Why Only Professionals Should Be Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs

Why Only Professionals Should Be Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs

Having trees, shrubs, and hedges around your property is an excellent way to bring beauty to your landscape. Let our professional landscapers keep them in great shape for you!

Having trees, shrubs, and hedges around your property is an excellent way to bring beauty to your landscape. However, the moment you let your trees and shrubs get overgrown, it can start to detract from your landscape aesthetic. While you may be tempted to grab the pruning shears yourself to tidy up the leaves and branches, you really should hire a professional landscaper to do it instead. If left to a DIY task, you could potentially be doing more harm to your beloved trees and shrubs than good. The following are a few reasons why you should only trust a professional to prune your trees and shrubs.

Balancing an Art and Science

An amateur trimming the trees and shrubs may cut away at the branches indiscriminately. This would be the wrong way to go about pruning these plants. In reality, pruning trees and shrubs requires a balance of art and science, in a sense. Professional landscapers have an eye for knowing where to cut and how much to trim to achieve the desired shape or size. But cutting for a form is not the only point of pruning. Professionals also know how and when to cut the branches of your trees and shrubs to encourage or discourage growth over time. After all, pruning trees is just as much about keeping them healthy as it is to control overgrown branches.

Pros Have The Right Tools

The pros come prepared with a whole arsenal of pruning shears and saws to get the job done. A different tool may be required to trim branches up high or even out a hedge. Why should you go through the trouble of buying all the tools when a professional will come to your property with everything they need? Pruning trees and shrubs could also require multiples of a tool or at least proper cleaning on the job. For example, when trimming away dead and diseased branches, it’s important not to reuse the same blades on another area or plant to spread the disease.

Experts Do It Right The First Time

Trees and shrubs are a prominent part of your landscape, so you need them to look great around the clock. If an amateur were to prune the trees, one wrong move could leave your plant looking lopsided and uneven for several weeks, even months! Don’t risk it. Hire a professional landscaper and gardener to tidy up the trees, shrubs, and hedges around your property.


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