Probably all people dream about a small oasis just a few feet away from their doorstep, and that is why they are looking for the best ways to make their gardens beautiful and neat. And an ideal way to achieve that is to grow healthy and lavish trees.
You can have gorgeous greenery by carefully maintaining them. A key to grow a lush garden and enhance structure is through clever cuts. This procedure involves removing dead, infected and redundant branches. Suitable pruning allows more air circulation and sunlight that are a necessity for healthy growth. That’s how you can boost new growth, balance and structural uprightness.
The best time for hedging and pruning is in June and July. But if you live in a really cold area of Australia, then wait until early August so the frost doesn’t knock back the new shoots. Look for branches that are dead – any that have dieback – need to be removed, right down to the stump level, to improve the growth and appearance of trees. Pruning at this time of year will keep the plant healthy or shaping a tree or shrub before leaves arise.
Another thing that can get you closer to a beautiful garden is proper hedge trimming. If you want to have a fresh and tidy yard, it takes a little effort, so if you don’t have time or energy you can always hire a team of professional landscapers.
Pruning Dead Wood and Leaves
The winter season is an ideal time for pruning dead woods. If the branch is fractionally dead or diseased, the best solution is to prune the entire branch. Old stalks of plants or multi-stemmed shrubs should be removed at the foundation of the plant. Diseased or dead wood is supposed to be removed from any tree at this time of the year.
Evergreen trees like boxwood and holly, often have brown and dead leaves as a result of rough winter conditions. There can also be stains on leaves, and there are different treatments that can help you remove them, and improve the aesthetics of the plant. If you haven’t done this before, maybe it would be best to contact professional landscapers to help you.
Pruning Helps New Growth
Lively and lavish trees require constant care. Regular maintenance and proper attention are crucial. In the winter, your goal should be to support new growth. Summer blooming plants should also be pruned in winter.
Good hedging and pruning help preserve the natural appearance and keep the trees healthy, so you can enjoy their beauty in spring. Discoloured leaves, infected parts of trees and dead branches need to be cut. Sometimes, their roots do not receive enough water and nutrients, so it reflects on the appearance of the tree.
Prune to Promote Structure and Form
Plants can be formed with slight hedging and pruning. Crossed branches and unwanted stems developing from the base can harm the plant, so it is of note to remove them. In case you haven’t done the pruning in time, and wait up till buds are very plump, they can be forced into bloom even in a vase indoors in spring.
There are some trees like bush clover(Lespedeza thunbergii) and lustrous abelia, with thick, multi-stemmed shrubs, that can back cut fully to the ground in the winter. This is very good for these power plants because it helps them maintain adequate height and also prevents the stems from becoming too compacted.
These tips for hedging and pruning your plants will certainly have a positive effect on them, and they will be ready for spring blossom. In case you need help, you can always count on our team of professional landscapers, and we’ll be happy to help.
Owner/operator of Artview Landscapes, Brian Baker is a talented landscape designer who has been managing, designing and building structured landscapes in Sydney for twenty five years. He has personally built or managed over 800 landscape construction projects ranging in value from $5,000 to $250,000 for residential projects and between $10,000 and one million dollars for commercial projects.