Prune Your Hedge.

Via Meghan Currie
on Feb 17, 2012
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Hedges should be pruned as needed using selective pruning methods

Esthetically pleasing hedges can add value to your property, provide privacy or wind protection, and host birds and other beneficial garden insects.

Treat your hedges as part of your overall landscape design with careful planning and maintenance techniques.

Depending upon the age of your hedge and the purpose for pruning, (width, thickness, height or all three) determine your goal and think past what the hedge may hide before hacking away with trimmers.

Why is pruning so important?

Promotes growth.

Pruning is essential for the good foliage and the overall health of your plants.
Pruning removes any dead branches, leaves and flowers. Plants will grow stronger and look better when all the dead stuff is removed. Pruning can help stimulate more budding and flower growth in plants.

A well pruned plant can get down to the business of growing and producing without the drain of dead foliage.

I love this lady, she really knows about pruning.

You create a space for nature to do her thing, and then you let her do it

lovelovelove all bushes everywhere.


About Meghan Currie

I love handstands, motorcycles, smells, safety pins, bicycles, music, moss, languages, books, trees, beets, mud, dancing, diagrams, sewing, teaching, surprises, shaking, yard sales, anatomy, India, instruments, sleeping outside, wisdom, nonsense, sprouts, spoons, seeds, cats, insects, fears, rocks, giving, essential oils, foods that vibrate, photos, Ocean, laughing, naps, spinach, crying, sewing machine parts, singing, Love, wrinkles, long walks, good talks, all creatures, trees, apples, raspberries, learning, breathing....being...


10 Responses to “Prune Your Hedge.”

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  4. I do this all the time! I actually barter with my hairdresser and she is awesome…but I get antsy and forget to make an appointment & cut it myself. (With mixed results-haha!) btw–it's totally working out for you…gorgeous!

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  8. Lauren says:

    I cut my hair like this too!! It drive my mama, who is a hairdresser, absolutely crazy!! Thanks for this Meghan. Your posts, videos, photos always make me smile.

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