One of the most important aspects to remember is timing. Different plants, trees, and shrubs require pruning and maintaining at different times of the year. If not taken care of by a professional with equipment maintained and sharpened, the damage done will last for life, in some cases.
Spring to summer cutting of branches up to 1½” diameter is okay. Larger branches are generally best cut in late September to November. If it is 3” or larger, you should trim November through January. Fruit trees need addressing in January and February. Roses and other Orientals should be tended to in early spring and March.
Regular mowing is a must if you want a beautiful, green lawn. We recommend every four to seven days to keep the grass level down. If one half or more of a blade of grass is cut, it will cause distress, die off, and/or produce a yellowish color on up to 10% to 30% of your lawn. The percentage depends on the sun, shade, watering quality, fertilizing program, and, of course, family and pet usage.