|What a weird and crazy season we witnessed this year!
We saw record amounts of rainfall this year and it caused a slew of issues with weed growth, water-borne diseases, and other pests in the landscape. We are hopeful though that this precipitation rolls over into the winter for some fluffy white snow! :p
It seems that the cold weather made a sudden appearance this month and it reminded us to REMIND YOU that the colder months ARE GREAT TIMES for PRUNING.
WHY you ask?
Pruning of plants/tree during the colder months:
a) Prevents potentially dangerous branches from breaking during snow/ice accumulations during the winter. This could cause damage to your home, yard, or people/pets.
b) A clean cut branch is not as exposed to the elements and to diseases than one that might have split during a winter storm
c) Most tree/shrub diseases are found during high heat/humidity conditions
d) Trees/shrubs heal their wounds from cuts much quicker during colder temps, limiting exposure to diseases
Along with shrub and small tree pruning BAM’S Landscaping also highly recommends mulching beds prior to the winter months to further insulate the flower beds. This protects the beds from temperature fluctuations, helps build organic rich soil, and suppress Spring weeds from emerging.