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Too late for pruning in fall, best to wait until winter?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by BSDeality, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    I didn't get to much pruning early this fall and now we're having cool temps and light frosts. I suspect pruning now would create too much soft wood and be very easily damaged by sporatic frosts that we will get in the next few weeks. I plan on holding out until mid-late winter to prune now, does this sound reasonable?
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Just what are ya prunning Matt? The only thing I have ever prunned in the winter are a couple of apple orchards after they have dropped their fruit and definately before they bud out again in the Spring.
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    ornamental shrubs, both decidious and evergreen. I haven't crossed paths with too many fruiting trees (that people actually want to maintain)
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    too late IMO..that is summer work
     
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    No its not to late, its a good time the warmer day temps will help heal the cuts and you won't go into new growth right away
     

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