Ornamental Pruning

If you have trees, shrubs, or hedges, you are likely going to find out that these plants can become unruly very quickly. For instance, dogwood may look nice at first but can be impossible to maintain without proper knowledge and tools.

Not only is it covered in spikes, but it’s also almost impossible to cut down once it’s matured past the sapling phase. Plus, it grows very quickly and will suffocate any other plants around it, so you will need to put it in a spacious area to flourish.

When you hire Finishing Touches to do your ornamental pruning and tree trimming, you can free yourself from making mistakes like cutting too much. Keep reading to learn all about our ornamental tree pruning services and how we can get your ornamental trees into tip-top shape.

More Than Just “Finishing Touches”

There are many elements to property maintenance. From growing grass from previously eroded soil all the way to putting the finishing touches on your property by trimming and pruning, we can give you the full landscape. Let’s make your property the envy of the neighborhood.

Streamlined Contacting

Our contact form is designed specifically to save you time. Simply fill in the information, and we’ll get right back to set up a time for an assessment and quote by one of our experts.

Our maintenance team will be at your home promptly at the agreed-upon time, ready to learn about your project and give you a quote for turning your backyard into the landscape of your dreams. Feel free to call us directly, too, in order to find out how we can transform your barren backyard into a beautiful oasis.

Decades Of Experience

For over 20 years, Finishing Touches Landscaping Inc. has reigned as the top landscaping company in Snohomish. Our ISA-licensed arborists are skilled and properly trained in tree, shrub, and hedge care. You can trust that we know what to cut, when to cut it, and what to cut it with in order to give your tree proper care.

Ornamental Pruning | Landscaping in Snohomish & Surrounding Areas

The owner, DJ DeFreece, is an industry-leading expert on landscaping. Since 1978, he has been studying and excelling in the workings of a natural ecosystems, which can truly make a property a sustainable, lush oasis.

Best Landscaping Company In The Area

Finishing Touches Landscaping & Maintenance is a top-rated landscaping company, and that is no accident! Our team’s talent and experience have brought us to the top of our game, and we thrive in exceeding those expectations.

With custom garden and lawn care plans and top-notch designers, we’ve got the cure for barren yards and overgrown gardens. See our reviews to learn how we keep our customers and their local HOA happy all year round.

Benefits of Ornamental Pruning

Let’s make your property the envy of the neighborhood

Trimming and pruning trees and shrubbery is important, whether they’re ornamental or not. It’s good for the aesthetics of your property, and it’s also good for the health of the tree.

Trimming can keep a tree looking full and vibrant, but it also helps rid it of disease. This can be done at any time in the year. But, like all things in nature, each specific type of ornamental tree will have its own prime time for pruning.

For example, fruit trees are more effectively trimmed in the winter when they are dormant. But trimming dead branches is much easier in the summertime when the tree has full foliage.

Fuller Growth For Shrubbery

When shrubs get out of hand, they can look rather ugly. Plus, a wonky-looking shrub can actually hinder its own growth. By trimming your hedges and trees, you can help it grow better from the inside of the bush right to the outside.

With hedges and shrubs, the fun and creativity can really come out. Whether you want a shapely bush or a ruler-straight hedge, you can trust that we’ve got the tools and the skills for the job!

Fruit Tree Care

Fruit trees are a whole different world. They need constant maintenance to produce. Many are just downright finicky and require an expert hand to grow and prune every year in order to bear fruit.

Another thing about fruit trees is that they’re usually the first plants to tell you when something is wrong with the seasonal temperatures or the soil. By maintaining your fruit trees, you can make sure that it grows correctly and can focus on bearing fruit instead of growing random branches.

Keeping Up Appearances

Having ornamental trees is a great way to beautify a dull-looking lawn and can even make a nice centerpiece for your flowerbed. While your soil and location may depict what kind of trees can grow, Finishing Touches can guide you towards making the right choice. 

Here are some of the top ornamental trees that thrive in our Washington climate:

  • Japanese Maple
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Crabapple Trees

We work to keep your property thriving and vibrant throughout the whole year. If you want the best backyard in your neighborhood, you will need our help! We can even assist in keeping up with the local Homeowner’s Association.

We look forward to the opportunity to help you with your upcoming project in these local areas:

Choose Finishing Touches Landscaping for your Ornamental Pruning Needs

Pruning and Tree Trimming are the finishing touches of your property maintenance. Our services extend far beyond that. Finishing Touches is your choice for landscaping maintenance, including:

  • Garden and Flower Bed Design
  • Lawn Aeration and Thatching
  • Turf Care and Seeding
  • Fall Cleanup
  • Spring Preparation

When you work with Finishing Touches, you’re not just getting a beautiful property, you’re getting experts who truly understand your lawn as an ecosystem instead of just a lawn. Contact us today to get your backyard paradise this year.

We work to keep your property thriving and vibrant throughout the whole year

Frequently Asked Questions

When Is  The Optimal Time To Prune a Tree or Shrub?

Just like flowers, trees can be extremely sensitive to the weather and soil. To do any tree trimming and pruning, you will have to understand the growth cycle before you pick up any kind of cutting tool.

Many people don’t realize that ornamental trees like Rose of Sharon or Japanese maples will take years to even start growing. And for a few years, they will look like they’ve made no progress, which is why many homeowners will give up and just dig them up.

Like many perennials, trees and shrubs like these have three real growth stages:

  1. Sleep: this is when the tree is dormant and does not grow at all.
  2. Creep: a slow growth that happens before the final boom.
  3. Leap: when a tree is in the leaping phase, it grows and flowers quickly.

Tree trimming is always more effective when it’s done during the sleep phase, but when new growth happens, you must nip it in the bud! You must also remember to be patient with these phases since nothing will speed them up. 

How Much Should You Trim A Tree?

The general rule for tree trimming is quite similar to hair cutting. You should always cut less than you think. Most arborists recommend pruning less than a quarter of the size of your shrubs or trees.

There are three phases of pruning. This is also a guide to go by if you don’t know what should be trimmed.

Cleaning Phase: The process starts with the obvious problem areas of a tree. This means getting rid of all the broken branches, diseased limbs, and dangerous pieces.

Selection Phase: To let more light into the core of your shrubbery, our pruning services work to thin them out, which lets in more light, water, and air. All vital ingredients for plant growth.

Shaping Phase: To layer out a tree or shrub, we plan and select branches that don’t follow the normal pattern of the tree. Once these branches are cut, the energy of the tree can be focused on growing the right branches.

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