Trimming & Pruning Services in East Lansing, Okemos, & Haslett, Michigan | Outdoor Expressions Landscaping

Our selective pruning and trimming services are offered to properties in and around East Lansing, MI.

Trimming and pruning your softscapes will keep them looking neat, healthy, and well-manicured so your curb appeal never falls short!

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Investing in landscape plants means tending to their care and maintenance needs. Falling short on having them trimmed or pruned throughout the year can cause your overall landscape design to be less appealing and negatively impact plant health.

Our trimming and selective pruning services keep softscapes that are 10 to 12 feet high, neat and well-manicured so your plants don't look unruly and overgrown on your landscape. Clients with residential and commercial properties located in East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, MI, and surrounding areas are encouraged to reach out to us for all their plant care and maintenance needs!


What is the main difference between trimming and pruning?

There is a common misconception that trimming and pruning are essentially the same. However, both services offer different benefits for your plants, shrubs, and hedges.

Trimming is done more than once during the year and focuses on the aesthetic appeal of your landscape plants. Branches and stems tend to grow in all kinds of directions, which can standout if your shrubs and hedges are already shaped in a particular style or design. Trimming helps control their size and removes branches that are in the way or could be seen as a hazard to your property or visitors.

Pruning is normally only done once a year, but this can vary based on the type of plant and time of year.

Selective pruning rejuvenates your plants and flowering shrubs for the following growing season so they come back bigger and fuller than the year before! Its purpose is to maintain the health of your softscapes rather than improve their appearance.


How can regularly trimming your shrubs and hedges keep them healthy?

All plants need trimming from time to time and ignoring this crucial step can be harmful to the overall health of your plants and shrubs. When branches become too overgrown, they block other plants and areas of your garden or landscape from receiving enough water and sunlight. Regularly trimming your softscapes helps them grow back stronger, increases air circulation, and requires less corrective pruning.


Why is selective pruning necessary for landscape plants?

Plant health is impacted the most when they aren't routinely pruned or trimmed. Dead or diseased branches that remain on your plant can cause the infection to spread and impact any new, healthy growth. They also sap resources and nutrients away from the rest of the plant, which only further affects their health.

Selective pruning involves cutting away all the dead, diseased, or broken branches and foliage. It also encourages flowering shrubs to produce fuller blooms, so the best time to prune them is immediately after they've flowered.

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Looking for a professional trimming and pruning service that can manage your landscape plants year-round? Call us today to get on our schedule!

Professional trimming and pruning services are perfect for those who can't find the time to take care of their plants, trees, shrubs. We will shape and maintain the health of your shrubs, flower beds, and hedges so you're not constantly stressing over your curb appeal!

Our services are offered to both residential and commercial properties in East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, MI, and nearby communities. Talk to a team member today at (517) 333-7999 to get your property on our schedule!