To Promote Plant Health
Removing dead or dying branches is essential as they may have been injured by disease or a severe insect infestation which you do not want to spread. Branches may also be damaged by animals, storms or human interaction.
To Improve Plant Appearance
Trimming is necessary to encourage flower and fruit development, as well as if you want a plant to take a specific form or shape. Typically you want to avoid unnatural forms or shapes though; for instance, avoid trimming shrubs into tight geometric forms, as this can inhibit flowering. When plants are properly trimmed it is difficult to tell they have been trimmed at all.
To Protect People And Property
Dead branches and hazardous trees should be removed by a landscaping company as they can be a hazard to the safety of your family and visitors. Narrow-angled branches which overhang homes, other buildings or sidewalks should be removed as well, because they could injure people or property if they fall.
Branches or shrubs which obscure street, traffic or other lights as well as encroach upon telephone or other wires should be eliminated. Do not attempt to trim these types of branches on your own, as electrical and utility wires and be dangerous. Contact utility companies or your municipality’s maintenance department for advice.
Plants which obscure vision for drivers should be removed, as well as any shrubs or branches which block entrances to your home or buildings.
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Spring is always just around the corner, so it’s never too early to start planning your landscape maintenance options. Contact Stockinger LawnScape Solutions anytime, and we’ll find a solution that fits you.