Late Summer is a Good Time for Pruning

Now that the landscape plantings are finished their growth spurt for the summer it’s a wise time to prune and shape the shrubs to your specifications. The plants will hold their shape and harden off where they were pruned before the cold weather gets here. Certain plants like azaleas and rhododendrons should be skipped because the blooms for next year have already set. Other plants like yews, boxwood and forsythia can be pruned for a aesthetically pleasing appearance. As a rule of thumb you should not remove more than 1/3 of any plant at one time. You could risk losing the plant by putting it into shock. Als all vines, deadwood and disease growth should be removed.

If your unsure of how or when to do your pruning, you can contact or call HillSide and we will provide a free estimate. Most jobs can be scheduled within two weeks after approval. We haul away the debris also!