When can I start trimming?

Old 04-03-06, 08:15 PM
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When can I start trimming?

My garden is always a mess every year because everything is so over crowded and tangled up it's like a forrest.

So I want to do some trimming this year. Is it too early to do any of that stuff? The temp here has been hovering above 9 degree celcius during the day and around 4 degree during night time.

I want to start work next week.
Old 04-04-06, 08:17 AM
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Depends on what you want to trim and where you're located. If you trim things like rhodies, azaleas or forsythia now, you will be cutting off this spring's blooms.
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As indicated, it is important to identify plants and determine the recommended time of year to prune. Pruning may help with overcrowding as will transplanting or removing certain plants to provide order to the garden. Too often gardeners overplant because they fail to take into consideration the size of plants at maturity. Overgrown gardens result in competition of sunlight, nutrition, and moisture.

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