Pruning Overgrown Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Westfield, MA
Question by nmdstjs
September 11, 1999
My Wife and I recently moved into a house that is surrounded by overgrown shrubs. I was wondering when and how much of the shrub I should cut without damaging the shrub?


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Answer from NGA
September 11, 1999

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The answer to your question really depends on what kinds of shrubs they are because the timing and amount you can take off vary as will the technique for cutting it back. You might want to look at a book or two about basic pruning for ornamental plants such as one in the Ortho Series, or take a look at the information at the following website http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/H... which provides good instructions and diagrams. Good lcuk with your project!

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