Your plants are focal points on your landscape in Texas, so you'll want to keep them in their best shape. To achieve this, they need to be trimmed and pruned. While these maintenance tasks are commonly mistaken for the other, they serve different purposes. Trimming is for the aesthetics of your plants, as it involves cutting back overgrown foliage and stray branches to make them look neat and manicured. On the other hand, pruning benefits their health, as this process requires the removal of damaged, dead, diseased, or insect-infested parts to prevent the issue from spreading and bolster fuller, vigorous growth. To ensure trimming and pruning are done correctly and at the proper times, you should always hire pros to perform these tasks.

What is plant trimming?

Trimming is a vital maintenance task that bolsters the visual appeal of your plants. This process involves cutting back overgrown foliage and stray branches that make them look messy and unruly; this enhances their natural shape and gives them a neat, manicured appearance. By ensuring your plants are well-maintained, you can keep them shining focal features on your landscape. Additionally, trimming improves airflow through your plants and allows more sunlight to filter through so it reaches all areas and the soil. You can do this whenever they need some touching up to get them back in pristine condition.

What is plant pruning?

Pruning is another essential maintenance task that aids in improving the health of your plants. This process involves removing diseased, damaged, dead, or insect-infested parts to prevent the issue from spreading to the rest of the plant. Without these areas sucking energy and resources away, your plants can refocus on bolstering new, healthier, fuller growth.

While pruning is highly beneficial, it can severely harm your plants if done improperly or at the wrong time. After all, it creates cuts, and when there are too many or aren't done correctly, they can't heal. Similarly, different plants can only tolerate pruning at certain times, so knowing when yours can withstand it is crucial.

Always Hire Pros to Trim & Prune Your Plants to Ensure It's Done Right

The best way to ensure your plants receive the care they need when they need it is to hire pros to trim and prune them. Pros have the knowledge and experience in proper trimming and pruning techniques, plus utilize the right tools for each to provide the best results. They'll trim your plants when they need so that they continue to look great. Meanwhile, they are well-versed in the different types of plants in Texas, so they'll know when and how to prune yours to avoid causing more harm than good. When you leave trimming and pruning in the hands of experts, you can have peace of mind knowing they'll do whatever it takes to keep your plants in their best shape year after year.

During their routine visits to trim and prune your plants, professionals will keep an eye out for any signs of diseases and insects to combat them before they worsen.

Call us today to sign up for our plant trimming and pruning service!

If you want to keep your plants healthy and looking their best throughout the year, you've come to the right place! At Century Lawn and Landscape, we offer our professional trimming and pruning service to residential properties in Austin, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, TX, and nearby areas. This service is part of our landscape bed maintenance program, which includes monthly visits to trim and prune your plants so they stay in tip-top shape all year. With our team, you can trust that we have the knowledge and skills to perform these maintenance tasks correctly and give you the best results. Call us today at (512) 786-1694 to sign up for this service!