Pruning 101

 

Pruning 101

It’s that time of year again! Pruning season is in full swing.

The most common reasons to prune:

-To remove dead, diseased, or dying branches.
-To remove low (don’t want to hit your head walking under a tree) or crossing branches.
-To direct the growth, control size and to maintain a desired shape.
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The ideal time to prune is late Winter/early Spring.

Remember that shrubs like Lilacs, Forsythia & Viburnums (snow ball bushes) should not be pruned until after they finish flowering in the spring, otherwise you’ll cut off all of this years to be blooms!

Pruning 101

Pruning a tree or shrub that needs it, is better than not pruning at all. But the later you prune, the more moderate to light it should be.

When pruning shrubs typically 1/3 of the old canes are removed. Like with most things in life, there are always exceptions to the rules.

Headover to my IGTV page for full tutorials on pruning.

 

It is important to have the proper gear needed for pruning.

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Favorite Gardener Bucket Organizer 

 

Pruning Gear

Pruning 101

Good Gardening Gloves

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Bypass Hand Pruner

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Bypass Lopper

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Folding Hand Pruning Saw

 

 

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Hand Snips

 

Looking cute whilst gardening never hurt either!

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Comfy, flexible pants (my favorite!)

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Warm long sleeve shirt

 

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Love this one too

 

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A Warm Vest for the chilly spring and fall days in the garden

 

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Sturdy shoes. I like these when the weather is cool and prefer these during summer.

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Hat

 

 

Pruning 101

Power tools when you need little more oomph.

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Sawzall

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Blade replacements (a sharp tool is way more efficient)

 

Pruning 101

Extra battery packs for power tools

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Few other options here and here

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Happy Pruning!

XO,

Carly

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