Trimming plants lightly now will see shrubs & groundcovers keep their shape until spring. Hard
cut backs are best done at the beginning of Spring so don’t go too hard now or you will be
staring at a bare shrub for many months to come. If the rain has missed your place, give your
trimmed plants a watering and apply some mulch (if needed) to ensure water retention.  This
will provide the support needed through the cooler months. A slow release fertilizer can also be
applied around the base of the plant now too.  Make good use of the clippings by composting
them.  Compost is a valuable resource for your garden so make as much of it as you can.


Person trimming