When it comes to the health of your trees and plants, pruning is essential. However, it does happen to be one of the most misunderstood aspects of planting and tree care. A lot of people get a bit confused and think pruning is tree trimming and vice versa. While seemingly innocent, these misunderstandings could lead to unintended consequences in some situations. To help shed some light on common misconceptions in relation to pruning, we are highlighting some DIY pruning methods that could hurt your plants and trees. Read on to learn more!
Pruning at the Wrong Time or Season
Although pruning sounds pretty straightforward, there are some nuances that property owners should be fully aware of before attempting their own DIY pruning. Anybody who lacks awareness of how timing will impact pruning runs the risk of unintentionally hurting their plants and trees. While professional tree and shrub pruning professionals are all trained to know when the best to prune a specific plant or tree, many property owners do not know when the prune or hold it off until much later. For example, a few plants only benefit from pruning once a year at certain intervals. Other plants and trees will require multiple prunings a year.
Cutting Too Many Branches Might Leave Your Plants Exposed
Although it might not cause immediate damage, pruning too many branches of your plants or trees could drastically reduce their food intake. Plenty of plants compensate by growing much more foliage. They do this to help improve the photosynthesis processes. However, over-pruning could also expose the stems of your plants to too much sunlight. The exposure, coupled with a lack of any nutrition, might make your plant susceptible to illnesses that target weakened plants. One way to avoid this sort of outcome is to prune with a specific purpose in mind. For example, you could prune to improve your plant and tree’s blooms. If you do this, you are less likely to cut back on too many branches.
Not Tailoring Your Tree Pruning to the Certain Needs of Every Plant
Instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach while pruning your plants, it is best to take your time to learn about pruning. You could always hire a certified arborist from a tree service company like Harford Tree to do the job too. Give us a ring if you need assistance with any plants or trees on your property!
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