Pruning makes the difference between a tree or shrub that grows wild, and
one that appears well-kept and thus, healthy. What exactly is pruning?
This is the practice of improving the aesthetics, health, and appearance
of a plant through trimming, maintaining, and altering the growth of a plant.
Think about those wild gardens, unkempt, and growing wherever their leaves
and branches may fall. While this type of garden may be someone’s
cup of tea, this certainly does little to the health or appearance of
your trees and shrubs. If you are a homeowner, Perm-O-Green understands
your need to keep the overall aesthetic of your home looking top-notch.
Having an overgrown or poorly maintained lawn, or sparse, limp trees can
really take away from your home’s appeal.
Not to mention, poorly maintained trees and shrubs are more susceptible
to pests and insects. Regularly pruning actually aids in the growth of
the trees, allowing them to grow more fully, with thick, bountiful branches.
Here are six more reasons why pruning is good and necessary optimum tree
and shrub health:
Dead branches hinder the growth of healthy branches.
Our professional team of Fort Worth lawn care experts has seen this time
and time again. A tree whose branches are beginning to droop or is beginning
to look sickly may still have its dead branches attached, which take up
space and resources.. Pruning these otherwise used to make the roots stronger
and encourages newer branches to grow.
Prevention and treatment of disease.
Pruning can remove any portions that have disease, fungi, and other types
of decay, stopping it from spreading to healthier branches. Removing these
branches can also expose the others to more sunlight and air circulation,
which also helps to reduce the incidence of disease.
Pruning encourages fruit production.
If you have fruit trees, removing the dead and rotted limbs encourages
the fruit to grow more plentifully because it is less vulnerable to disease.
Pruning also helps spurs to grow, which is can promote the growth of fruit
the following year.
Dead branches and overgrowth pose a huge risk.
These can fall off easily or blow away during heavy storm or windy weather.
Some branches can hang over your home or your backyard, where your children
play, or grow over power lines can be some of the most dangerous.
Pruning allows you to better see your surroundings.
This is especially beneficial if you live by a lake, the mountains, a gorgeous
sunlit horizon—anywhere where there is a view! Pruning is also done
for aesthetic appeal, and you can trim your trees into a shape that is
pleasing to you, as well as one that compliments the environment.
Want other great tips? Feel free to contact our lawn care team at Perm-O-Green!
We are eager to help you look after your lawn, trees, and shrubs in the
best way possible, such as the application of winter dormant oil and pest control.
When you are ready, give us a call to get a
free estimate! (800) 903-1460