It’s Pruning Time

Gardeners, sharpen your clippers! In the Valley, early February is an excellent time to prune nearly all woody shrubs and trees. Ideally, pruning is done immediately prior to the onset of a plantR...

How to Prune Hibiscus Without an Elephant

Q: Can you tell us how to prune hibiscus and similar plants to make them grow bushy and beautiful? Is this the best time of year to do this? – Jay Grey, Northridge A: Hibiscus is a tropical pla...

Be Careful When It Come to Tree Trimming

I had my trees trimmed last year, and they already look like they need to be trimmed again. I cannot really afford to trim again this year, but I am afraid if I don’t, the new shoots, which hav...

Pruning Trees is Like Paying Taxes

Pruning trees is a lot like paying taxes. It’s an annual chore that you would really rather avoid. Even the thought of it may cause anxiety. You could do it yourself and save some money, but it...

Why prune shrubs anyway?

To prune or not to prune, that is the question. Especially now, as cool weather sets in, people want to know if this is the right time to prune their plants. Fertilizing, watering and weeding are sud...