Using Science to Enrich Beautiful Landscapes
Growth regulators can be applied to help in various situations. Reducing branch elongation creates tighter, thicker branching making plants stronger and more capable to withstand ice storms and wind shearing. Slowing tree growth by 33% each year during a 3 year period works well for trees that are reaching their desired stage of development while also reducing expensive trimming costs. For shrubs, we recommend a spring trimming to keep them clean and sharp but the application of growth regulators made to shrub hedges will slow growth for 3-6 months reducing labor time involved with trimming the shrubs later in the season. We want shrubs to flush spring growth yet it is important to keep maintenance costs under control by reducing the dollar per hour you are being charged by full service landscape companies to trim hedges 2-3 times a year.
Posted on: August 4, 2015
What you’ll see…is wilting leaves and dieback of branches, often one at a time or on one side of the tree. This can occur over a number of years, with remiss...