How to Make Your Landscape in Lafayette LA Look Good

There is no doubt that when landscaping one wants to save money, as well as have an attractive property. Not only can landscaping help you beautify your home, but it can also provide a source of satisfying exercise in the fresh air. When you take care of your yard on your own, it is possible to save money and to improve your physical conditioning. But if the landscape turns out to look bad, then that is so much time and money wasted. However, it is possible to ensure a better-looking landscape by following a few tips that can help you take better care of your yard.

Know your soil type

Young Land Designs | Lafayette LA | Landscape. Landscaping, Lawn CareSome plants thrive in soil with more acidity, and others prefer a little more alkali. Additionally, sandy soil and clay soil, as well as the presence of a loamy soil, can make a difference in what types of plants will thrive in a landscape. You should have your soil evaluated to determine what types of vegetation should be planted on your property. When you purchase plants that will succeed in the soil conditions present in your yard, then you make a wiser money decision, and you end up with a more attractive landscape. If there are plants that you would like to use in your soil, but the soil is not quite ideal, it is possible to improve the soil to proper conditions. You need only add mulch or peat, or to add crushed limestone or clamshells, depending upon what you hope to accomplish. If there is not a great difference in what you have and what you hope to achieve, it is possible to make soil adjustments to be more accommodating.

Understand how much space each of the plants need

There are some plants that require more room for their root systems than others. If you choose one plant that tends to grow everywhere, and you do not have adequate space, you will find that your other plants may be crowded out or that they may choke and die. Also, make sure you understand the spacing requirements for between plants. Many shrubs and small trees need to be planted at least three to four feet apart to have enough room to grow.

Use native plants in your landscape design

One of the most effective things you can do to ensure a good-looking yard is to make use of native plants. Find out what plants grow best in your area, and what plants are indigenous to the region. This way you will already be ahead, in that you know that the plants you choose are adapted to the climate. You will not have to struggle against natural inclinations to keep your landscape looking beautiful. If you due use non-native plants, assure yourself that they come from a place that shares a climate similar to the one in which you live.

Plan your landscape around different blooming times

How to Make Your Landscape in Lafayette LA Look Good | Young Land Designs | Lafayette LA | Landscape. Landscaping, Lawn CareDifferent plants bloom at various times throughout the year. If all of the plants in your landscape are at their most attractive all at the same time, then your yard will look beautiful for a few weeks each year, but quite possible ugly the rest of the year. One way to help avoid this is to choose attractive bushes and shrubs that look good green, but also have some sort flower. However, it is a good idea to stagger plants among each other. Plant tulips and crocus among later-blooming plants so that in early spring the bulbs bloom, and then when those flowers time is up, the next plants will be in bloom. In this way the cycle of your landscape is in keeping with the seasons and looks attractive all year round.

Use mulch around shrubs, bushes and trees. Mulch can help the ground around shrubs, bushes, and trees look more attractive. Not only does the mulch cover the ground (often looking better than dirt), but they also help keep in moisture, repel weeds, and provide natural food as they break down. Likewise, attractive groundcover like chicks and hens placed around trees and shrubs can make the area more interesting and pleasing to the eye.

If you are looking for knowledgeable help with an expert touch and a friendly, budget understanding professional landscaping company in the Lafayette LA area, contact Young’s Land Designs.  With over 15 years of landscaping design and maintenance experience, Young’s Land Designs has expertise to beautify your home in South Louisiana.

We encourage every homeowner to learn more about Landscaping and Lawn Care.  If you run into trouble, hit a snag or just want a more professional look, contact Young’s Land Designs at (337) 852-6860.

Our Services Include, but not limited to:

Landscape Services in Lafayette LA

  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Fertilizing
  • Weed Prevention
  • Clean Outs
  • Mulching
  • Hardscaping
  • Walkways and Pavers
  • Flower Beds
  • Retaining Walls
  • And more

Lawn Care Services in Lafayette LA

  • Mowing
  • Trimming
  • Edging
  • Blowing
  • Lawn Fertilizing
  • Sodding
  • Weed Prevention
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • And more


Young Land Designs

Landscape & Lawn Care Company in Lafayette LA

(337) 852-6860

226 Bourque Road
Lafayette, LA 70506

Young Land Designs

Landscape & Lawn Care in Lafayette LA


226 Bourque Road
Lafayette, LA 70506

Business Hours

Mon – Sat:  8am – 5pm
Sun:  8am – 12pm