Who was expecting snow in Tucson in February? It’s an unusual event that you just don’t see every day. But, viagra buy with that cold weather we are seeing a lot of frost damage to plants. And, everyone is wondering what to do about all the brown sticks in their yards that used to be plants and when can something be done about them?
After the last freeze is always the best time to prune back your frost damaged and overgrown plants. This is usually done in March. You want to look at your shrubs and plants to see how much frost damage they have and if they need some pruning. This year the answer will be yes to most plants because of the amount of frost damage we saw. And, shrubs that have become woody or overgrown are also good candidates for being “hard” pruned back. You might wonder what is hard pruning. Hard pruning involves severely pruning back shrubs to approximately 6-inches above ground level. Below is a photo of a shrub that has been hard-pruned.
Although the appearance of a plant that has been hard pruned is not attractive, within a few months the plant will usually be healthier and have a much nicer appearance than it did before it was pruned. Hard pruning is also a way to keep shrubs manageable without constant shearing. With a little time, there will be a marked improvement in the appearance of the plants that have been hard pruned.
Contact us at (520) 370-5697 if we can answer any of your landscaping questions or help you with a spring cleanup or other landscape project.