Prune to Get Your Garden Ready for the Year
A gardener’s duties don’t stop when the frost sets in. Prune and mulch now for blooms in the spring. Fiskars expert Robin Haglund, Certified Professional Horticulturist, weighs in on pruning.
Pick the right time
Learn some basic plant science
Pick the right tools
Clean up tall trees
Know what not to cut
Avoid pruning in fall before cold weather settles in. Once trees and shrubs are fully dormant, most can be pruned. It can be tricky to figure out timing – it’s different in each region – so check with your garden center.