Renewal Pruning

Renewal Pruning

Renewal pruning is a term that some people may not be familiar with. Plants that have been neglected for long periods of time can become too overgrown to prune. Renewal pruning gives overgrown, uncared for plants a new life. Drastically cutting back the plant’s...
Prune Overgrown Bushes in Under an Hour

Prune Overgrown Bushes in Under an Hour

There are 3 rules or steps to follow when pruning. Once, you learn these steps, you can prune your bushes properly and quickly. Following these rules removes disease and pest, opens up the framework of the plant, and promotes the healthiest growth. Make pruning cuts...
Caring for Hosta

Caring for Hosta

Hostas make a magnificent addition to any flowerbed. They have amazing foliage that ranges from light chartreuse to deep blue hues. Some hosta varieties remain small while others, like the Empress Wu variety, can get as large as 4 feet tall! Different varieties and...

Pruning: How to remove a tree limb

To some, pruning a tree limb seems easy, and almost silly that there is a right and wrong way to do it. However, I want to let you know that there is a right and wrong way, but the right way isn’t hard! Most people when removing a limb with a pruning saw only...
What are the Best Pruners

What are the Best Pruners

Personal Experience As the first installment in my low maintenance gardening series, I want to touch on pruners. In my original post, I described the importance of buying quality tools.  For the longest time, I would buy Fiskars brand from Home Depot.   The blades...