Tree, Shrub and Bush Pruning, Trimming and Planting
Albuquerque springtime means it’s time to trim, prune and cull out your property’s shrubs, trees, and bushes. Make this a successful task by approaching it systematically. Each tree and plant on your property needs your undivided attention when trimming and pruning them. Be sure to follow best practices when completing this task so the trees and plants come away afterwards healthier and ready to grow when springtime arrives. Featured here is a guide to complete your property’s tree, shrub and bush trimming and pruning successfully.
Timing is everything,
so be sure to prune dead branches and trim unwanted branches once new spring
growth has started. Be sure to cut away leftover dead leaves and foliage from
last year. Roses should be pruned just prior to when they bud. Do not prune
trees and shrubs that bloom during the end of winter. When temperatures start
warming, these plants start having flower buds. However, there are several
types of spring shrubs that can be pruned in later winter and early spring
including dogwood, weigela, forsythia and azaleas.
Fruit Tree Pruning
The most logical time to you fruit trees is at the end of winter or at the beginning of spring. Be sure to prune well prior to buds coming out. If you do not prune early has suggested and you prune later in the spring, it may cause undue stress to the tree which could result in little or no crop coming in. Take the time to rake up and bag the clippings created from pruning. The last thing you want to do is wreck your mower or cause havoc on your lawn due to your fruit tree clippings.
Disconnect Relaxed Wires and Dig Out the Stakes Connected to Last Fall’s Tree Planting
Permitting trees to move back and forth due to wind and springtime breezes will help plants become stronger and hardier. Cull out branches from trees with a patter of leaf issues. Pruning out excess branches will help air move around your trees more freely and improve the sunshine trees receive. These two positive outcomes will lower the chance of tree diseases decimating or affecting your trees. Take off remaining burlap wraps and tree guards from newer trees planted last fall. Doing this will eliminate the chances of water retention under the wrap and in turn stop tree bark rot and lower chances of diseases infecting the trees.