Pruning can be carried out for a number of reasons; different plants require different kinds of pruning. Some shrubs require regular pruning to increase density i.e.; Murraya paninculata requires regular tip pruning to avoid becoming “leggy”.
- Regular pruning promotes growth and thickness.
- Research on the best time to prune specific trees and shrubs or better still contact PPG via our website
- When pruning is carried out before spring, a feeding with a slow release fertiliser and a top up of mulch is recommended.
- To minimise pest & disease infestation, ensure all pruning tools are kept sharp and clean, a 50/50 mix of Dettol & water works best for secateurs and hand saws.
- If Pruning a shrub that is infested with Pests & Diseases, be sure to pick up the infected trimmings to avoid re infestation. Bag them up and put them in your general rubbish bin for council dumping.