overgrown Shrubbery

  UNITED STATES—Pollarding is extreme pruning. It removes all but the most substantial of limbs and trunks. Coppicing is even more extreme. It leaves only...

Dormant Pruning Enhances Fruit Production

UNITED STATES—Adding new fruit trees to a garden is reasonably easy. Maintaining them properly as they mature is more of a challenge. Centuries of...

Shear Hedges Seasonably And Properly

UNITED STATES—There are rules to hedging. For example, hedges should be uniform and exclusive to just a single cultivar. A modern 'Green Beauty' boxwood...

Deadhead Spring Bulbs After Bloom

UNITED STATES—Fruiting warm season vegetables that are now in season, such as squash, tomatoes and beans, are more abundant with regular harvest. Plants that...

Late Pruning For Early Bloomers

UNITED STATES—Winter is generally the best season for pruning. Obviously, it is when a majority of plants are dormant, and therefore most complaisant to...

Pollarding Pruning Techniques Are Controversial

UNITED STATES—Olive orchards formerly inhabited some of the regions that became urban in California. A few orchard trees remained within urban gardens of the...

Dormant Pruning Promotes Fruit Production

UNITED STATES—While they are dormant through winter, deciduous fruit trees require specialized 'dormant pruning.' Exceptions are rare. Most need major pruning that might seem...

Shearing Can Not Fix Everything

UNITED STATES—Mowers are for mowing lawns and shallow ground cover. Blowers are for blowing debris from pavement, decking and other flat surfaces. The names...

Spring Pruning Of Flowering Trees

UNITED STATES—Most major pruning happens while the plants that need it are dormant through winter. That is why it is known as 'dormant pruning.'...