Tree & Shrub Trimming – Early Spring
Regularly scheduled pruning is often neglected, but vital to the healthy composition of trees and shrubs. In order to maintain the integrity of the plants, Mowgistics offers early scheduled spring clean up and pruning programs. During this early spring period our professionals will inventory your tree and shrub allocations and guide you directly through our professional estimation to ensure the health of your landscape and to address your personal expectations.
- These pruning services generally include: ornamental grasses, sculptured shrubs, hedgerows such as boxwood (hedge trimming) , holly, and juniper, along with trees with a height limit of 12 feet. Pruning may also be required on the basis of your HOA’s community bi-laws or CC&R’s.
Tree & Shrub Trimming – Late Spring/Early Summer
During this period many shoots begin to develop which require pruning of new growth. This service normally takes place during May through late June. Flowering trees and shrubs are generally pruned immediately following their blooming cycle. Not only is this healthy for the plant, but promotes future growth and enhanced flower production the following season. As with our early spring clean up, this service will focus on ornamentals, sculptured shrubs, hedgerows, and tree service up to 12 feet.
- Be mindful that plants like Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Species) tend to remain dormant until late spring.
Tree & Shrub Trimming – Fall
This service runs September through November during the autumn months. During this time you tend to see the final growth spurts of ornamental, sculptured shrubs, and hedgerows. Tree pruning is not recommended during this time period as deciduous trees begin the process of leaf senescence. This is the dormancy timeframe in which trees prepare for the coming winter and end the process of absorbing CO2 through photosynthesis. Mowgistics, in conjunction with final pruning preparations, does offer fall clean up leaf removal services, fall seasonal flowers, planter box rentals, and fall straw bale decor during the autumn months.
- Note that newly planted trees should not be pruned during the first year of growth.
*Normal shrub trimming service does not include severe pruning which is defined as: dead wooding over 25% of a shrub in decline, removal of inside branches of a plant, trimming or limbing of trees over 12′ in height, and removal of more than the new growth on shrubs.
Yearly Maintenance Ranges: February through November.