Friday, March 24, 2017

The 411 on Landscape Flooding

If you look at the forecast, we have a lot of rain headed our way. While this could change without warning (because we're in the Midwest, the weather doesn't obey *wink*), it could even rain more than expected. At Paradise Landscaping, we are the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we want to give you tips and things you can expect and look for when you get a lot of rain on your landscape.


Landscape Damage

When your landscape gets too much water it can become flooded - especially with landscapes that are made up of too much clay. It's important to be aware of your landscape when it becomes flooded because you won't want to drag anything across it. If you can keep from walking across it as well, that would be beneficial. If your lawn gets flooded too often, or even when there is very little rain you may have a drainage issue. Paradise Landscaping would be able to come in and take a look to find where the drainage issue is occurring and we can help you fix it.

Be Aware of Disease

When too much water sits in your landscape, you could be at risk for disease in your plants. It starts in the roots, causing them to rot and can then lead to a diseased yard. You can tell this is happening when you start to notice yellow patches in your yard. Once a fungus sets in, it can be hard to repair it, and generally, the only option is to reseed it in the fall. Too much water can also cause shallow root growth because they don't have to go down deep to find water. Shallow root growth can then cause the grass to become stressed, which can make it more prone to damage from insects as well.

Fill Up On Fertilizer

Because your landscape is getting too much water, there are many vital nutrients that are being washed away. They won't have the chance to be absorbed into the root system, and then your lawn will start to fade quickly. You'll want to use plenty of fertilizer to help compensate for the lack of nutrients. At Paradise Landscaping, we can help you find the correct fertilizer for your landscaping as well as apply it for you.


Your Landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks

From all projects, large or small, the Paradise Landscaping team can assist you. Visit our website to learn more about our landscaping services at the Lake of the Ozarks and how we can help prepare you for the spring and summer season. Changing seasons can be hard on your plants -  but that doesn't mean your landscaping has to suffer. Let our team maintain your paradise all through the year and help you achieve the look you're dreaming of.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Let Us Help You Prepare for Spring

While it may not feel like it, spring is certainly coming! In fact, the first day of spring is only FIVE days away! While March 20th may not seem like it should be the first day of spring, you'll be surprised what a few days can do to the temperature. With spring on it's way, it's time for you to start thinking about your landscape. Here at Paradise Landscaping, we are ready for the warm months to get here so we can start showing some TLC to your space. Here are a few ways we can help get your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks ready for spring!


Initial Prep Work

After the threat of snow is gone, it's time for us to start getting busy on your Lake of the Ozarks landscape. We can start by raking your yard to remove any of the leftover twigs, leaves, needles, and other debris. There's nothing better than a clean slate to get your landscape started off on the right foot.

Seeding

After we've gotten your space cleared up and ready to go, it's time to take a close look at your landscape and determine if there are any areas that need some touch up. If the grass looks thin and patchy, we can seed the space and make it look beautiful. If you don't know what type of grass you've used, we can help you determine what would work. Do you need your whole lawn reseeded? We can help with that, too!

Watering

Your lawn needs enough water to reach the plant roots. If you are concerned with the irrigation in your landscape, don't forget that we offer the best irrigation services at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can install and maintain the system as well as winterize is at the end of the season. Hire us for hassle-free landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Mowing

Maintaining a lawn mower can be a lot of extra work. From checking the oil and gas levels, making sure the blades are sharp, and keeping it safe from critter through the winter. Not to mention, once you have the mower ready to go, you still have to mow the ENTIRE yard. Let Paradise Landscaping help you with landscape maintenance. Our team can come out and mow your yard, as well as take care of trimming, edging, and more.

Mulching

This isn't just the finishing touch for your landscape - it's vital to the life of your plants. You want to use a high-quality mulch, and you'll want to make sure a good fertilizer is applied before mulching. Our team of experts can assist by providing the best mulch and fertilizer for your landscape, and then take care of laying it around the trees, bushes, dormant flowers, and more.

