Trimming Shrubs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danp, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. danp

    danp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    For those of you in the Northesat, do you think it is to soon to trim evergreen shrubs?
  2. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    april 7 is when i start.i like waiting till the first week of may but i'll be jamming with lawn stuff at that time
  3. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    Early spring is the best time to do any drop crotch pruning on shrubs such as; rhodi's, azaleas, taxus, etc.
  4. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    Don't trim your azaleas untill after they bloom. About 80% of blooms grow on new wood from previous season. Trim after they bloom and next year you'll have tons of color.
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Now is a good time, just have to wait for the snow to melt.
  6. Acorn

    Acorn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    From what I understand, you can prune evergreens just about any time
  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    With the way this winter is refusing to die be careful when you trim. We just go some snow over the weekend and it will be 75 by Wednesday. What is going on?

  8. Acorn

    Acorn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Is there a problem pruning evergreens in the winter? I can't see what that wuold be. The shrub is dormant and I would think that it would less of a shock. Don't know for sure...I could be just talking out of mt butt

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