The best time to prune azaleas is soon after they bloom in the spring or early summer. The perfect time is when flowers begin to discolor and shrivel. Cutting them back in late summer, fall, or winter will remove flowerbuds and keep them from blooming. A pair of hand clippers and loppers are all you’ll need. Hand clippers work well on smaller limbs. Loppers can handle larger branches. Remember, less is more when it comes to chopping hunks of beautiful azalea. Allow the plant to do its thing, and just control the size to preference. Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any questions! P.S. Happy national blueberry cheesecake day!!! #matthewslandscapeandpest #shreveportlawncare #bossierlawncare #wefeedgrass #azaleas