Being SmartScape certified means that we understand that shearing and shaping desert-adapted plants is bad for their health. When shearing is done, all the new growth of the plant is cut off, forever restricting its full bloom cycle. Shearing also kills the interior foliage and eventually will kill the entire plant. We understand that some homeowners like a “clean look”, but we make sure our clients know the financial implications of making such a decision. When it comes time to prune your plants, rest assured that we know how and where to cut, ensuring that the plant recovers and thrives.