by mike mike

Spring is in full swing and spending time on your property may have you noticing some overgrown, bare or unruly growth. Before you run to the toolshed and grab your pruning shears, you should know the do’s and don’ts of pruning in the spring!

Do’s: 

  • Prune Maple, Walnut and Birch trees 
  • Remove any dead, dying branches
  • When trimming for aesthetics, do minimal cutting to preserve shape

Don’ts:

  • prune after budding and blooming – this can limit growth potential!
  • Prune Oak, Elm, Sycamore trees

If you are unsure of what to prune and what not to prune, you’ll want to call in a professional. Pruning can limit growth potential and flowering on certain plants as well as leave your plants at a risk for insect infestation. 

DeCarlo Landscape Contractors provides pruning as one of its many services to its commercial and residential clients. Looking for some help on your property this spring? Contact us today!