But lately I've been noticing they're looking pretty scruffy. So I hopped online and watched a few videos (namely, this one and this one) and found that not only are they supposed to be wrangled in winter when dormant (that's now, score!), but it's a pretty duh-inducing program.
Clear out dead wood: Duh. Let light hit all the branches: Duh. Don't let a lot of branches cross over each other: Duh.
And so I began.
|And after (and...SUN!!...creating terrible lighting!)|
|Another B&A - Tough to see, but the after is laden with new branches & buds.|
|Three SEPARATE trees - When we moved in they were a single wall.|
|Rhodie work - Finally starting to look bushier instead of gangly and tall.|
|Check out that dead wood pile. Yikes!|
Extra bonus: Added some solar lights in the front yard too. At under $20 for six, they add a little extra flare and curb appeal. I'm in love!
|We grabbed these at Home Depot for $18.|
|A little more impactful in real life, but you get the idea.|