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When Should I Prune My Trees, Shrubs, and Hedges

Pruning your trees, shrubs, and hedges is an important part of landscape maintenance. It helps keep them looking their best and also promotes healthy growth. But when is the best time to prune them? Let’s discuss the different times of year that you should prune your trees, shrubs, and hedges. We will also provide you with a few tips on how to properly prune them!

The best time to prune your trees, shrubs, and hedges depends on the type of plant. For most deciduous plants, the best time to prune is in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. This allows you to shape the plant how you want it and also removes any dead or damaged branches. If you prune too early in the season, you may damage new growth. For evergreen plants, the best time to prune is in late spring or early summer. This allows the plant to recover from any pruning before winter sets in. Read more

What Do Shrubs Need For Protection From The Winter Elements?

 

Shrubs are a landscaping favourite: they provide a visual composition for your outdoor setting and offer beautiful colours even in the wintertime. They also protect your garden from the wind – and maybe even from snooping eyes.

However, shrubs are very susceptible to damage from the winter weather. You might not notice any problems until the following spring when shrubs are either in recovery mode or dying! Though harsh winter weather and voracious animal appetites can wreak havoc on your shrubbery, here’s how you  can help them avoid all the dead branches, frostbite, and chewed bark that often come with winter.

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How Much Should I Water My Trees & Shrubs?

Trees and shrubs can be easy to care for, but you still need to give them attention to make sure they grow and thrive. Proper care includes watering, and many property owners aren’t giving their trees and shrubs the right amount of water at the right times. 

In those first few weeks, watering the proper amount is essential – both over and under watering can be fatal to a new planting. How much water should your trees and shrubs get?

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What Are The Best Evergreen Shrubs?

Evergreen shrubs are some of the most versatile ornamental plants around. They look great next to a beautiful array of perennials, as privacy hedges, and even all by themselves on an empty lawn. These shrubs are also much less work than other plants! 

Here are five of the best choices with their ideal uses!

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Privacy Plants: Trees and Shrubs for Added Privacy

“Good fences make good neighbours” goes the old saying, and while a fence can indeed make a good neighbour, sometimes it doesn’t make for a very pretty one. Fences can seem cold and sterile, and you might not want to see one directly outside your window. Depending on the material, they can also be pretty transparent, keeping people out physically but letting their eyes roam all over your property.

Privacy plants are a great way to enhance your landscaping while acting as barriers that don’t really look like barriers. Here’s what to consider when planning out your privacy shrubs!

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