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Timing can be critical to pruning


This recent warm weather has enticed many to get outside and work on their yards. I’m all for that. In fact, now is a good time to prune many things. Some shrubs and trees probably could have been cut back … Continue reading

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Forsythia bushes now signal spring


I always look forward to an explosion of yellow forsythia blooms every spring and the mass of color can be quite dramatic. They are often the first of the spring blooming deciduous shrubs, and after a hard winter they are … Continue reading

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Proper pruning is not one size fits all


Every fall I notice landscaping that has been cleaned up presumably for the winter. Unfortunately, many plants shouldn’t be pruned then. A general rule of thumb is to trim woody plants shortly after they bloom. Take azaleas, for example. Azaleas … Continue reading

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