Pruning

Pruning is vital to the health of your plants, trees, and bushes. Cut away all dead and damaged branches, prune your fruit trees before they bloom, and prune flowering trees and shrubs after they bloom.

Your Landscape Team at the Lake of the Ozarks

Trust the team that can do the job right. Our landscape team is highly trained with experience in landscape design and maintenance, as well as supporting efforts like irrigation and pool maintenance. Don't get bogged down this summer with chores that can be given to someone else. Make plans to enjoy your summer and your landscape and let the professionals handle the dirty work - literally! Visit our website to learn more about our services, and don't forget to call us at  573-964-6515 TODAY!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Preparing For Pool Season

It hardly seems possible that we're already preparing for the pool season, but it's going to be here before you know it. At Paradise Landscaping - Irrigation & Pool Maintenance, you can count on our team to not only help you get your pool up and running but keep it going all through the summer. Here are a few ways we can help you start up and maintain your pool through summer so you can focus on enjoying your space and relaxing and playing with your family and friends.


Pool Services

Proper maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your pool looking and operating its best. We have a ten-point checklist that we rely on to help ensure the life of your investment. While we offer many services in regards to your pool, and one of those is going to need to be performed soon - the de-winterization of your pool. There are many details you'll want to check before you even start your pool up. From cracks in the surface to leaks in the pipes, you want to make sure everything is operating at its prime before you even turn the pump on. At Paradise Landscaping, we also offer offsite storage for your pool cover. You don't have to have the fear of pulling your cover out at the end of the season and finding that it went through dry rot, was punctured, or damaged in any way. We will keep it safe, and have it ready at the end of the summer.

Pool Maintenance

Maintaining your pool can be a complicated and time-consuming process, in fact, it can take hours. Especially if you are experiencing problems. We provide the best pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to help you keep your pool in tip-top condition. Here are just a few of the ways we can help you maintain your pool through the summer:

  • Maintain chemical balance/salt or chlorine levels
  • Inspect equipment to make sure everything is working properly
  • Vacuum & clean skimmers & pump strainers
  • Backwash filters

Do you want to learn more about the way we can maintain a pool at the Lake of the Ozarks? Visit our website, or give us a call at 573-964-6515.

Count on Paradise to Create YOUR Paradise

From pools to landscaping, we know how important it is to you to be able to relax in your yard. From relaxing by the pool to playing games on the lawn - your yard is where memories are made. Don't let those memories be focussed around chores, landscape maintenance, pool care, or even the pool being down for the year because of malfunctions. Trust the team who can keep your pool running with the best pool repair at the Lake of the Ozarks and help you have an amazing summer!


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Friday, March 3, 2017

3 Advantages to Landscape Maintenance

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Do you think of kicking back by the pool, drinking a cold beverage, and admiring your beautiful landscape? Or do you think of hot sweaty days, spending hours on the lawn mower, covered in grass cuttings, and dehydration? If the latter is your idea of summer - Paradise Landscaping would like you to think again! Treat yourself this year to a landscape that "takes care of itself" by hiring our team of guys to provide the best lawn care maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are three advantages to hiring a lawn maintenance team and why you'll never want to go a summer without it.


Save YOU Money!

If you've ever looked at the price of lawn equipment, you probably know it costs an arm and a leg to get all of the tools you'll need. From a mower and edger to mulch and fertilizer - caring for your own lawn can be costly. Not to mention, you'll have tools that need to be winterized through the cold season, and you'll just be wasting space for 3-4 months out of the year. At Paradise Landscaping, we have everything needed to make your landscape look incredible. We can also fertilize your lawn when the appropriate time comes about, keep the hedges trimmed and beautiful, and even rake up the leaves when fall arrives.

Save YOU Hassle!

It can take a lot of effort to care for your lawn. Even if you only do the bare minimum and mow the grass when it starts to get long, you could be spending hours in the hot sun. Save yourself some effort and actually ENJOY your landscape. Let us do the heavy lifting, long hours of mowing, and planting so you can kick back and enjoy the view. Our goal is to create a paradise for you - and while part of that is in appearance, the other part is in knowing you don't have to do anything but admire it.

