Module 10: Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape Part 1: Basic Principles & Techniques

Pruning is one of the most skilled landscape management practices. When done properly and at the right time, pruning results in healthy vigorous plants, improved growth form and optimum beauty in the landscape. When pruning it is important to know where to make proper cuts and how and when to prune for maximum benefits. This DVD demonstrates the basic principles for successful pruning of shrubs, ornamental grasses and groundcovers. While there is not enough time to discuss the pruning techniques for each species in the landscape, it will provide some pruning guidelines that can be applied to a wide variety of plants.