Prune these shrubs in late winter or early spring before growth begins. Do not prune deciduous shrubs in late summer. Pruning shrubs in August or early September may encourage a late flush of growth.
This new growth may not harden sufficiently before the arrival of cold weather and be susceptible to winter injury. May 12, A general rule of thumb when deciding when to trim is: Prune bushes and shrubs that bloom in the spring right after they bloom; Prune summer or fall-blooming bushes and shrubs in the early spring, after new growth has set but before bloom or buds start to form; This helps give the plants time to set new buds and flower again next bushtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
A lot of homeowners request pruning services in the fall as part of an overall effort to clean up their landscape before the winter and this can certainly be performed on many shrubs. Pruning bushes around the home can help them look shapely and nice before visitors come for Thanksgiving or those holiday lights go on. Jun 06, 1. Pick the Right Time of Year.
There is a dispute amongst gardeners as to when is the best time of year to prune your shrubbery. Some say that fall is the way to go while others say spring. In my own experience, I prune in the spring.
My reasoning is that it is easier for me to see what is going on with my bushtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Sep 02, In general, prune needle-bearing evergreen shrubs in early spring, toward the end of dormancy and before the emergence of new growth. Pruning the evergreens at this time allows plenty of time for new growth to emerge, as well as plenty of time for these new shoots to harden off before the following winter.