Apr 07, GREEN THUMBS UP: A timetable for pruning flowering trees and shrubs. By Suzanne Mahler Saturday Apr 7, at AM Apr 7, at AM. Spring cleaning my lawn and gardens is still on hold until soils dry out a bit more to avoid compaction, but pruning will begin in earnest now that my trees and shrubs have become more accessible.
Mar 18, Outside my window, light snow is falling, coating my lawn and gardens with a blanket of winter white on this gloomy Friday morning, sadly concealing the welcome signs of spring, but offering protection for tender new growth as another weekend of record-breaking, frigid temperatures sets in. Although the snowdrops and crocuses will eventually reappear, it.
Mar 02, Early spring, before growth begins, is an ideal time to prune flowering shrubs and ornamental shrubs, especially those grown for their foliage rather than their flowers. Shearing or pruning evergreen hedges such as arborvitae, yew, and boxwood shapes them and encourages new growth, for a denser appearance.
Deciduous plants used for foliage Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Mar 02, Wait on Pruning These Specimens. Prune azaleas and rhododendrons in spring or early summer, after flowers wither, so as not to remove next year's buds and reduce blooms.
Traditional mophead hydrangea sets buds on the previous year's growth, so while it's safe to snip spent flowers and dead branches, avoid major shaping until summer's treecutting.buzz: Sal Vaglica.