Keeping Your Shrubs and Hedges Healthy

Published on: February 22, 2017

Shrubs and hedges can add beauty and dimension to your landscape design. However, often times these plants are not as simple to maintain as you may think. Without regular maintenance and care, they can become overgrown, unhealthy and attract pests to your yard. To make it even more difficult, many common shrubs and hedges used in landscape design are not native to the region they are planted, requiring specialized care to keep them healthy. Here are a few tips to help keep your shrubs and hedges healthy and beautiful year-round.

Watch for Signs of Pests and Fungus

Are your bushes infected with pests or fungus? You may not realize they are under attack unless you know the signs. Shrubs and hedges that begin losing their leaves, have wet spots, brown or yellow spots or mushroom growth may have a pest or fungal problem. If you notice any of these signs, call your local landscaper to have a professional analysis performed on your bushes before they succumb to these pests. Treatments can be used to save your bushes from common pests and fungal issues.

Regular Pruning

Pruning not only keeps your hedges and shrubs looking beautiful, it can help them stay healthy. However, it is important to know when to prune and how often for each type of plant. Hiring a professional landscaper can help remove the guess work and ensure your hedges and shrubs continue to look beautiful and thrive.

Don’t take your bushes, shrubs and hedges for granted. Scheduling regular maintenance for these beautiful plants from a professional landscaper can help keep them healthy and protect your beautiful landscaping.

Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040

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