Q. Is it too early to begin to hard prune Texas Rangers? We have a lot of them at our condo development. They have been sheared into balls over the years by our landscapers. If we could hard prune them now it would help our landscapers with scheduling other maintenance work.
|Texas Ranger pruned with a hedge shears|
A. Texas Ranger, or Texas Sage as it is sometimes called, should be pruned before flowers begin forming in early spring. Prune it hard, once in February, and don’t prune it again all season long. Remove as much of this shrub is you want, and it will come back with a little bit of fertilizer and water.
|Extremely Hard pruning of Texas Ranger|
Consider pruning it 8 to 10 inches from the ground and don’t prune it anymore for the rest of the season. This should save your landscaping crew quite a bit of work! It will grow back quickly with water and fertilizer. Yes, it’s that easy. Don’t let your landscapers use a hedge shears on it repeatedly through the growing season. All they do is cut off the flowers and charge you for it.