Garden Maintenance

Hollies Too Big? Connecticut Landscape Experiment

All too often, landscapers and homeowners rely on hedge trimmers to maintain plant size and height.  The problem with this approach is a very dense, unnatural looking shrub where all the foliage is only at the outer most edges of the plant.  A plant that is so dense is a perfect environment for diseases and …

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Pruning Viburnum’s Naturally. Heading Back vs. Trimming.

Nothing drives me more crazy than when I see landscape companies trimming trees and shrubs with hedge trimmers.  Yes, Boxwoods have been trimmed for hundreds of years with hedge trimmers.  Although it isn’t the most healthy practice for the plant, it is accepted.  As I drive around Fairfield and Litchfield County, I see landscapers trimming …

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