Q: Is now a good time to prune my Knockout Roses? How should I do it?
A: This is certainly the time of year to do it - late winter/early spring, just as buds break dormancy, is when one should prune roses. But with Knock Outs, pruning should wait until the 2nd season of growth (some say its best to wait until even the 3rd season). Knock Outs are designed to grow vigorously, so prune them down to about two feet below the height you want them to reach during the growing season.
For more information and other suggested resources about pruning Knockout and other roses, check out this article written by Karen Neill & Guilford County Cooperative Extension, http://guilford.ces.ncsu.edu/2013/02/200515/.
A: You should prune in the winter when the plants are dormant. Depending on the harshness of the weather, it is safer to do it in January rather than in earlier months. Bear in mind, next year's harvest might be slightly less.
A: Now is the time to prune your hydrangeas! This will keep them from getting too leggy during the active growing season.
A: Both can be pruned in late winter while they are dormant. Figs need very little pruning mainly to eliminate dead wood and to have an open canopy for sunlight.
A: This variety blooms on new wood. Prune late winter or very early spring before plant comes out of dormancy. Cut stems back to about a foot off the ground, just above two strong buds. Leave two to four sets of buds per stem. Straight cuts will be fine. When new growth starts, feed with all purpose fertilizer such as 10-10-10.
A: The correct time is right after they bloom.
A: Young trees should be pruned in late winter if possible. Younger trees are prone to winter injury from pruning too early.
A: To encourage growth, prune in early spring. Don't prune too often, if you like the shape and height.
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