Shrubs, bushes and hedges are arguably the most underrated and undervalued of.
Apr 23, Remove growth you don't want and then thin out spots on the thick outer cover. The inner limbs need air and sunlight, so cut back along the branch just above new growth or at the plant base; avoid electric trimmers for this. Trimmers just top the shrub, Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Jun 30, Start cutting near the bottom on the hedge and work your way up toward the top. Move the cutting bar in a slow, steady pace. Allow the cutting action of the blades to do the work.
Don’t try to cut too deeply into the hedge on the initial pass; you might lop off too many shrubdisposal.barted Reading Time: 8 mins. Aug 05, When it comes to pruning shrubs and small trees, home landscapers tend to come in one of two types: those that are excessively timid about pruning out of fear of doing damage, and those that aggressively over-prune in an effort to achieve that perfectly shaped shrub or hedge. Professional gardeners and experienced DIY landscapers learn, though, that the nearly perfect pruning practice involves trimming about 1/3 of the good wood during any major pruning Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
Oct 05, Using pruners or a pruning saw, you’ll cut each of the heaviest stems as close to the ground as possible. This method of managing large shrubs stimulates the plant to produce new growth just below the pruning cut, close to the ground.
If you just trim the tops of the shrubs, they will grow even leggier and shrubdisposal.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.