Most property owners here in Michigan know that regularly trimming and pruning their plants is important. However, many of them are unsure of the best times of year to trim and prune their plants. You should be pruning your plants about once a year, but when you decide to prune them depends on what kind of plants you have. You can trim your plants every six weeks or whenever you notice that they could use a pick-me-up. It's best to contact a professional to trim and prune your plants so it is always done properly and at the correct times.

When should you prune your trees and shrubs?

Professional trimming shrub in warmer season in Macomb, MI.

Most trees and shrubs need to be pruned about once a year. However, when you prune them depends on what kinds of trees and shrubs they are. For example, if you have plants that flower in the spring or summer (such as azaleas or crepe myrtle), they usually need to be pruned right after they start blooming. For evergreen trees and shrubs (like holly and boxwoods), it is best to prune them in the late winter or early spring before any new growth occurs.

Heavy pruning for sick or diseased plants is typically done in the winter while they are in dormancy.

When should you trim your trees and shrubs?

When you decide to trim your trees and shrubs can be up to your own discretion; most plants usually need to be trimmed at least every 6 weeks or so, but you can trim your plants whenever you notice them looking a bit unruly and overgrown. In general, the best time of year to trim your trees and shrubs is during the late fall and winter months. This is because most kinds of trees and shrubs are dormant at this time, which means that they are less likely to attract pests and diseases while in the weakened state of being freshly trimmed. Cutting back any overgrowth consistently throughout the year is also helpful because it promotes more healthy growth during the growing seasons.

Always hire a professional to trim and prune your plants.

Professional pruning plant in garden in New Baltimore, MI.

When it comes to trimming and pruning your plants, it's always best to call in the experts. You may think that trimming and pruning seem fairly simple and hard to mess up, but it's very easy to make a mistake. If you prune your plants at the wrong time of the year or trim your plants incorrectly, you could potentially damage them or even kill them. Tree and shrub care professionals know the right time of year to prune different kinds of plants; they also know the proper trimming techniques that will keep your trees and shrubs strong, healthy, and beautifully manicured. If you think your plants need to be trimmed or pruned, do them a favor and hire professionals to do it for you.

Give us a call to sign up for our tree and shrub trimming service!

Are the trees and shrubs on your landscape looking a bit overgrown and unsightly? If so, our landscaping team at Big Lakes Lawncare is here to help. With our tree and shrub trimming service, we can trim and prune your plants throughout the year in order to keep them healthy and beautifully shaped. For the last 8 years, we have offered tree and shrub trimming as well as other high-quality services to the property owners in Macomb, Shelby, Chesterfield, and nearby areas in Michigan. If you are interested in keeping your trees and shrubs looking flawless, give us a call at (586) 200-0855 to sign up for our trimming service today!