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Plan and Plant this Summer
6/1/2020 1:00:00 PM
Plan and Plant

Landscapes are beautiful creations that are always changing—plants grow larger, new plants are added and some may die or be lost in storms along the way. Now is a great time to take a look at your home, whether it has existing landscape or not, and develop plans for changes needed to create your at-home oasis. 


First, start by analyzing your landscape needs. Do you need to remove overgrown shrubs, create shade or privacy, change or enlarge an outdoor living area or give your home a more attractive curb appeal? Don’t forget to consider growing conditions such as exposure to sunlight and drainage requirements, as well as future maintenance needs. 


"I recommend you walk through your yard and make notes about your home and yard features—both the ones you’d like to keep and the those you’d like to change,” said Chad Everage with Landscape Management in Lake Charles. "Once you know where you’re starting from, think about where you want to end up. Brainstorm a list of all your different goals, including activities you like to do outdoors and features you’d want your landscaping to have. Things like entertaining guests, enjoying beautiful views, attracting birds or butterflies, requiring low maintenance, using less water or absorbing excess rain, relaxing to the sound of running water, etc.”


Once you know both what you have and what you want, a professional can help you with creating a plan within your budget, helping you set priorities. The primary benefit of using a professional is these experts draw on their knowledge and understanding of various plants and creativity for a unique aesthetic. 


"If you need help developing a design for your yard, our landscape team is here to help from designing a plan, choosing your plants and materials from our nursery’s large inventory, laying out your beds, installing custom features and more,” said Everage. "If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, we can help you map out your plan and deliver your landscape materials to you.” 


If you’re ready to revamp your current landscaping or do a complete new install, call Landscape Management at 337-478-3836, visit www.landscapemenagement.com, or visit their fully stocked nursery at 5005 Cobra Road in Lake Charles.


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