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What are the benefits of pruning? (Nov 2023)

Like a regular haircut, pruning is necessary for garden health.  It promotes growth, shape, and supports sunlight and air circulation throughout plants.  Mind the 3D rule when pruning – if a branch is dead, diseased, or damaged, it can be pruned anytime; however, never prune off more than 1/3 of the plant.

Pruning should be an ongoing part of your garden maintenance.  And don’t be timid.  Plants are resilient - like a bad haircut, it will grow out for you to try again.


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