best time to prune - Knowledgebase Question

Question by ridgerunners7
March 21, 2009
when is the best time to prune white pines & oak trees? i would like my trees to get bushier as they grow tall.
also i live in ar. on top a moutain could i use lava rocks or natural stone around my roses bushes for mulch? i have a rose garden and want to keep weets out and grass down, right now i don't have to cover in winter would that change if i used 1 of theses rocks instead of mulch ? THANK

Answer from NGA
March 21, 2009


Early spring, just as new growth begins is the best time to prune your trees. They will bush out and become thicker if you prune them back a little every spring. Lava rocks and natural stones will help suppress weeds and they are fine to use around your plants. Best wishes with your garden!

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