My Spring flowering shrubs are one of my favorite parts of my front yard. I look forward to my Peonies blossoming every Spring! However, after the blooms (and sometimes even before!) comes the task of pruning your bushes. Read my guide to see how I do it.
Step One: Ask yourself this: why are you pruning? Is it to promote additional growth? Or is it simply just a care measure? Once determined why you are pruning…you can make your bushes look great. This a general pruning guide to keep plants at their healthiest.
Step Two: Next, it’s time to decide WHEN to prune your plants. Here is a general guide to when you should prune your shrubs: If your shrub blooms in late summer to early fall, you should prune in late winter to early spring. If you have a shrub that blooms in the spring, prune them back after their blooms begin to die. Once you’ve decided when to prune, you have to decide HOW to prune. Click through to the next slide to learn about the different methods.