Pruning is one of the basic tasks of gardening. Anyone who has some other plant, even if it is seasonal, will have to cut or remove some other stem or flower in order to achieve excellent growth and development.
But, just as important as doing it is doing it well and at the right time. So let’s see when the plants are pruned so that they look beautiful all year round.
- 1 Evergreen plants
- 2 Deciduous plants
Evergreen plants, that is, those that look evergreen, it is advisable to give them a more or less drastic pruning at the end of winter or early spring and pinch them throughout the year . Why? Well, this type of plant beings, by keeping their leaves green, what they do is give them food every day. This food, composed mainly of starch and sugars, is carried from the roots to the leaves at a rate that is faster during the warm months and slower in the cold months.
When pruning, we must always try to prevent the plant from losing too much sap, otherwise we would not only weaken it a lot, but also expose it to the attack of insects and microorganisms that could end its life.
Plants that shed their leaves at some point in the year (during the dry season if they are tropical, in winter if they are from temperate and/or cold climates) have a clear rest period . A few weeks or months will pass in which its growth will be minimal, and therefore, the sap will be transported through its branches at a slow rate. Therefore, it will be on those days when we can prune them , being especially advisable to do it just before the buds are swollen, about to wake up.
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