I cannot stress this enough: CREPE MYRTLES ARE NOT MEANT TO BE CHOPPED OFF WITH A CHAINSAW AT CHEST HEIGHT. It doesn’t help them bloom better. Your neighbor is wrong if they do it. I don’t care what your yard guy says. And if your dad does it (bless his heart), sadly he’s wrong too. There are a lot of subjectives in my field. I am a designer after all. To each their own style and expression of creativity. This is not one of those subjective things!
I am so passionate about it that I will be wearing this T-shirt in protest for the next few months (the traditional time of murdering crepes). Watch this month’s video to find out everything you need to know about crepe murder, why it’s bad, and how you can properly maintain your crepe myrtle trees.
Catherine Arensberg is an exterior designer who specializes in finding ways to create your ultimate outdoor space, no matter the budget. Learn more here: catherinearensberg.com