A common misconception is that your plants don’t need attention during the winter months. However, it is vital to hard prune your trees and shrubs earlier in the winter season. Continue reading for the numerous benefits hard pruning during the winter season holds for your plants and landscape.
Why Hard Pruning is Essential
Reduce the spread of diseases: Shrubs or trees that are diseased are likely to grow spores which will spread to the plants around them. Hard pruning your trees and shrubs helps reduce the chance of spreading diseases. Removing the diseased section from the plant will also help eliminate the risk of allowing the disease to spread to the remainder of the tree or shrub.
Allows growth: The hard pruning of overgrown or dead limbs allows for rejuvenation and revitalization of the plant, which, in turn, helps increase the health of your plant. This removal requires thinning out branches which have taken over your shrub or tree. Once this happens, the plant is able to rejuvenate quickly, creating an increased visual appearance.
Increased visual appearance: Overgrown trees and shrubs can become quite unsightly; bringing down the overall appearance and appeal of your landscape. Gallivan Corporation wants your landscape to be at its fullest potential throughout the year, but, especially during the warmer months while everything is in bloom. Taking the time to prune your shrubs and trees while they are dormant will prove to be beneficial during the rest of the year.
Added safety: In addition to visual appeal, hard pruning also increases safety. Overgrown, diseased, or dead limbs are more likely to crack and fall, which can lead to a series of larger issues for your property.
While hard pruning, it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your property; which is why we suggest letting the professionals of Gallivan Corporation handle all of your hard pruning needs. The season for pruning will be here before we know it, request a quote from our team today to get the process started!