To many, a rose is one of the most beautiful flowers in existence. They can symbolize many things, including passion, love, friendship, innocence, etc. By definition, this fragrant flower is typically found in red, pink, white or yellow and is borne on a prickly bush or shrub. Because proper maintenance is a must for these beautiful blossoms, knowing how and when to prune is essential. Understanding The Pruning Process To prune is to trim a tree, shrub or bush, by cutting away the dead or overgrown branches and/or stems. Once you remove the unwanted areas, your shrub will be more likely to enjoy a healthy season. Protecting Yourself While Gardening Anytime you are working in the garden or pruning bushes, shrubs or trees, make sure to protect yourself from potential mishaps. In order to keep your hands safe, wear protective gloves that are specifically designed for gardening. This is especially true when working with roses, which can be prickly and painful if you aren’t careful. Because pruning involves cutting away branches and/or stems, it’s important that you protect your eyes from stray pieces that may find themselves in circulation during the pruning process. If you have allergies, it’s a good […]
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