The hotline has received several requests for information concerning pruning in the last few weeks. Following are guidelines as to when and how much to prune:
As the weather cools in the fall, many of us emerge from the air-conditioning and begin looking around the landscape again. One thing we may see is some plants grew a lot over the summer and have gotten somewhat out of bounds. There is often a strong temptation to get out the pruning saw and start fighting back the jungle.
In gardening, timing is everything. Knowing when and when not to perform tasks is important.