Denver Shrub Maintenance Tips

November 12, 2021

Fall is here, and that means landscaping care is essential to ensure your plants, shrubs, and lawn will be looking amazing next year. Did you know there are a few things that you can easily do to care for and maintain your shrubs during the colder months? We have some of our favorite Denver shrub-maintenance tips and are here to help.


Pruning is important to maintaining a shrub’s health year-round, but you do need to be careful of how you are pruning, and how much! It might seem a little intimidating, but pruning is how you can maintain a shrub’s shape and size. When pruning, be sure to use hand shears, loppers, or hedge shears - any of the three will work. Spring is typically the best time to prune, but as the temperatures begin to cool we recommend taking another look to make any “last minute” adjustments before the cold fronts and snow move in.


Shrubs should be watered weekly if it hasn’t rained during the first year of the plant’s life. If the plant is established, you should only check to be watered every other week. When watering, make sure you deep water the plants. It’s important to know that during the colder months you are not required to deep water or even water. As shrubs and plants move into the colder months, you will not have to worry about giving them water!


Established shrubs (over one year) should be fed with fertilizer - anything younger should NOT be fed. We recommend following the directions on the package of whatever fertilizer you purchase, and consider feeding before the winter months hit. This will give your shrub a strong base to withstand the cold weather!

At Growing Green, we are here to help you care for and maintain a beautiful lawn/landscaping. We offer several services during the winter months, including snow removal and planning for next spring!  Contact us as soon as you can to make an appointment or to get a free quote!