It will look severe but will look much better this summer
Many landscape plants naturally grow larger than the location they are planted. In keeping them pruned to the appropriate height, many shrubs get twiggy and ugly. To correct this, we recommend rejuvenation pruning to bring them back into size. Sometimes this can be achieved by thinning pruning, but occasionally they need to be cut down to the ground and allowed to regrow at a shorter height and more naturally. The problem is that when we make the cutback, it looks like we killed the plants. They almost always grow back and look much better by the end of the season.
We will be recommending rejuvenation pruning again this year at most properties. Please be open to this approach as it is the best long-term practice to improve the appearance of your property.