MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you want your flowers to bloom all season long, Susie Bachman with Bachman’s floral said there’s one thing you need to know above all else — prune and deadhead.

It’s all about how a little work now will pay off later.

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When pruning perennials, annuals and shrubs – you need a nice sharp blade, and always hold at an angle.

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Pruning helps promote more flowers and boosts the aesthetics of the plant.

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Next week, learn how to keep the insects away from your plants.