Apr 02, Remove spent blooms all the way to the stems to prevent seeding and encourage more blooms later on. Cut back about a third of the branches. Cut away shoots growing near the ground that may be sprouting from the main trunk. In order to improve air circulation or to allow more light to filter through, trimming lilacs within the inner branches may be necessary.
If lilac bushes are already too. The perfect moment to sculpt trees in Mount Kisco, NY depends on each tree. Like, ornamental trees – which are developed more for visual benefit than a product, including wood or food – are best treated after losing their blooms, in autumn, whereas trees such as hazelnuts, dogwoods, oaks and elms should be serviced from late summer or fall.
Jul 08, The plant will begin to bloom all over, and you can do regular maintenance pruning from that point on.
If you can't stand the look of your old lilac or you just want a quicker approach, you can take the drastic measure of cutting back the entire plant to about 6. They cut and remove a massive tree,two smaller trees, and cut back & trim two other massive trees. This was all done in two days,and at a reasonable price. Catherine M. Mount Kisco, NY. Jun 19, First of all when you cut the flowers for your vase you are actively pruning the bush and this stimulates new growth for next year.
When pruning lilacs, it is generally better to cut the entire stem. This is best accomplished using clippers. This will keep a younger bush looking nice, but older ones need more intense pruning. Afraid if I trim it back this fall, it will take another 8 years to flower. Only place I can have it planted. Townhouse/Small patio. Lilacs set the next seasons blooms right after flowering so the timing of pruning is important. It could be that the late pruning is keeping yours from flowering. I watched your video and am encouraged to work on my overgrown lilac bushes.
I had several overgrown forsythia bushes that I had to cut way back to curtail their growth as they had outgrown or should I say “overgrown” their space. I must say that I thought your bush looked more like my forsythia bushes than lilacs. Sep 12, Hometalk. The world's largest online community of home and garden DIYers, where you can find tons of how-to's, ideas and advice to create the home you love.