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Rejuvenating Large, Overgrown Shrubs

Shrubs are valuable assets to a home landscape. Shrubs are often planted for their ornamental characteristics, such as flowers, colorful fall foliage or attractive fruit. They can also provide privacy, block views and attract wildlife. To perform well in the landscape, most shrubs need to be pruned on a regular basis. Proper pruning helps to maintain plant health, control or shape plant growth, and stimulate flower production.   Read more about Rejuvenating Large, Overgrown Shrubs

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Yard and Garden: Properly Pruning Trees During Winter Months

January 27, 2015, 5:45 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

At this stage of winter, trees on Iowa’s landscape are still months from blooming and providing shade, which makes this the prime time of the year to give trees a tune-up with pruning. What is the best way to prune properly to avoid harming trees? Read more about Yard and Garden: Properly Pruning Trees During Winter Months

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Yard and Garden: Knowing When to Prune Shrubs

February 17, 2016, 11:46 am | Richard Jauron, Kendall Evans

Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant. Pruning shows both the art and science of horticulture. Knowing exactly when to prune is essential when taking care of shrubs to ensure a successful growth. Read more about Yard and Garden: Knowing When to Prune Shrubs

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Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters

January 12, 2017, 9:15 am | Gabriele Edwards

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes. Read more about Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters