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Shrub Trimming

 About Shrub Trimming

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     Shrub trimming is important for the health of your shrubs

and the overall appearance of you property. Beyond simply

maintaining a neat appearance, shrub trimming can actually

prolong the years that a shrub remains practical before it

outgrows its location.

Benefits of Shrub Trimming

      Shearing the shrub with a hedge trimmer actually causes

the shrub’s buds to branch out, creating five or more branches

where only one previously existed, due to a biological

phenomenon  known as apical dominance, This causes the shrub

to grow much thicker and fuller. Even if shrubs have not

yet reached their ideal size, they should still be trimmed 1-2 times per

year at the minimum to prevent them from growing sparse and spindly.

Method of Trimming

  Most shrubs are trimmed with a gasoline-powered hedge trimmer. This 

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provides consistent, uniform results. However, a few types of
shrubs need hand trimming with hand clippers. When shrubs are hand pruned, the cuts are made several inches into the shrub, which hides any cut marks that might otherwise be apparent. Hand-pruning allows shrubs to maintain their natural texture while controlling their overall size, and preserves the shrub's overall health by removing weaker branches. Paul's Landscaping can trim anything from yew shrubs to intricate topiary. 


Why Hire Paul's Landscaping?


Shrub trimming is one of those jobs that benefits from the skill of a Webster, NY landscaper such as Paul's Landscaping of NY, LLC. If shrubs are incorrectly trimmed, they can be irreversibly harmed to the point that they require shrub removal. Removing too much growth by cutting into the "dead zone" can lead to irreversible bare patches, while removing too little growth looks unsightly and minimizes the beneficial effects of trimming. Good shrubs are an investment that deserves protection. Therefore, an experienced, licensed and insured local professional is recommended. Call Paul’s Landscaping at (585)-775-6941 today or fill out the Request an Estimate form.