How to Trim Shrubs & Bushes Into Shapes

Shaping  Shrubs & Bushes

When shaping bushes, achieve optimum results by honoring their natural habit. Use restraint. Respect the fact that each bush is genetically programmed for a certain size, profile, and branching pattern. Make cuts that support these features and preserve the essential character of the plant. Lollipop shapes look unattractive on the front lawn. Leave the highly stylized pruning — topiary, pollarding, and bonsai — to the experts.

More tips to shape your bushes and shrubs can be found here.


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