As Spring Blooming Winds Down, It’s Time to Prune Your Shrubs & Hedges
If you’re like most people, you have flowering blossoms flowing throughout your Jamison landscape for the entire growing season. However, your spring-blooming shrubs will slowly end by June 30th.
By now, your forsythia is filled with green leaves, lilac blossoms are fading, and early spring roses need to be cleaned up.
If you want professional pruning and shearing (two different ways to trim shrubs), then you need us at Jamison Lawn Care.
What Are Pruning and Shearing?
Pruning and shearing aren’t the same things. When you prune, you selectively remove branches to retain the shrub or tree’s natural shape while removing unproductive branches. You use pruning tools, such as
- Pole saws
- Tree pruners
- Pruning saws
- Hand pruners.
At Jamison Lawn Care, we’ll only cut off the four D’s + one S when we prune flowering shrubs:
- Suckers (these grow up out of the ground of some shrubs and trees).
We recommend you call us before the shrubs’ blooming is finished so we can schedule a pruning appointment with you right after your shrubs are done flowering for the year.
What spring-flowering shrubs need pruning? Here’s a list:’
Read more: If You Keep Up with Weeding, You’ll Have a Tidy Landscape
- Flowering quince
- Smooth hydrangea
- Mock orange
- Rhododendron and Azalea
- Bridal wreath spirea.
Shearing involves hedge trimmers that create a more formal-looking shrub. For example, some homeowners want their boxwoods in a round shape, while others want a square look. At Jamison Lawn Care, we use the following tools for shearing your shrubs:
- Hedge trimmers
- Hedge shears
- Topiary shears.
We’ll trim your hedges into round, rectangular, or square based on your preference. Here are the shrubs that we’ll hedge cut for you:
- Burning bush
- Common purple lilac
- Heavenly bamboo
- Leyland Cyprus
- Siberian peashrub
At Jamison Lawn Care, we serve homeowners and commercial properties in Buckingham and Warwick Townships, including these Pennsylvania towns: Chalfont, Doylestown, Furlong, Hatboro, Horsham, Jamison, Southampton, Warminster, Warrington, and Warwick.
Call us today at 267-621-4747 or fill out our contact form to set up your spring shrub pruning appointment.
LancasterOnline.com, 7 Great Shrubs for Hedges.
Njaes.Rutgers.edu, Pruning Flowering Shrubs.
Plant of the Month: Roses & Their Varieties
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” ~ William Shakespeare
Do you have roses growing in your Bucks or Montgomery County flowerbeds? If you’re living in a newly built home, you may want to add roses to your landscape because of their colorful, traditional prettiness that adds to any property.
7 Rose Varieties
If you’re new to rose gardening, you may not realize that the beautiful rose falls into seven popular varieties.
You don’t need a uniform style of roses if you have a large landscape; you may consider having many varieties serving various purposes in your Furlong or Hatboro property.
Here are those seven varieties of roses to grace your Southeastern PA landscape:
- Climber Roses: If you want your roses to grow up on arbors, pergolas, or along fences, you want climbing roses. These climbers won’t naturally wind around garden structures. Instead, you’ll need to train them to attach to the structures themselves.
- David Austin or English Roses: In the 1960s, David Austin, a rose breeder, introduced the English rose, sometimes called the David Austin rose. This classic beauty is a popular shrub with many home gardeners. The English rose is a hybrid known for its full-petaled blossom and intense fragrance.
- Floribunda roses: This rose variety has been around since World War II, specifically about 1940. Floribundas are a mix of hybrid tea roses with their medley of colors and polyanthas with their free-flowing bushiness. Great for cottage gardening.
- Grandiflora roses: This variety came on the market during the 1950s. Grandiflora roses have larger flower heads in a compact shrub. Another beauty to add to a cottage garden or farmhouse-style landscape.
- Hybrid tea: If you love to smell the roses, you need to invest in hybrid tea roses. This traditional rose was introduced back in 1867. Hybrid tea roses come in a wide assortment of colors and smell heavenly.
- Polyantha: Developed during the Victorian Era, the Polyantha rose is short like floribunda roses with a dense growth habit. This rose is disease-free, easy to grow, and has no scent.
- Shrub rose: You’d think a shrub rose is the Plain Jane of all the varieties, but shrub roses mimic their hybrid tea cousins—except that they need less care than hybrid teas. People grow shrub roses along slopes, on mixed borders, and in mass plantings.
Learn more: Flourishing Roses and the Importance of Mulching
How to Care for Your Roses
Hybrid tea roses need the most care out of all the varieties. They’re vulnerable to pests and diseases.
All seven rose varieties mentioned above need regular fertilizing to produce their lovely blossoms, and they need to be planted in well-drained soil. All rose types don’t like to sit in water, leading to root rot and death.
If you want to plant rose varieties in your Warwick Township landscape, contact us today at Jamison Lawn Care. We can help you pick out the best roses for your landscape. We’ll plant and fertilize them to make your roses look gorgeous.
We serve homeowners and commercial properties in Buckingham and Warwick Townships, including these Pennsylvania towns: Chalfont, Doylestown, Furlong, Hatboro, Horsham, Jamison, Southampton, Warminster, Warrington, and Warwick.
Call us today at 267-621-4747 or fill out our contact form to set up your rose landscaping appointment.
GardenDesign.com, Rose Bush Care: A Beginners Guide to Growing Roses.
Ibid, The Best Types of Roses for Your Garden.