Pruning in gardens

Pruning is a gardening job that is often neglected because gardeners are not exactly sure what to do. Shown above is a pruning technique known as “thinning out.”

Pruning is a gardening job that is often neglected because gardeners are not sure about how to prune, when to prune and even why pruning is done.

Now is an excellent time to evaluate your landscape for pruning that needs to be done, since many plants can be pruned now through February.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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