Trigger maximum flowering: which garden plants should be pruned in October
The lush spring flowering of some plants is directly related to their autumn care. In particular, with timely and proper pruning. After the procedure, a well-groomed plant will form more buds and bloom with an incredible number of flowers in the spring.
OBOZREVATEL asked which garden flowering plants and other plants need to be pruned in October. And how to do it in order not only to make them look attractive, but also to make them bloom magnificently after winter.
Types of roses that weave or hang form buds on shoots that are released in the spring of the same year. Therefore, such species can be safely pruned in the fall. Start by removing damaged or old branches. Very old plants can be pruned right down to the ground - this will rejuvenate them. The main stems should be fanned out at the same distance as horizontally as possible, tying them to a wire or trellis. In this case, all the shoots that come from these stems and have already faded can be shortened to a small pruning with a couple of leaves. And don't forget to tie the plant up well so that it doesn't get damaged by snow and wind in winter.
Wild grapes and maiden grapes, if not properly cared for, can take over the entire site - they grow so quickly and lushly. Therefore, in the first two years after planting, young plants are allowed to take root properly and climb the supports provided for them, and then regularly pruned. In the fall, you can remove not only dried shoots, but also shorten these plants as you see fit. If they are wrapped around the house, special attention should be paid to windows, gutters, and roofs. Older and neglected plants respond well to heavy pruning and can be cut back to buds about 1 meter off the ground at this time of year.
Usually this flowering ornamental shrub is carefully pruned in spring. But in the autumn season, shortening the branches will help give the plant a well-groomed appearance and protect it from damage due to winter winds.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to properly care for your lawn in October so that it will have a good winter.