March is time to prune … some things

Planning to get outside and enjoy some spring-like weather this month? There are a few things to prune in early Spring, including boxwood or crape myrtle!
Check out all of our pruning resources, including calendars for pruning your shrubs, deciduous trees, and evergreens:

But don’t commit ‘Crape Murder’

Though it is a common practice, “topping” crape myrtles ruins the natural form of the plant and can lead to stem decay and dead branches in the canopy.crape-murder It is a misconception that crape myrtles need to be severely cut back in late winter or early spring. More …