Richard concludes the pruning shrubs in the home landscape with discussion on the third technique called heading back cuts. Often heading back cuts are used with renewal pruning. Heading back cuts help the plant return to its natural shape. Heading back cuts also allows you to redirect the direction of future growth. Where those cuts occur in the canopy will also provide a fuller shrub.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.