Save YOU Time!

Mowing isn't the only time-consuming aspect of your landscape. Mulching, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, and leaf blowing can all cost you HOURS of time. This is the time that you could be spending with your family enjoying your space. Use your summer afternoons and nights to make memories with your family. Play games in the backyard, watch the clouds drift by, jump in the pool, play fetch with the dog, and enjoy a night around the fire watching the stars. These are the memories you'll want to look back and remember. Not hours spent on the mower cutting the grass.

Landscape Maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks

Our team can complete a variety of tasks that include but aren't limited to weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off all hard surfaces. We also offer other services like turf treatments, tree and shrub fertilization, pruning maintenance, leaf collection & disposal, mulching, power washing, and home check up services. Let our team take on the dirty work while you enjoy your paradise. Visit our website to learn more about the services that our Lake of the Ozark landscapers provide - and give us a call at 573-964-6515 to get on the list!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Guide to Landscape Lighting

For many, landscape lighting may seem like a luxury - but we would like to present the case that in many yards - it's a necessity. At Paradise Landscaping, we believe every landscape should be a place that you enjoy relaxing in. We also realize that LED lighting around your landscape and water features are not only beautiful but an important safety feature of your home or business as well. Here are a few things you should know about the benefits of landscape lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Safety

Summer nights in the backyard are great ways to make memories - but sometimes they can be unhappy when filled with slips, trips, and falls. Night time visibility is low, and when trying to navigate your yard without lighting, it can become dangerous. At Paradise Landscaping, we can install many types of landscape lights to help increase the visibility and create safe places in your landscape.

Security

While the Lake of the Ozarks is a safe place to live - no matter where you are, there can be the chance for intruders. Especially when homes are left vacant through the winter months and unattended. Exterior lighting can help deter crime and offer valuable protection even after the sun goes down.

Functionality

Landscape lighting can help make your backyard a functional place. Don't stop doing what you love just because you can't see in the space. Enjoy the warm summer nights this year, and enjoy the view when you have LED lights installed all around.

Beauty

Landscape lighting immediately adds beauty to your space. It can complement and highlight all of the beautiful areas that are around your space. While certain spaces are normally in the dark, you can bring attention to their beauty even in the evenings.

Dimension

If you feel like the outside of your home is a bit bland - we can use a combination of specific lighting techniques to create a space that you'll love. We can create dramatic focal points around your home and highlight all of the best features of your home.

Financial Return

Did you know that professional landscape lighting systems have been proven to increase the value of the home? In fact, landscaping lighting can add roughly 30% to the value of your home. Even more important, 50% of all homebuyers say that outdoor lighting is important when buying a home.

Lake of the Ozarks Landscape Lighting

Paradise Landscaping is a preferred vendor of Kichler LED lighting. From the latest intelligent LED options to traditional incandescent choices, we offer Kichler's complete landscape collection and it delivers exactly what you need. From decorative path and spread lights to low profile hardscape lights and everything in between - we would love to help you improve your space.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7 Gardening Trends for 2017

We're already into the second month of 2017, but that doesn't mean you are too late to start planning your outdoor spaces. This year could be the year you accomplish your gardening goals, and the team at Paradise Landscaping wants to help. By looking at what is trending for landscapes and gardening, you can get an idea of what you would like to see and make it easier to tell us what you want. Here are a few things that you may want to keep in mind as you start working with the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Mimicking Nature

There will always be room for landscapes that are either very well manicured or left to have a slightly wilder, natural look. Though, in 2017 you will see natural elements start to make their way into your backyard paradise. Large rocks, boulders, and untouched hedges are going to become more popular.

2. Bold Colors

Vintage, pastel color have been popular in the past, and while they won't disappear altogether - individuals are looking for bright colors, too. When we say bright colors, we mean bright! Brilliant oranges, hot reds, bold yellows, rich purples and even bi-colored versions will be flooding the landscapes this year.

