How to Prune Ugly Junipers

Junipers aren’t a popular in landscaping any longer, mainly because of the fact they were used so much in years past, based on landscape architect Matt Corrion of Colorado. Your bushes and trees might have become overgrown due lack of suitable pruning or improper spacing, causing portions of the evergreens to perish. If you would like to find out what your ugly juniper is effective at seeming like, a few careful pruning and a small time are all that is needed to pull it back to it’s former beauty.

Snip the ends of juniper branches to produce the total shape you prefer; this may take over one season. Trim no more than one-third of every division.

Make cuts in a 45-degree angle just over a growth node. New branches will grow from the direction that the cut was created. As an instance, if you want new growth on a tree limb to develop upwards, then make the angled cut on the upper side of the limb.

Cut back branches that look as if they are dead a little at a time so you can see if the limb is living. Brittle branches that snap are not salvageable. Stop cutting when you reach a point on the division where the wood can bend and you see a greenish color on the inside just below the surface.

Eliminate several evenly spaced branches inside the bush or bush, near the main trunk, thinning to permit in light and air, encouraging growth. Snip the branches about 1 inch from the back.

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