Hard Pruning

 In BRIDGES OF SUMMERVILLE, Chelsea Park, Fieldview, Gardens at the Bridges of Summerville, Myers Mill, TUPELO FOREST DRIVE, TUPELO HOA, WHITE GABLES

Advantages to hard pruning:
The terms pruning and trimming are often used interchangeably,but there is a difference between the two. When you are removing the dead, loose, or infected branches or stems from its respective plant, you are pruning. Trimming, occurs when you are cutting back overgrown plants. Below are some of the many benefits from pruning and trimming on a regular basis.
1. During the winter, most woody plants are dormant and so are the many diseases and insects that can potentially invade pruning cuts.
2. After leaves have fallen, it is much easier to see the plants overall form and structure. Damaged and diseased branches are more readily apparent when not obscured by foliage.
3. Pruning in the late summer or early fall can stimulate new growth that may not harden off before the cold weather. This is not a concern during the winter.
4. Winter pruning is good for your plants, leaving them with extra root and energy reserves to quickly heal wounds and support vigorous spring growth that will obscure the pruning cuts.
5. To rejuvenate declining plants or get shrubs to flush out new growth.

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