Many homeowners in Leo-Cedarville welcome spring by getting out in the yard and working on improving their landscape. As long as you are going to invest the time to work on your trees and shrubs, or plant new trees or shrubs, you should take the time to do things right. The extra effort will result in healthier, safer, and more beautiful trees and shrubs.
Trimming Winter-Damaged Trees And Shrubs
Early spring is a good time to take a close look at your trees and shrubs. Before the leaves come out it is easy to see branches broken from high winds, heavy snow, or ice. If the broken tree branches are too high in a tree, or require the use of a chainsaw from a ladder, it's probably better to call a local tree service than to try to do the tree trimming yourself.
Most overgrown shrubs can be shaped up in the early spring, but avoid pruning spring-flowering shrubs. Pruning spring-flowering shrubs before they flower will result in the removal of many of the flower buds. Shrubs that flower in the late summer, like Potentilla, can be pruned in the spring. Early spring is a good time to remove older canes from mature shrubs. This will allow new sprouts to grow up from the shrub roots or lower trunk.