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Pruning and Trimming: What's the Difference?If your yard is starting to look like a jungle, it might be time to do a little trimming and pruning to get things under control. Trimming and pruning your yard’s trees, shrubs, and bushes is a great way to promote healthy plant growth while improving the appearance and value of your property.

You may be asking yourself, what’s the difference between trimming and pruning? Trimming and pruning are similar in that they both involve removing parts of a tree or shrub. The difference is the goal. Tree and shrub pruning is about maintaining a plant’s health by removing diseased branches and spurred growths. Tree and shrub trimming is about improving the appearance and relieving overgrowth-related plant stress. Both are needed to maintain a safe and healthy outdoor environment around your home.

It’s important to know when you need to prune and when you need to trim. A plant that’s grown too large needs to be trimmed – pruning won’t be effective. However if a plant has certain branches that are damaged or diseased or tangled together, removing just the affected parts through careful pruning is sufficient. For some plants, such as roses, pruning can actually be beneficial.

Several different tools are used for trimming and pruning trees and shrubs. Both mechanical and manual tools are used. Hand and lopping shears are used for most pruning jobs. A saw may be required for pruning and trimming thick branches, including pruning saws. rope saws, and chainsaws. Hedge shears or clippers are used to trim shrubs and bushes.

The Benefits of Pruning and Trimming Your Trees and Shrubs

There are many benefits to keeping your trees and shrubs properly trimmed and pruned:

  • Encourages healthy plant growth
  • Increases the structural integrity of trees and shrubs by reducing the amount of weight the plant must support
  • Reduces the risk of plant disease or infestation
  • Reduces plant overgrowth
  • Provides clearance over walkways and fences
  • Provides more yard space
  • Reduces the risk of property damage due to falling branches and other hazards
  • Improves the appearance and value of your property

Leave the Pruning and Trimming of Your Trees and Bushes to Professionals.

Trimming and pruning your property is like getting a haircut: for best results you need a professional to do the job. Trimming and pruning your yard’s plant growth may seem like an easy project, but it’s more difficult than you might think. Improper trimming and pruning, such as trimming away too much or pruning away healthy growth can actually damage your plants and affect the appearance of your property.

Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping are Los Angeles’ Trimming and Pruning Experts

When you need professional tree and shrub trimming and pruning in Los Angeles, call the experts at Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping. We’re here to help you create the perfect outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of. We’ve been delivering expert tree services to Los Angeles area homeowners for over 25 years. In addition to professional tree and shrub trimming and pruning services, our list of home tree services includes tree removal, palm tree trimming and skinning, tree planting, and stump grinding and removal. Emergency tree services are available as well.

Contact Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping using our website or call us at (310) 324-6593 to schedule a visit with a trained, licensed, and experienced tree care specialist.