February 27, 1998
Shrubs are valuable components of a home landscape. Shrubs screen views, provide privacy, and attract wildlife. Many are planted for their flowers, colorful fall foliage, or attractive fruit. To keep them healthy and attractive, home gardeners should prune their shrubs on a regular basis.
The warm weather in February has prompted some home gardeners to begin their outdoor chores. While March is an excellent time to prune trees, rake up leaves, and clean out the gutters, it's too early for other garden chores. One job that should be delayed is the removal of the mulch from strawberries.