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Example maintenance schedule

Here is an example of a maintenance schedule to accompany your planting plan; all the routine maintenance your border will need has been worked out for you. ยป

Plants that require similar treatment are grouped together into categories on the planting plan.

You will never forget to prune your Prunus again!

CategoryMaintenance Time of year
A This group of plants needs to be trimmed lightly with shears just after they have floweredLate spring or summer
BThese plants are mostly herbaceous so cut dead stalks and leaves to the ground unless the seed heads are attractiveNovember through to January
CThis group needs a light trim with shears twice a yearApril and October
D … etc … … etc …