Shrub Pruning

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About the Course

Overgrown shrubs ruin your landscape, while properly pruned plants enhance its look. With this microlearning course (MLC), discover pruning methods that will bring overgrown shrubs down to a more manageable size, while helping to maintain plant health.

Why is this course for you?

Find out how to prune shrubs under 3m tall, the tools you will need, and the safety precautions to take. In this MLC, you will learn:

  • Basic pruning techniques
  • The differences between hard and selective pruning, shearing, and deadheading
  • How to create a topiary and an espalier
  • Commonly used tools and safety precautions
  • How to identify common pruning mistakes



Course Curator

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Established in 1989, the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology (LSCT)’s mission is give students the best R&D education and training through intensive lab- and field-based training, as well as project and workplace learning. Our courses are regularly endorsed by industry experts, renowned research institutes and top universities locally and abroad. LSCT seeks to ignite students’ natural curiosity about the world, fuel their passion for discovery, and prepare them for exciting careers in science.