Gardening by Osmosis: Tips on Pruning


Last updated 9/28/2023 at 10:55am

I’ve been asked, “When is a good time to prune my shrubs?”

My response is, “Why prune? Are they bedraggled, overgrown, diseased, have dead or dying branches?

If you are a DIYG, “Do it Yourself Gardener” and have a good sharp pair of pruners, a small folding saw, a solution of 10% bleach and water you have the necessary tools.

It is time consuming to cleanse after each cut but at least sterilize your tools after pruning each species to minimize the transfer of pathogens or insects.

Pruning after a shrub flowers is a good guide.

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