Best tips of tree service and landscaping for your winter garden

Best tips of tree service and landscaping for your winter garden

Best tips of tree service and landscaping for your winter garden

When you properly maintain your garden and take the best care of your trees, it adds great value to your home. Not only does it make it look aesthetically pleasing, but also it makes your home a safe and pleasant place to live in.

If we talk about one of the best ways to revitalize a tired garden while encouraging a flush of new life in spring, pruning is the best among tree services (when done properly at the right time).

Of course, if there are bigger jobs to be done, you should always leave it for your arborist. Still, there are plenty of smaller pruning jobs lower to the ground that you should perform alongside to keep the garden looking graceful.

Let us check out what experts have to say at this point.

What Tools to use for pruning

If you focus on pruning tools, there are several ‘must haves’ that you should keep clean, sharpened, oiled, and always ready for use. For example – Secateurs for pruning and cutting the tips, a Hand Saw for stronger branches, Loppers for cutting soft branches and tree lopping, and if you’re into neatening hedges, get some pruning shears.

Do not forget to disinfect the tools after treating each plant to prevent pathogens from spreading.

What to Prune

Remove the unsightly deadwood and damaged or diseased branches to maintain the good health of the plant. Pay attention to pruning a tree or climber, trimming the pot plants, or pruning a row of shrubs into a hedge to frame the features in your garden.

You may already know that cutting off the dead flowers in a garden bed promotes new heights. Just like that, you are pinching out the tips of new shrub growth can help the plant get a better shape while encouraging it to grow into a fuller-looking plant. If the plant looks unbalanced or scraggy, harder pruning lower to the ground will be helpful.

The Right Time to Prune

Trimming the taller or overhanging trees will allow warmth into the cold shaded rooms during the wintry season. The best time for pruning deciduous trees is mid-winter when dormant and the sap flow the least. You can prune the evergreen shrubs at the end of the water before the start of new growth.

Plants flowering on the yesteryear’s growth need to be pruned straight after the flowering phase. And for the plants that bloom after new development, hibiscus needs to be cut back later in winter after the frost danger leaves.

Experts recommend pruning the fruit trees at particular times of the year, but never during the flowering phase, or else it will mean cutting off the fruit.

How to Prune

If you are not confident about pruning, it will be better to leave it over to the experts. However, you can start light-handed until you gain experience and more confidence.

The general rule of thumb is to take it slowly. After all, it is going to leave a great impact on the landscaping. Therefore, stand back and take your time to study the form of the plant before you attempt to snip or saw. Don’t forget to consult tree service professionals since none can serve you more than an expert.

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