Whether you DIY or hire a professional, shrub pruning is a regular investment in your property. Time or money, take your pick.  You’re investing in curb appeal and a positive aesthetic, but the dividends in late summer seem to only come in the form of more vegetation.  The more you cut, the more they grow. When you look outside at the overflowing landscape beds in hot summer, the freshness of spring pruning and mulching can feel a bit stale. Worse yet, is when self-doubt arises, and you question whether you ever got around to it this year.

If you have a significant number of the following shrubs, or want to improve the looks of the few that you have, we may be able to help extend the benefits of your labor with an application of Trimtect:

  • Azalea
  • Abelia
  • Barberry
  • Boxwood
  • Hydrangeas
  • Burning bush
  • Spirea
  • Forsythia
  • Inkberry
  • And others

Trimtect is a plant growth regulator that is applied as a foliar spray and slows the growth of woody ornamentals, ground covers and herbaceous perennials.

  • Treated plants require less pruning and will exhibit a more compact growth habit. Treated plants may have smaller leaves and darker foliage.
  • Trimtect can be applied to any actively growing tissue but is most effective when applied to the softer new growth of woody ornamentals and ground covers, including young foliage, expanding buds and fleshy stems.
  • Timing of initial shoot growth reduction varies by species and location, but a response can be seen in most species within a few weeks after treatment.
  • Growth reduction typically lasts for 8-12 weeks depending on plant species, application timing, pruning, soil type and growing conditions.
  • Certain species may require light pruning during the treatment period to maintain the desired shape and form.

Give us a call at Good’s Tree and Lawn Care Inc., and one of our arborist representatives can evaluate your landscape with you.