October is a great time to do some important end-of-season work in your landscape, and one of the most important tasks is pruning. Pruning isn’t rocket science – in fact, it’s a commonsense way to make sure your trees and shrubs stay healthy and look good though the fall and winter. Then when spring arrives, they’ll be ready to perform at peak readiness as warmer weather begins.
It’s just a matter of knowing when to prune, on which shrubs, at what time.
As the video states, we don’t recommend that you use your lawn mower as a pruning device, but it could be done? Be prepared to laugh!
The University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Service has published great information on pruning trees, shrubs and groundcovers for Tennessee landscapes. Clink the link below and be patient as it is a larger file, BUT great information.