Most landscape plants require some form of pruning, whether to preserve a loose, natural form, or to create tight, compact shapes. Each individual tree or shrub has its own, unique pruning needs, depending on variety, exposure and desired result. Unless you have formal hedges or topiaries, our pruning philosophy is to encourage the natural form of the plant.
The majority of our in-season pruning focuses on removing spent blooms and removing dead or damaged limbs. It is equally important to know when not to prune. If you prune some species during the summer you may limit the plant’s ability to produce another season’s interest (i.e. berries, hips, fall blooms).
Because it is the best time of year to observe the natural shape of plants, and certain plant materials respond better to pruning that would normally stress them during the active growing season, we also provide one dormant pruning that can be an add on to your maintenance contract.