When is the Best Time to Prune Plants?

Many types of plants, trees, and shrubs should be pruned in the spring. However, flowering plants must be pruned before there is new growth, so that means by early spring or even in the winter. Deciduous trees can be pruned in September or October to avoid the sap that will flow from the tree if pruning is done in the spring. Done properly, with sharp blades and clean cuts, your vegetation will look great for the spring and summer.