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Sep 17, In early spring, cut them down to within a few inches of the soil.
Okra and Southern peas can also be planted.
Over the next few years, the plants will typically regrow in their natural form with healthy, vigorous growth. Renovation is a fairly aggressive practice and won't work with all shrubs, especially certain evergreens. Multiple stem shrubs are rejuvenated by cutting back all stems at ground level over a period of 3 years (Figure 14). Remove 1/3 of the old, mature stems the first year. The second year remove 1/2 of the remaining old stems and head back long shoots growing from the previous year's pruning cuts.
The third season remove the remaining old wood and head back the long new shoots. Dec 16, Learn how to properly prune your shrubs with Master Gardener (and Pruner) Penny Potter.
Azaleas: Prune azaleas just after plants finish blooming to shape or produce a fuller plant. See Azalea: stumpdelimbing.bar Shrubs and trees: Prune when new growth begins after the end of the dormant season.
Divide perennials and bulbs.
To guard next season's blooms, begin pruning after the last flowers fade but before the new buds set. Jan 24, Time of year (when to prune) The best time to prune live branches may depend on the desired results. Growth is maximized and defects are easier to see on deciduous trees if live-branch pruning is done just before growth resumes in early spring.
Pruning when trees are dormant can minimize the risk of pest problems associated with wounding and allows trees to take advantage of.