Flowering Trees Bring Beauty To Landscaping

Westchester County Landscapers Prune to Perfection

flowering tree bloming whitePruning is a vital part of garden care for all trees, especially our stunning flowering trees. However, unlike other trees and shrubs, flowering trees bloom in different ways and at different times. These lovely garden additions need the special care only a professional can provide. Landwork Contractors can give your flowering trees the personal care they need all year long.

Pruning Precision

Improper pruning can lead to decay or damage for your flowering trees. Pruning is both a science and an art form. Professional lawn care specialists will know exactly where and how to prune a flowering tree. Landwork Contractors experienced Landscape Maintenance Crew can prune your flowering trees to keep your flowering tree healthy by:

  • Removing dead or diseased branches and limbs. Dead limbs encourage insect populations and disease, which can ruin your tree.
  • Removing water sprouts. Those quick growing upward limbs that appear suddenly are called water sprouts. These limbs can weigh down trees and cause overcrowding which will decrease air and sunlight supplies to your tree.
  • Removing Suckers. Suckers are similar to water sprouts except that they grow near the bottom of a tree and grow downward. They generally suck the nutrients from a tree the same way water sprouts do.
  • Stimulating Future Growth. When you cut back dead, diseased or overcrowded branches, you create room for more sunlight and air to reach the plant. You also create better opportunities for healthy growth.
  • Shaping and Forming Trees- Trees grow in every direction. Proper pruning can shape a tree into a form that can be beautiful and healthy.
  • Cutting back Crossed Branches- Sometimes the growth can be overwhelming, especially when branches cross each other. Crossed branches can cause bare bark or weigh down a tree. It’s important to cut crossed branches before they overtake the tree.

Different Trees Have Different Needs

When it comes to pruning your flowering trees there isn’t a single method that fits all these trees. Different trees bloom at different times so their pruning needs will be different.

smal flowering treeSpring Flowering Trees– Trees that bloom in the spring grow new buds in the fall on wood that comes from the previous season. If you prune these too early, you will prune away future budding and also cut down on your spring blooms. These trees need to be pruned in late spring, just after they have finished blooming.  Trees that often bloom in the spring include:

  • Dogwood
  • Vibernum
  • Lilac
  • Rhododendrons
  • Crabapple
  • Flowering Cherry Trees
  • Hydrangea

flowering trees in a lineSummer Flowering Trees– Unlike spring flowering trees, summer blooming trees create buds on new wood from the season. These trees will need to be pruned in very late winter or early spring while they are still dormant. Pruning will need to be done either during their dormancy or right before they bloom. It will also help to prune during this time because the main structure of the tree is more visible during late winter and early spring. Trees that flower in summer include:

  • Buddleia or Butterfly Bush
  • Spirea
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Bradford Pear

umbrella looking flowering treeBooming Blossoms

It takes a lot of work, time and knowledge to care for flowering trees. Landwork Contractors has the right tools and a great team of experts that will keep your blooms booming all season long. Call us today at 914-479-2537 to get your flowering tree pruning started right. Or make an appointment online while you plan for your spring garden.

Flowering Trees Bring Beauty To Landscaping was last modified: March 11th, 2016 by Landwork Contractors