Garden Pruning Checklist for Proper Plant Care


Proper pruning is essential for maintaining a healthy and beautiful garden. This checklist outlines the key steps to follow when pruning your plants. Start by checking for dead or diseased branches and removing them to prevent the spread of disease. Next, prune back any overgrown or crossing branches to encourage healthy growth. Trim back any branches that are touching or too close to structures or other plants to prevent damage. Remove any suckers or water sprouts to maintain the plant's shape. Cut back any damaged or broken stems to promote healing. Thin out any overcrowded areas to improve air circulation and prevent disease. Finally, shape the plant to maintain its natural form and clean and sharpen your pruning tools after use to ensure they are ready for the next pruning session.