With spring blooming trees and shrubs finished and most of the growth and foliage pushed out, the next two months are a great time to prune back plant material. There are many good reasons to wait until mid-summer to prune. First, the summer months are hot and dry, which causes most plants to more or less move into a dormant state. This means that after pruning, there will not be a large flush of growth. Second, pruning after shrubs flower, but before they form new buds, is a great way to ensure great flowers for the following season. Last, pruning in mid-summer helps give you a good sense of the shape of the plant.
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