Re: When to Trim Bushes?

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Posted by Newt on October 06, 2002 at 23:23:06:

In Reply to: When to Trim Bushes? posted by Ben Breyfogle on October 02, 2002 at 23:31:43:

: What time a year is it best to Trim your bushes? I live in Nebraska. Is it ok to do it in October before snow?

Hi Ben,

No, do not prune now unless you are removing dead wood. The best time to prune depends on the shrub. The general rule is to prune spring blooming shrubs after bloom, otherwise you will cut off next seasons blooms. Prune fall and late summer bloomers in late winter or early spring. That would be end of February or March where you are.

Here's a site that gives info on when to prune as well a few sites on how to prune.

Hope this helps.

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