When to Prune your Plants
TOM: For healthier trees and shrubs, don’t be afraid to make the cut. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute.
TOM: Pruning encourages lush new growth and better air circulation, and clears away dead branches that can threaten structures and safety.
LESLIE: Early spring is a great time to prune summer flowering plants. They’re still dormant, and their bare limbs make it easy to see plant structure as you refine and reshape.
TOM: Check your favorite garden website for pruning guidelines, or consult with a professional arborist or landscaper for tips on pruning a specific tree or shrub.
LESLIE: The only plantings you shouldn’t pursue with pruning shears are young or newly planted trees. This year, give them a chance to put down their roots and grow up in the great outdoors. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.
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