The growth of our favorite plants can indicate spring has arrived. Whether they are lining our homes or standing front and center in our lawns, bushes and flowers bring life, and often a pop of color, to our landscaping. To make sure you are getting the most out of your plants this summer, it’s important to know if and when you need to prune them. Here are some pruning tips to improve the life of your plants for seasons to come.
Though some plants need more pruning than others, it is most always beneficial to shape up plants. For plants that look unruly or crowd a window or a walkway, it is an indication that you need to manage their growth. Here are some top reasons to prune:
- To control plant size or form
- To promote a healthy plant by removing damage and increasing air and light circulation
- To stimulate new growth
- To increase flower and/or fruit production