Odds are you spent or are spending a good chunk of your hard-earned money on your home. Homeownership comes with a great deal of responsibility for regular maintenance and that includes the outside, such as tree and shrub pruning. Such maintenance serves as a sign of respect for your well-deserved investment and it can sustain or even increase its value.
The Importance of Tree and Shrub Pruning
There’s a reason for everything, right? The need for tree and shrub pruning goes further than aesthetics. It can improve the longevity and health of the tree or shrub, not to mention any surrounding vegetation.
Regular tree and shrub pruning can also:
- Stimulate plant growth
- Stabilize plant health
- Control plant growth
- Prevent hazards
- Maintain shape
- Encourage more flowers or fruit
Not all of these will be of importance to your specific trees or shrubs that need pruning. Overall, the most important benefit of pruning that you should note is that it keeps your plants healthy. When a plant is healthy, it can grow big and strong, and has a greater chance of avoiding damage or diseases.
How Often Should You Have Your Trees and Shrubs Pruned?
There is no specific time frame on how long you should go before you prune your trees and shrubs; however, generally speaking, there are certain seasons that are best for tree and shrub pruning. Keep in mind though, different plant species call for different pruning seasons.
Although, there are exceptions for times you should prune, such as:
- If your tree or shrub unexpectedly falls victim to damage or diseases.
- What the plant is meant for on your property, such as for an artistic appeal or a crop.
- Size and thickness of branches.
- Age as young trees and shrubs may need more pruning in their first few years.
It can be confusing and hard to keep up a plant pruning schedule, especially when you have a full-time job, other house chores, and a family to take care of. You don’t have to add this ongoing task to your to-do list though because an arborist can do it for you.
Not only can an arborist schedule regular tree and shrub pruning maintenance but he is well-versed on how to properly prune. A few things you should know about when it comes to pruning include:
- Growth buds
- Effective cutting techniques
- Location/direction of branches
- Types of tools to use
- Pruning methods to achieve your landscaping goals
You can discuss your plant goals with a certified arborist to learn more about when to prune and how to prune your trees or shrubs.
Why Hire Bare Roots Tree Solutions for Tree and Shrub Pruning
To confidently and efficiently get the job done right, you’ll want to hire a team of highly trained skilled professionals and certified arborists.
Not only do we have nearly 20 years of experience in the business but we also are equipped with specialized tools and equipment for this type of work such as shears, saws, pruners, ladders, cables, and more! We always keep our tools clean and sharp to avoid injury and damage to your plants.
Tree and shrub pruning is part of our expertise. We do this work day in and day out. We’re fully insured and ready to tackle your tree and shrub pruning needs.