Pruning and Shrub Trimming

Pruning and Shrub Trimming:

Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub, and can make your property the envy of your Ada neighborhood. Pruning, like any other skill, requires knowing what you are doing the achieve success. At Platinum Landscape Management, our pruners are well trained and experienced. The old idea that anyone with a chain saw or a hedge pruner can be a landscape pruner is far from the truth. Remember that pruning is the removal or reduction of certain plant parts that are not required, no longer effective, or that are of no use to the plant. Pruning is done to supply additional energy for the development of flowers, fruits, and limbs that remain on the plant. Pruning, which has several definitions essentially involves removing plant parts to improve the health, landscape effect, or value of the plant. 

Pruning can actually be done at any time of the year. Contrary to popular belief, pruning at the wrong time of the year does not kill plants, but continual improper pruning results in damaged or weakened plants. A great general rule of thumb, the best time to prune most plants is during late fall or early spring before growth begins. There are exceptions to this rule and they will be noted by our representative. 

We consider the reasons or purposed before any cutting begins. By making the pruning cuts in a certain order, the total number of cuts can be reduced greatly. The first cuts are to remove all dead, broken, problem, or diseased limbs by cutting them at the point of origin. Often, removing this material the canopy can open the canopy sufficiently so no further pruning is necessary. The next step in pruning is to make any additional cuts that are needed. By cutting back lateral branches, the tree or shrubs are trained to develop a desired shape. 

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