Triming of bushes

Asked May 26, 2015, 9:16 AM EDT

When is the best time to trim the bushes this year ?

Hardin County Kentucky

3 Responses

What kind of shrubs are they? Needled evergreens should only be pruned after the new growth has elongated. Deciduous shrubs can be pruned after a flush of growth, but no later than August.

I have evergreen's and boxwood. I do not want to trim to early, otherwise I have to trim them again

I would wait until the new growth has "hardened off". This means the new wood has changed colors, usually from a light green to a darker brown; about July-Aug time frame.