Pruning your small, ornamental trees and shrubs alters the form and growth of a plant. Pruning can also be considered preventive maintenance. Many problems may be prevented by pruning correctly during formative years for a tree or shrub.

Guardian Lawn Care, a division of Guardian Management Company, uses proper pruning techniques, with the goal to keep your plants or shrubs in their natural form. Their shape and health are what is important.

Pruning at the Right Time

Some plants should only be pruned certain times of the year. Spring blooming plants like Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Lilac and Forsythia should not be pruned late in the season, unless absolutely necessary. Doing so will jeopardize the following years bloom. Similarly, we don’t normally prune a summer blooming plant like Dogwood in the spring right before its bloom.

Perennials should be pruned back in the fall, as they die back, which is a proper practice for these types of plants. The Guardian Lawn Care crew is careful to do all their pruning at the proper time of the year with the well-being of your plant always at the foremost.

Our Guardian Lawn Care crew members can usually handle all of your pruning needs; however, we do know our limitations. For instance, we do not do any large tree pruning.

Give us a call to take care of your small tree and shrub pruning.