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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Resist Pruning Right Now
October 20, 2011

Many questions arise this time of year regarding pruning. When we are out in the yard doing fall clean up our tendency is to make pruning part of that process. Resist the temptation!

Pruning trees and shrubs right now stimulates new growth just when your plants are trying to go dormant. Plants may be severely weakened. 

Instead, wait until we have had several hard frosts or if you don't mind cold winter weather wait until then. Remember to leave your spring blooming plants alone and prune them immediately after they blossom as pruning before that will guarantee that they will not bloom this coming spring.

If you have any questions regarding the pruning of trees and shrubs, please stop by and speak with one of our nursery experts, and take a look at our selection of tools in our garden department. A good pair of pruners makes the job much easier.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.