Cutting back

Asked September 19, 2015, 3:59 PM EDT

When and where is the best spot to cut back the plant in the fall

Suffolk County New York

1 Response

It really depends on what kind of plant and what you are trying to accomplish. Some perennials with nice seed heads you can leave for a bit of winter interest, others you can cut back to a few inches once frost has killed them. Trees and other plants are often better left until late winter before pruning.