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All beginning gardeners need pruning tips to learn how to get started the right way.

Today’s Topic:

5 Pruning Tips for Beginning Gardeners.

In this podcast, you’ll learn 5 tips to prune your plants that will help you each time when out in your garden.

What You’ll Learn:

  • 5 pruning tips for beginning gardeners to follow.
  • Resources and links for more information.


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5 Pruning Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Pruning is a big part of maintaining your plants.

Here are five tips for you beginning gardeners out there who want to prune your plants, but might be looking for some direction.

  1. Always know you why you are pruning.

    • This can be for a plants health, safety, or just to make it even more beautiful than it already is. Know your why.
  2. Use the right tool for the right job.

    • If you need to cut a 3 inch branch or a tiny flower stem, know which hand tool you should use so you don’t end up hurting your plant.
  3. Timing can be everything.

    • If you want lots of flowers to grow from your plant, don’t prune it right before it is about to flower. Prune after it is done flowering.
  4. Don’t prune plants that were planted within the last year.

    • If you have added a new plant to your garden this year, give it at least one full year in your garden to grow and establish before pruning it back.
  5. And, wear a mask over your nose and mouth when pruning.

    • You don’t want to breath in dust and dirt that has accumulated on and over your plants.
    • Example plants that accumulate lots of dust and dirt: English Ivy, Ceanothus, and Viburnum.



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Learn 5 pruning tips for beginning gardeners on this quick garden minute podcast.