Take Precautions When You Prune
Safety glasses prevent sharp branches and sawdust from accidentally scratching or poking your eyes. Wear leather gloves to protect from pinches, splinters, and cuts.
With slow-growing shrubs and those with few shoots, prune lightly instead of renovating them. Remove the oldest and weakest growth at the appropriate time of year, but never take more than a fourth of the plant at one time.
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