- Prune Hydrangea Annabelle, Samantha, and arborescens types down to just a few inches and then don’t touch with the shears for the rest of the year. Prune back All Summer Beauty, Endless Summer and all other Hydrangea macrophylla types just enough to remove the dead portions of the stems, but allowing the green parts to remain and then don’t touch after that. Prune back all woody Hydrangea paniculata types (Bobo, Limelight, Little Lime, Mega Pearl, PeeGee, Phantom, Pink Diamond, Pinky Winky, Quickfire, Silver Dollar, Tardiva, Unique and Vanilla Strawberry). All of these woodier types can be pruned back by about one third of the tops. Once they start to leaf out do not touch them anymore. Woody tree form Hydrangeas should be pruned uniformly, thinned if necessary, and remove about one third of the head. -Prune evergreen shrubs like Junipers if necessary, but not any Pine trees. - Aerate your lawns. Water, air, and roots cannot penetrate compacted soil and that means your grass will be lacking. Aerating once a year reduces compaction and increases the vigor of your lawn.