Asked by: Abdelbasset Velahome and garden landscaping
Can you trim shrubs in the summer?
Last Updated: 1st February, 2020
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Simply so, is it OK to trim bushes in hot weather?
Summer blooming hedges and hedges that do not bloom are pruned in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. If you missed these windows or if some branches just need to go, the hedges can be trimmed in the heat. Trim diseased, broken and weak branches anytime of the year, including during hot weather.
Secondly, how do you trim overgrown shrubs?
- Use sharp pruners.
- Avoid pruning in summer heat or in late fall.
- Always remove branches that cross or are damaged or diseased.
- Take breaks and examine your work from all sides to make sure you are working evenly and creating a pleasing shape.
In this way, when can I trim my bushes?
The best time to rejuvenate large, overgrown shrubs is late winter or early spring (March or early April). Heavy pruning in late winter or early spring will reduce or eliminate the flower display for 2 or 3 years. However, rejuvenation pruning will restore the health of the shrubs.
How do you trim shrubs?
- Examine your shrub for blooms to determine when you should trim it.
- Lay a tarp around the shrub you trim.
- Use 2 stakes as a guide while you level the shrub.
- Use your shears or a hedge trimmer to cut along the top.
- Keep the top narrower than the base.