Trim these bushes??

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Old 10-05-17, 08:48 PM
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Trim these bushes??

I don't know what they're called, but can anyone offer any advice on how to keep these shrubs under control? I didn't realize how fast they were growing until I looked at a picture from when we first purchased our home three years ago. As you can see, in the "then" picture these shrubs are at least a foot shorter than the shutters. Now they are at least a foot taller.

They grow taller plus wider as time passes. I feel if I take any height off them they will lose their cone shape and look odd.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-05-17, 09:06 PM
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Arborvitae. IMO, you should just replace them if you feel they are the wrong shape or size.
 
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So Im ok with their size right now, but looking at how much theyve grown in the past couple of years I wonder if there is anything I should be doing to keep them from getting out of control.

Now that I know their name I can do some more research. Thank you.
 
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If you like their size now keep them pruned to that size. Don't get lazy and let them go then try to bring them back down in size later.
 
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