When it comes to maintaining your lawn, trimming and pruning should be high on the list. In combination, these tasks are vital towards the health and growth of your plants as well as their aesthetic appeal. How often you trim or prune will be determined by the specific plant variety as well as the unique environment that the plant is in. While trimming and pruning may seem like the same thing, they have distinctive purposes that is important to understand.
Trimming is a process that is focused on maintaining a desired shape of a plant. This typically involves trimming a hedge, tree or bush in a way that is desirable to the homeowner and to give the overall landscape a neat and tidy appearance. Trimming is a key influence in the curb appeal of your property.
Pruning, on the other hand, is a similar process but with the health of the plant as the main goal. At the correct time, pruning promotes new growth on plants and ensures the leaves are received adequate amounts of sunlight. Pruning also involves removing dead branches that could be impeding healthy growth. Unlike trimming, pruning is a task that is best left up to a professional who understand the unique needs and growth patterns of the plant.
Need help with trimming and pruning in your yard this season? Contact Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping. We understand the importance of maintaining the appearance of your plants while also fostering sustainable growth throughout the year.