Summer-flowering shrubs, such as roses and crape myrtle, develop buds.
Large, overgrown evergreen shrubs, such as junipers, are a more difficult problem.
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The best time to rejuvenate large, overgrown shrubs is late winter or early spring (March or early April). Heavy pruning in late winter or early spring will reduce or eliminate the flower display for 2 or 3 years. However, rejuvenation pruning will restore the health of the shrubs. Pruning bushes around the home can help them look shapely and nice before visitors come for Thanksgiving or those holiday lights go on.
Pruning can also help you better prepare your landscape for the coming winter. Certain foundation plants such as Arborvitae or Hollies can grow rapidly in the summer and then be unwieldy come fall.
Trim and shape hedgerows, medium-to-large bushes and deep, hard-to-reach bushes. Prune perennials, grasses and ground cover. Any branches that fit between the teeth of your trimmer’s blade. Branches larger than that will need to be cut with either a larger blade attachment or with other outdoor power equipment, like a chainsaw or a brush cutter.
Apr 20, Cut off any large roots (thicker than your little finger) that have grown in a circle around the root ball, as these “girdling” roots will never straighten out and could eventually kill the stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Aug 05, The 1/3 rule can be applied to most shrubs and small ornamental trees, but for larger shade trees, pruning should be limited to no more than 1/4 of the total branches. Shade trees, too, will be stimulated into new growth by assertive pruning, but they do not require the same vigorous pruning that multi-stemmed shrubs stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 6 mins.