Now that the winter season is over there are many chores to be done around the outside of the home. Pruning is an important task that should be done shortly after the winter season. Pruning is the removal of any broken, damaged, or diseased branches/limbs on a shrub that may hinder the budding process. The two different methods of pruning that are used to prune shrubs is to thin them out, which does not promote new growth, or you can prune them to head them off. This is used to prevent the shrub from growing too tall and help it to become thicker as well as stimulate the buds to grow. When pruning, you will first have to thoroughly check the shrub for any dead or diseased branches as well as any branches that maybe growing, preventing the shrub from growing properly. Shrubs that bloom earlier in the spring season should be pruned shortly after the first blooming of the season, helping to prolong the blooming period. Shrubs that bloom in the later period of spring and early summer can be pruned the following spring season. Before you begin pruning your shrubs you should make sure you have tall the reight equipment necessary such as the bypass pruner/anvil pruner, safety equipment, ladder etc. Pruning can become a tedious and difficult task for the average home owner. Clearview Tree and land have certified arborists and tree professionals onsite to offer the tree pruning services for both residential and commercial properties in the Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Queens and the New York City area. The spring season has arrived and we are offering free estimates. Contact 888-808-4777 to setup your appointment today.