Skip to Content
The Benefits of Hand Pruning
Hand pruning a bush

Hand pruning is one of the best ways to ensure your plants, trees, and shrubs remain healthy and beautiful all year long. While this process is quite involved and can take a fair amount of time, the benefits are well worth the time invested. Continue reading to discover how your landscape can benefit from being hand pruned.

Controls Pests

One of the worst things you can have on your property is a pest problem. That is why it is always a good idea to prune. By removing dead, loose, or infected branches or stems from the plants, you can significantly reduce the number of pests present. Many pests, such as insects, live in and build nests in trees and other plants. Their presence can often weaken branches, damage the plants, and even spread diseases to the plants. Hand pruning helps keep these pests at bay and your plants healthy.

Promotes Plant Health

Dead branches and stems prevent oxygen from reaching the healthy parts of your plants, which can seriously impact their health. In addition, when certain branches or stems are diseased, the disease can easily be spread to the rest of the plant if those areas are not taken care of. Removing these parts of your plants that have died or been damaged by storms, infested by insects, or damaged by animals ensures they have access to all the oxygen they need to grow and thrive.

Provides Protection

Overgrown tree branches can extend into utility wires, interfere with streetlights, or droop low enough that customers can run into them if they aren’t careful. The last thing you need is to have your landscape create a major safety hazard for those on your property. Hand pruning your plants is a great way to ensure they are not putting anyone in harm’s way.

Improves Landscape Appearance

Nothing turns customers off more than overgrown greenery, dead foliage, and damaged plants. Hand pruning ensures that each one of your shrubs, bushes, and trees looks healthy, fresh, pristine, and well-taken care of. Your landscapers have control over the size and shape of each of your plants and can make sure everything is proportioned correctly. This can make a massive difference in the appearance of your landscape.

Stay Green Is Here to Take Care of Your Landscape

At Stay Green, our experienced landscapers always take the time to hand prune every tree, shrub, and bush on your property because we know what it takes to ensure healthy plant growth and maintain gorgeous landscapes. For the last 50 years, we have delivered the highest quality commercial landscaping services around. We have designed and maintained some of the most gorgeous properties in Southern California and have the resources necessary to ensure your property stays beautiful all year long.

We specialize in taking care of properties of all shapes and sizes, including retail establishments, hospitals, amusement parks, office buildings, government municipalities, sports and leisure properties, homeowner’s associations, universities, industrial facilities, and more.

Learn more about how your property can benefit from our hand pruning and other professional landscaping services. Call Stay Green at (800) 741-9150 today.