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Top 5 Reasons for Properly Pruning Your Trees and Shrubs

One thing that many homeowners tend to neglect in their yards is pruning. Not pruning altogether is almost as bad as pruning your trees and bushes ineffectively, as this could end up damaging them. Fortunately, Hernandez Lawnscape is here to offer you pruning services in Baton Rouge, LA.

However, you’ll still need to know when to give us a call to come out and trim your plants. That’s why we’re listing out the top reasons for pruning your trees and shrubs. That way, we can help make sure your yard always looks its best.

Improve Quality of Plant Health

One of the most important reasons for pruning is to improve the health of a dying plant. If you ever notice a section of a plant is injured or diseased, you must take care of the damaged branches as soon as possible. Failing to prune the unhealthy branches in time can lead to the entire tree or bush dying before its time.

Affect Growth Rate

Even if your plant is healthy, pruning can still help improve its overall growth. Making strategic cuts on developing branches can cause a plant to grow even more in a particular area. This can lead to longer, stronger branches, or it could cause a flower or fruit to grow in its place, depending on the type of plant you prune.

Unfortunately, this is a precise process. Trimming the wrong areas can damage or even kill the plant, which is why you need professionals to help with this type of pruning.

Let In More Sunlight

One of the biggest problems with letting your trees and bushes grow freely is that they can cover other nearby plants that don’t stand as tall. Being blocked out from sunlight will quickly kill these plants. Regularly pruning your larger plants will help keep the smaller ones from suddenly dying on you.

Create More Room

Of course, even if you don’t have to worry about keeping your smaller plants alive, there’s a good chance that your trees and shrubs will eventually get in your way. Whether it’s the pathway to your front door or a narrow passage that you need to mow through, these plants can quickly cover areas you need to reach. Pruning on a regular schedule will keep this problem from occurring.

Enhance Appearance

The final reason to prune your trees and bushes properly is simply for aesthetic purposes. Unkempt plants don’t look nearly as good as regularly pruned ones. A good example of this is privacy hedges. Hedges that you don’t prune will lose their perfect shape quickly.

If you want to take pruning to a higher level, you can shape your bushes into recognizable objects. Obviously, this will be much harder to upkeep, but if you go through with it, the results will speak for themselves.


At Hernandez Lawnscape, your satisfaction is our highest priority. We want our clients to be 100% satisfied with every project and service that offer.

To ensure this level of satisfaction, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are ever not 100% Satisfied with our work, simply contact us and we will make it right Free of Charge. That’s how sure we are that you will love the work we do.



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Whether you are a residential customer who needs a weekly lawn mowing, or a commercial client who needs regular maintenance. We have you covered!

Jamie W.

Jamie W.

"I approached Mr. Hernandez several years ago (2014?) whenever I saw the detailed work he was doing at my neighbor's house. After talking with him for just a minute, I felt confident that his business was right for me. Since that day, he has been maintaining my lawn and my grandmother's, and a couple of years ago he began maintaining my parents' property, as well. ... I could not be more pleased with Hernandez Lawnscape. Excellent service all around...5 stars!"

Sonya Aydell

Sonya Aydell

“They have provided lawn care for us for about three years. We couldn’t ask for better workers. They always go a step beyond what I expect and consistently provide excellent service. Mr. Hernandez is honest and trustworthy and provides strong leadership for his company. I highly recommend his company.”

Raul Zarazua

Raul Zarazua

"I have been using them for over 5 years. They are honest, responsible and good people to work with. Mr. Hernandez is always fair and follows through with his projects."

Mary Lynn

Mary Lynn

"Gerrardo Has been 100% reliable and does a great job on my lawn!"

Charlene Diaz

Charlene Diaz

"I have been using Hernandez Landscaping for a few years now and he always does a great job!! Highly recommend!!"

Josue Lopez

Josue Lopez

"Mr. Hernandez has done an incredible job. He has served my family and I landscaping needs for a long time now. If you are looking to keep a well manicured lawn, this is the company for you. I absolutely recommend them. Thank you Mr. Hernandez for all you do."

Christy Reeves

Christy Reeves

"We used Hernandez Lawnscape to clean up our lawn after the winter months and provide regular maintenance for our yard. They were outstanding. Very responsive and thorough. But the value was also outstanding. A fair price for the work. I like that they take a lot of pride in their work and want to be sure the customer is happy. I am very pleased and will continue to use them for as long as they maintain this high quality workmanship."


Glen Kirby

"Crew showed up when they were supposed to. They have a lot of knowledge about plants and did a great job trimming and cleaning up our flower beds. They also trimmed out trees and cleaned up the mess quite well. I am very happy with their work and the conversations we have had. They had quoted me an extremely fair price for the work they were to do and they did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this company for all your landscaping needs!"

Our Service Area

Hernandez Lawnscape services Baton Rouge neighborhoods like Lafitte Hill, Highland Lakes, Oakbrook, Goodwood West, Meadowpark, Riverbend, South Baton Rouge, Pollard Estates, & Capital Heights as well as the surrounding area like Prarieville, Shenandoah and beyond. Unsure if we service your area? Give us a call and speak with one of our expert staff. They will be glad to check your address, and if you are in our area, schedule service for any of your lawn care needs!

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