Time to Cutback Shrubs

A YouTube viewer from the state of Indiana recently asked if this was a good time to cutback Burning Bushes that are overtaking his house.
YES! Early spring is the best time of year for major cutbacks, since it allows ample growing time for the shrub to put on new growth and “recover.”
While early Spring is a great time to do this type of pruning work, keep in mind that it will remove blossoms from Spring blooming trees and shrubs.
Here’s a popular video of a hedge we “downsized” eight years ago…
Think Spring!
Bob

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