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Pruning tips for Shrubs, Trees and Plants

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself thinking… “I know I’ve got to get this yard trimmed and under control – but when is the best time (for the plant) to do it?”

Below are a few tips I pulled from Good Housekeeping on how to get your yard in tip-top shape!

Early Spring:

  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Semiwood Perennials
  • Broad-leaved evergreens
  • Summer-Flowering Trees, Shrubs Vines, Hydrangea and Roses

Spring/Early Summer:

  • Evergreen Shrubs
  • Spring-flowering Shrubs


  • Flowering Perennials and annuals


  • Deciduous and evergreen trees, crab apples and other pest-prone plants.

Click here for a link to the article on pruning guidelines.  These tips will help to get your yard looking good.  Keeping your yard clear of debris is a great way to keep your yard from becoming a host site for pests.   To keep it pest free all summer call Mosquito Squad. Say Good Riddance to Mosquitoes!