Tag: pruning

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.'...

Coppicing And Pollarding Annoy Arborists

UNITED STATES—Coppicing and pollarding are the most extreme of pruning techniques. They may also be among the oldest in some cultures. Yet, arborists are...

Pruning Roses During Winter Dormancy

UNITED STATES—Contrary to what the pleasant weather suggests, it is still winter. Most plants are resisting the temptation to break dormancy prematurely. They must...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

UNITED STATES—Many plants should get most of the pruning they need while they are dormant in winter. Such pruning is less stressful because it...

Winter Is The Main Season For Pruning

UNITED STATES—Plants are unable to migrate to warmer climates for winter like so many migratory birds do. They are immobile for their entire lives....
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