Belknap Landscape Company holding free pruning clinic Sept. 18

GILFORD —  Belknap Landscaping Company will hold a free plant pruning clinic in the gardens of the Gilford Community Church on Wednesday September 18, from 4-5:30 p.m.

While participation is likely from local civic organizations and members of the Gilford High School Environmental Science Club, the public is welcome to attend. Participants will learn valuable skills for pruning various types of plants and shrubs; the Community Church and associated Gilford Village Nursery campus will be pruned in the process.

Belknap Landscape employees will share their skills and monitor pruning as the attendees move through the gardens, practicing newfound plant trimming skills.

Jonathan Marchant, NH Certified Landscape Professional (NHCLP), Estate Gardening Supervisor will be assisted by Bryon Shedd, BLC Specialty Services Team Leader, together administering the clinic and bringing decades of experience.

Various tools will be displayed and discussed before the pruning begins and a hand-out will be provided. Small trees, perennial shrubs and more will be pruned and Belknap Landscape will provide pruning tools for those without any, along with rakes, barrels and a truck to haul away the cuttings.

Participants are encouraged to bring a set of hand-pruning shears to the event so that all may have a chance to learn how to properly prune. For more information, call Dale Squires at (603) 455-1594.