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Your Guide to Pruning

Pruning is an essential part in taking care of your garden and vegetation. It is a process that enables healthy growing and therefore it helps to keep your plants and your garden in the best condition it can possibly be. Regardless of whether you are pruning trees or plants, this encourages healthy growth and allows your garden to thrive. 

While this is such an important element of caring for your garden and staying on top of things, we thought we would give you some advice on what pruning actually is and what it involves, along with the positive impact this will have on your garden as a result. 


Firstly, what is pruning?

Pruning is basically the process of cutting down any dead, overgrown or unhealthy parts of trees, plants, hedges and shrubbery. This ensures that they are kept consistently healthy and that they are able to continue growing naturally and in great condition. Sometimes, you can have dead or diseased roots or parts within plants that are potentially harmful to the plant itself and will hinder growth or even cause the plant to die. The purpose of pruning is to stop this from happening by removing the damaged or diseased part of the plant. Furthermore, this lowers the risk of potential damage to the plant long term. 


Enabling healthy growth

As with everything, your plants and trees need maintenance. Without this regular upkeep they are at risk of dying or becoming infected or damaged. Pruning is done to maintain the health and condition of the plant or tree in question so that it can grow rather than it being restricted by dead roots or diseases. Furthermore, getting rid of these dead or diseased roots prevents it from spreading as well as potentially damaging other plants or trees around it.


Exposure to nutrients

During pruning, you remove the bad parts of the plant or tree. Therefore, once you have done this you open it up so that it is more exposed to light and oxygen. This is essential for healthy growth and without it, your plant or tree will not thrive as it should. With sunlight and oxygen being such a key factor for growth, you should prune your plants and trees in order to increase the exposure and amplify the nutrients that it gets. 


Keeping on top of pruning

As pruning is a type of maintenance for your plants, hedges and trees, it is something that you must keep on top of. Regular pruning will keep your garden as healthy as it can possibly be. However, you can act on when you feel any plant needs some attention or if something is getting a bit too overgrown. 

You have to keep on top of pruning in order for it to work. Removing the dead roots or diseased areas every now and then will prevent the spread and allow your plant to continue growing without damage. 


How to prune your plants, hedges and trees properly.

Pruning doesn’t necessarily have to be difficult, and it is certainly something you could do by yourself along with the advice of professionals. Generally for pruning you will require some hand pruners or shears. Having the right tools and equipment is important in order to do the job properly. 

You should use these to cut off any dead or damaged areas of your plant, tree or hedge. Usually you can tell this just from looking at it, and you can then dispose of the part that is preventing the plant from growing as it should.

When it comes to pruning, every individual plant, tree or hedge requires a different technique or approach. Therefore, before you attempt pruning you should do your research or consult a professional to ensure that you are doing it properly and in the right way. 

If you would like to know more or are looking for some advice on pruning, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.