Cutting Back Shrubs

  • update a mature garden

    How to Make Changes to an Overgrown Garden

    Twenty years ago, I began to create a long flower border against an old stone wall that runs along the west side of our 1760s Cape Cod–style house. Big skies,…

  • coppicing

    What Is Coppicing, and How Is It Done?

    Coppicing is an age-old practice in which a tree or shrub is cut to the ground or almost to the ground. This severe cutback stimulates the root system to produce…