If a plant is planted in the right place, minimal pruning will be required. People often don’t do their research on a plant’s mature size and plant it in a space that is not big enough. Windows may become covered or paths or gates may become obstructed by growth. Furthermore, plants can be placed too close together by those in search of instant gratification and a full look. A few years later, the plants have to either be drastically pruned or removed. Over time, excessive pruning weakens and disfigures shrubs and results in a lot of unnecessary work and yard waste.
However, If you have selected a plant whose mature size fits its location, there are several reasons when pruning is appropriate. Continue reading “WHY PRUNE?”