Pruning, Hedge Trimming & Seasonal Tree Services
Property owners need to prune and trim their shrubs, hedges and trees for a variety of reasons:
- To make plants more eye appealing or beautiful,
- To correct potential growth problems,
- To keep plants lush,healthy and strong,
- To encourage more blossoms and flowers,
- Or just to control the plant’s size and shape.
Pruning is an ancient horticultural practice that basically alters the shape and growth pattern of a plant or shrub. Most plants (including trees) can benefit from selective pruning or trimming.
The secret to successful pruning is expertise and know-how: Always prune with a purpose, know what on the plant needs to be pruned, and what is the best time of year to do it.
Every tree and shrub is different and so requires different levels of care. It takes experience to understand that some plants are best trimmed in the early spring, while others do well in late fall. Some plants allow for aggressive pruning & others only withstand light trimming of new growth.
So the purpose behind pruning and trimming is to produce strong, healthy and visually attractive plants that will compliment and enhance your property.
Not to mention pruning helps build a strong network of branches that are evenly spaced and can give a tree or tall shrub the balance and strength it needs to resist the sometimes brutal forces of nature — which is especially important here in the windy and icy mountains of Western North Carolina.
This where a trained landscape professional such as one of the experts from Mountain View Landscaping & Design can help.
We know from years of experience and education that pruning and trimming at JUST the right time can act a form of preventive maintenance to protect to your plants, trees and shrubs from certain diseases and weaknesses.
On the other hand, pruning or hedge trimming at the WRONG time can injure a plant, leaving it open to diseases, insect infestations, and storm, wind or ice load damage.
Getting an annual pruning and trim from trained professional can not only improve the beauty and health of your landscape plants but also prevent costly wind or storm damage by removing weak or dead tree branches and keeping your shrubs and hedges healthy and lush as long as possible.