Pruning roses can be an intimidating task to many gardeners, but it’s actually very good for the plants. While becoming an accomplished rose pruner takes time and practice, keep in mind that it is very hard to kill a rose with bad pruning. There is a great deal of disagreement among rose experts regarding how and when to prune roses, but it is typically agreed that most mistakes will grow out very quickly and its better to make a good effort at pruning roses than to let them grow rampant.
Those in warm climates can treat fall, and sometimes even winter, as supplemental growing seasons. But for those who experience hard winters, fall is a great time to get a head start on garden clean-up. We hear a lot about four seasons of interest in the garden, but this rarely applies to perennial plants. Many perennial plants can turn ugly as the temperatures drop.
When and how often you prune your crape myrtles all depends on the climate. Heavy, annual pruning of your crape myrtles can at two times of the year. The plant itself will determine the types of trimming that need to be done. This article will discuss how to prune and when the best time to prune your crape myrtle is.