Trimming damaged boxwoods
I realize it's not the ideal time of year to trim boxwoods, and that it's advisable not to trim them in the first few years as they get established, but Hurricane Irene did a good bit of water damage to the backside of our boxwoods we planted earlier this summer. They're planted directly in front of our house's front porch. Our porch roof couldn't drain quickly enough during the storm, and a good amount of water went over the porch roof and down the backside of these boxwoods. The front and middle of the shrubs look fine, but the backside is entirely brown and dead. Would you go ahead and trim to remove the dead, or wait until next year?