trimming mums and holly

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mid Rivers, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
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    Is it to late in the season to trimm mums or holly? Thanks
     
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mums are dormant at this point, they can be cut down to the ground for the winter. Hollys can be pruned now also, pruning now will push growth right below the cuts in the spring.
     
  3. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
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    Evan528 wrote
    "pruning now will push growth right below the cuts in the spring."

    What are you saying? Sorry I don't understand.
     
  4. lost mountain

    lost mountain LawnSite Member
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    I believe he was saying that prunning the Hollies will encourage inner growth - below the branching where you pruned (the cuts) - once they start growing again in Spring. I wouldn't do any heavy (renewal) pruning until March in the case of something that needs to be cut way back.
     
  5. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
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    Where I live you prune holly in the spring and right now it's berries....:)
     

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