When Should Shrubs Be Cut Back? 

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When should shrubs be cut back?

Maybe you have been wondering when you should cut your shrubs back. The reality is that shrubs that are noted for blooming in the spring season should be trimmed during the period of early winter. Thus, we mention here some shrubs that bloom in spring that you should consider trimming in the early part of the winter season. They are:

  • mockorange
  • forsythia
  • deutzia
  • lilac
  • vibranium
  • azaleas
  • flowering quince
  • rambling roses

If you have shrubs that tend to bloom during the summer season, then the ideal time to prune those shrubs is during the spring season. Therefore, the shrubs that you should trim in the spring season are:

  • roses of Sharon
  • Anthony Waterer spirea
  • glossy abelia
  • sweetshrub
  • butterfly bush
  • Japanese spirea
  • Floribunda roses
  • tea olive
  • as well as the majority of shrub roses

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MasterScapes is a professional landscaping company that is able to make your property look terrific. We are professional and highly experienced when it comes to moving lawns, raking up leaves, shrub trimming, tree trimming, weed control, and seeding lawns. We can provide advice on what would make your lawn and property look beautiful in regard to various types of shrubs, flowers, plants, and trees. We have many years of experience and provide all of our services with meticulous care, which is the reason why many people trust us with their lawn care and landscaping needs in Fort Worth.

Common Tools Used to Trim Shrubs

You need to ensure the proper trimming of your shrubs if you happen to notice that there are some parts on the shrubs that are diseased, damaged, or dead. Also, you may want to do a trim in the spring or winter if the shrubs have grown overly large, look unkempt and you want to make them shaped more nicely. Thus, the tools that you will need for this task include:

  • bypass pruning shears
  • a pruning saw
  • loppers.

It is important to make sure that the blades of your tools are sharp. You may opt to sharpen the blades of your tools yourself or you can have them professionally sharpened. In addition, you need to clean the blades between the trimming of each shrub. To do this, you should apply some rubbing alcohol for the sake of cleaning the tools. Also, you can use a solution of bleach that is diluted for cleaning the blades of your tools.


Choose MasterScapes Lawn Care and Landscaping

Your shrubs should be trimmed in the early part of winter or in the spring, depending on when they bloom. Maybe the situation is that you are too busy to do this task yourself. Or if you have never done the shrub trimming yourself before, you may sense that it seems like an overwhelming task. You do not have to do the shrub trimming on your own. We here at MasterScapes are the real landscaping professionals. We are pleased to be the one-stop business for all of your landscaping needs. We will do all the work for you so that there is nothing left that you have to do. The end result will be that your shrubs will be well-trimmed and will look amazing. Contact us today for your shrub trimming and other landscaping needs.

MasterScapes Lawn Care and Landscaping


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