In early to mid-spring cut back the previous year's flowering stems to within one or two buds of the older woody framework. Also remove any thin, weak or dead growth.
Fuchsia may need cutting back to near ground level. This stimulates development of strong new growth on which flowers will be produced in late summer.
Pruning as early in spring as possible will give the maximum growing period for the young shoots. Evergreens require a slightly different approach.
After pruning, mulch and feed.
Overgrown shrubs may need renovation.