Overgrown, unpruned plants can be both weak and unsafe. Pruning at the right time in the right way will increase the longevity and resilience of your trees and shrubs, reducing the risk of failed branches, splitting, or difficult diseases. Improper pruning can do the opposite–leading to plants with shorter lifespans that can introduce fungal or bacterial diseases into your landscape.
Contrary to popular belief, pruning actually spurs plants into action, causing more growth over time, not less. That growth can help plants rejuvenate and refresh, leaving you with a tidy and healthy yard.
Pruning while plants are dormant avoids injury to new growth, and sets the plant up for success in the next growth season. Removing dead, diseased, crossing or cankered branches will help your plant thrive.
How does it work?
Booking a Winter Pruning Session (up to $125) grants you professional support, and can be an opportunity to learn (if desired). I'll carefully prune your plants as needed to maintain their form, aesthetics and health. If you want to learn how to prune your plants to meet their individual needs, we can prune together (six feet apart of course). Hands on horticulture coaching will give more confidence pruning in the future! Contact me to book a time.
Pruning is a technical, high level horticultural skill that involves knowledge of each plant's long term needs. As someone who grew up working on a vineyard, I understand both the art and science of pruning better than most.
My experience in horticulture has given me a breadth of botanical knowledge that I'd love to share with you.