To keep your plants healthy here in Texas, they need a lot of attention and care. One way to improve their health is by pruning them, but doing it yourself can prove a bad idea. Pruning is a more invasive process that can do more harm than good if done improperly, such as performing it at the wrong time, doing too much, or removing the wrong branches. Because of this, it’s best to hire a professional to prune your plants, as they’ll know exactly what your trees and shrubs need. Keep reading to learn more about why DIY pruning is a bad idea and why you should hire professionals to do it.

Your plants should only be pruned at certain times of the year to avoid harming them.

When you prune your plants, you may choose to do it based on your schedule and when it’s most convenient for you. Pruning at the wrong time of the year can be detrimental to their health, so you could do more harm than good if you don’t time it properly. Depending on the type of plant, some need to be pruned in the late winter or early spring, while others need it while they’re actively growing. Professionals will know exactly when your trees and shrubs need to be pruned to make sure they don’t sustain any damage and reap all the benefits of the process, which is healthier, fuller growth!

You could damage your plants if you prune too much of them.

If you decide to prune your plants, you may run the risk of cutting back too much. Pruning creates open wounds on your plants, which will heal and eventually grow into healthier branches. However, pruning too much can overwhelm them, leading to improper healing. This can end up stunting their growth and leave them more susceptible to diseases. Because of this, it’s best to hire professionals, as they know the proper ways to prune and how much to remove without causing damage. That way, they can heal and grow properly so that they can continue to thrive and remain focal points on your landscape.

Professionals know which branches need to be left alone while pruning your plants.

Some branches on your plants are really important to keep them in good shape and are essential to their structural integrity. So, you don’t want to accidentally remove them and cause problems, such as redistributing the weight unevenly throughout the remaining branches and leaving them prone to breaking. Similarly, if you were to prune too many internal branches, the plant could be left exposed and leave them more susceptible to wind damage or sunscald. If you want to avoid causing these problems with your plants, it’s best to hire professionals to prune them. Professionals know which branches need to be pruned and which should be left alone. They will avoid cutting back the important branches so the structure and health of your plant stay in great shape.

Proper pruning will improve the airflow between the branches and leaves on your plant.

Call us today to schedule our trimming and pruning service!

At CLC Landscaping, we are committed to keeping your plants in tip-top shape, which is why we offer our trimming and pruning service. We perform trimming to enhance the shape and aesthetic of your plants. Meanwhile, our professionals know exactly when to prune your plants, how much they need, and what branches to keep and remove so they stay healthy and strong.

We offer our trimming and pruning service to residential properties in New Braunfels, Buda, San Marcos, and the nearby areas in Texas. Call us today at (830) 264-1732 to schedule our trimming and pruning service!