If you haven’t trimmed your Crape Myrtles yet, what are you waiting for?
If you’re in the Marietta, GA area you really want to make sure to trim your Crape Myrtles properly, you really should know as much as you can before attempting to take on the task. For example, you really should prune them fore they begin to bloom.
One of the most confounding arguments I face is whether and how to prune crape myrtles. They are mercilessly murdered by unaware landscapers and homeowners each winter… yet they still bloom in summer. Some people even believe a crapemyrtle won’t bloom unless it is severely pruned.
Here is a link to the complete article discussing proper Crape Myrtle Pruning. The website is Walter Reeves, know as “The Georgia Gardener“. This site is a great resource if you are looking for landscaping tips that are relevant to our Marietta region and climate.