When the days of winter seem to come to a slow close, we all look forward to the warmer days of spring. We think of the birds chirping, fragrant flowers blooming and everything in transition to become lush and green. However, one of the most common asked questions is “It’s spring so why isn’t my turf greening up?” There are a few common problems regarding warm season turf grasses and the greening up process.
Pruning in February is an important part of any good landscape maintenance program, and it’s a great way to keep your trees and shrubs “in bounds” while helping them to maintain a pleasant shape.
It’s much easier to see where pruning needs to be done during the winter (since leaves will have dropped). In addition, plants are less active during the winter months, with less fluid moving through the branches. This means that the wounds created from pruning will “bleed” less and will heal more quickly.