3. Luxury That Comes In Small Packages

The days of large, impressive shrubs and trees in an expansive landscape won't be the only place that you see impressive and luxurious plants. As many homeowners have small lots where their home sits, they are needing to find more creativity in the plants they use - but that doesn't change the fact that they're looking for elegance. Smaller versions of beautiful plants can be found, and your Lake of the Ozarks landscapers are ready to help you design a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks!


4. Adapting to Different Climates

In Missouri, the climate can be as confusing as it is beautiful. Some days in February are 80° while other days in May could be snowing. Because of this, a popular trend will be finding plants that can adapt to many different types of weather. Sometimes you'll want something that can survive drought, while other times, you'll want something that can stand up to cold winters.

5. Potted Plants

Whether it's because you're looking for a clean design, or wanting something that's easy to maintain, a popular trend is for a statement plant to be displayed in a pot. Sometimes this could be a large shrub, other times it could be a beautiful rose bush - no matter what your style, we can help you find the best plants for your planter, and put them in the best locations around your home. 

6. Edible Gardening

Gardens aren't just for looks anymore, as homeowners would also like their plants to help serve a purpose as well. If you would like to incorporate edible items into your landscape, let us know! We can help you create a space that achieves all of your goals. 

7. Color Transformers

Shrubs can hold the backbone of design because they are beautiful all year round. There are some fun conifers that can add some magic to your space as they change colors throughout the year. From the summery green to many rainbows of colors in the winter. We can help you incorporate plants that experience a seasonal shift in color.


Your Lake of the Ozarks Landscape

Now is the time to start planning your dream landscape. At Paradise Landscaping, we work with you to create a space that is equally beautiful and practical. We listen to your desires for your space, and then our landscape designer, Rick Harris, uses his 45+ years of experience to assist you in the creation of your space - whether you want something trendy, classic, or practical. Visit our website to learn more about our services, and don't forget to follow our social media accounts to stay in touch.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Preparing For Pool Season

It may still seem like the middle of winter, but there are still many days that tempt us to think that spring is right around the corner. Memorial Day is only 110 days away, and we can’t wait to kick back and soak up the sun, poolside! Your landscaping team at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to remind you that landscapes aren’t all we specialize in. We are also your pool maintenance team at the Lake of the Ozarks. From maintenance to service repairs we can help with it all. Here are a few ways we can help you prepare your pool for the summer season.


Check For Repairs

Depending on how your pool was winterized, there could still be some necessary repairs. At Paradise Landscaping, we provide a 24-hour emergency service so that when you find something wrong, we can be there. We will do an inspection to find and fix leaks in your pool. We can also fix and replace the pumps and motors and filters. All of these are important to the success of your swimming season. We can also provide pool epoxy painting when you find that the surface of your pool need repaired. Does you pool deck need some tender loving care? We can paint it and keep it looking fresh and beautiful.

De-Winterizing

Not only can we look for repairs, but we can de-winterize your pool. It’s important to de-winterize it properly so that nothing is overlooked. Not to mention, we also provide off-site storage for your winter cover. There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of your pool season to find that some rodents made their new home in your cover or it got caught on something sharp and tore over the summer. We can store it for you, and have it ready for winterizing at the end of the season.

Weekly Maintenance For Your Pool & Spa

A pool can be a huge time investment. From the chemicals to the cleaning, you can spend more time caring for your pool than actually enjoying it. That’s why Paradise Landscaping provides weekly pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can maintain the chemical balance, and salt or chlorine levels, as well as inspect the equipment to make sure that everything is working properly. We will also vacuum and clean the skimmers, pump strainers, and backwash the filters.

Pool Service at the Lake of the Ozarks

Proper maintenance is a crucial part of keeping you pool looking and operating it’s best. We have a ten-point checklist to ensure the life of your investment. At Paradise Landscaping, we care about your pool as we do abut your custom landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks. We want you to be able to enjoy the spaces of your landscape, without having to worry about maintaining them. Visit our website to learn more about services and give us a call today to get on our weekly maintenance list.

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