The Adcock’s Difference
Many nurseries today simply pot-up small plant liners to larger containers and never touch them again until they’re sold. This is certainly NOT the case at Adcock’s. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce quality shrubs and trees.
It all begins with quality liners, or young plants, that we begin with. Other critical factors include the potting media used in growing; the quality of fertilizer that’s used; disease and insect control programs; pruning techniques; carefully managed irrigation schedules and much more.
Pruning and Shearing the Adcock’s Way
At Adcock’s Nursery we use a combination of selective pruning and shearing techniques. Selective pruning is all done by hand using by-pass pruners and loppers and is very labor intensive. Selective pruning gives the plant a more untouched, natural look. It also allows us to better direct the growth of the plant without having unsightly stubs.
We want our trees to have extremely straight central leaders to encourage growth in a structurally sound direction. We also prune to eliminate narrow crotch angles between branches and trunks. Narrow crotch angles can be extremely weak and are prone to splitting, which can be hazardous in the landscape.