Why Is Pruning Important?

As an amateur gardener, you may feel pretty limited working in your yard before you develop your green thumb. If you have a plan for your dream garden, executing it may feel impossible on your own without a landscaping company to help.

Even if you aren’t an experienced landscaping professional, there are some simple landscaping services you can use to significantly improve the aesthetic quality and health of your garden.

It’s simple but effective: pruning! Here is what you need to know about the importance of pruning for your landscape.

Plant Growth

Beyond anything else, pruning is critical to the health of your landscape. Just like getting a routine trim is essential to encourage growth for your hair, pruning trims away dead excess and promotes growth for your plants. Even if you are not an expert, everyone can trim away a few inches of the dead ends on your plants, so only the strong portions remain.

As seasons shift and before winter begins, special pruning can help to maintain the health of your plants over a season that may normally be adverse to the health of your plants and shrubs. Pruning is important because it is often the only way to promote long-term health for your landscape.

Disease Management

Aside from pests and adverse weather, disease is your garden’s number one threat. Even in a typically healthy landscape, diseases, fungus, and other invasive species can infect your garden and entirely kill off your different shrubs and plants. In some cases, mold and weather-related factors can lead to disease in your garden. In these circumstances, long-term solutions like adjusting your watering techniques and learning the intricacies of your region’s climate can help to prevent disease from returning. But the quickest and most efficient way to keep disease from spreading in your garden is through pruning.

When you spot mold and rot spreading on your plants, your first order of business should be to trim it away so that it does not spread to other plants. Trimming away disease is even more important for larger plants and trees because compromised health is more consequential for a large plant. A disease-ridden tree is certainly unattractive and can result in the spread of disease to other plants, but a compromised tree is a fall risk that can put your home and your family in the way of danger. Especially when you see disease on your property’s trees, pruning should always be step one.

Aesthetic Improvement

In the best case scenario, your landscape will be lush, healthy, and free of disease. In these circumstances, pruning is still important, but for aesthetic reasons. An overgrown lawn or garden looks unruly and can detract from even the most carefully crafted curb appeal. In even more dire circumstances, an unkempt landscape can look like a neglected home, making a home break-in more likely if your home is believed to be unoccupied.

Pruning helps to maintain the look of your home and improve curb appeal without any extensive or costly services.

Contact The Parke Company Today!

Pruning may seem simple: just a set of garden-variety shears can get the job done. Even so, this simple task can be your first line of defense against disease and degradation in your garden. Taking care of your property shouldn’t be hard– make it easy with one quick call to the expert landscaping designers in Nashville, TN!

Landscaping services from a landscaping maintenance company like The Parke Company can help you protect and beautify your property without the hassle of tackling projects on your own. For residential or commercial landscape maintenance, give us a call at 615-350-6033 or contact us online today to see how The Parke Company difference can work for you!

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