Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3 Reasons To Hire Paradise for Your Pool Maintenance

One of the many great luxuries of owning a pool is the convenience of being able to splash around and quickly cool down on hot summer days like this. At Paradise Landscaping - Irrigation & Pool Maintenance, you can count on our team to help keep your pool up and running through the summer. Here are 3 reasons you should hire Paradise Landscaping to maintain your pool through summer so you can enjoy relaxing and spending time with your family and friends.


1. Expense and Pool Equipment

Compared to many other home maintenance expenses, our pool service rates are surprisingly inexpensive, especially when there is pool equipment involved. Parts eventually will need to be repaired or replaced. Trying to save money when equipment is involved is not always a good idea. It is best to hire an experienced pool maintenance professional at the Lake of the Ozarks who will not only maintain the existing equipment to perform at it’s best, but in the event a repair or replacement is needed it will be done in both a quick and efficient manner. Maintaining equipment properly will extend its life, eliminating the need for premature equipment replacement.

2. Cleaning and Filtration

Proper cleaning maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your pool looking and operating its best. We have a ten point checklist that we go by when we maintain your pool to ensure the life of your investment. When we do weekly pool maintenance for you, we inspect equipment to make sure everything is working properly. We also remove debris on top, brush walls and vacuum. To keep the filtration system running smoothly pumps and skimmer baskets will be emptied along with backwashing. These services will keep your pool water both clean and sparkling.

3. Water Testing and Chemical Regulation

The chemical balance of your pool water is extremely important. Any out of balance water can cause eye irritation, rashes and can directly impact one's health. Your trusted Lake of the Ozarks pool professionals will use the most advanced equipment to test and regulate the water chemistry in your pool. Store kits are just not able to give accurate results.

When you're looking for pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, hire the best! We provide excellent service that will help keep your pool swim-ready and make your space beautiful. From pool maintenance, landscape design, and yard maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can take care of all of your outdoor tasks. We'll provide you with reliable, quality service that they can count on. Give us a call at 573-964-6515, we can create and maintain a backyard paradise just for YOU!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Is Doing Your Own Lawn Maintenance Really Worth It?

Sure, you could forego the luxuries of having a professional landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks maintain your lawn for you just to try to save a few bucks. But are you really saving money by doing it yourself? Think about it this way: studies have found that an average person can spend roughly 3.5 years of their lifetime performing lawn care. Now, that may not seem like much, but in the grand scheme of things, that's a lot of time spent on your landscaping when you could be using that time elsewhere. So let's take a look at some of the reasons why doing your own lawn maintenance ISN'T worth the hassle.


Hiring a Professional Saves Money
Now, before you argue that logic, let's take a look at some numbers. On average, a riding lawn mower can cost anywhere from $900 and up. If you have a small yard, you may be able to get away with a push mower - which starts roughly around $200 and goes up. Then you have your detail equipment: a blower- $150, and a weed eater - $100. The total investment adds up, and on top of that, these costs do not include regular maintenance, repairs, and/or gas.

Imagine What You Could Be Using That Time For
Consider this, the average person spends roughly 3.5 years mowing the lawn. That's time you'll miss out on doing things you enjoy doing. You could be spending quality time with family, or using that time to learn a new skill, or even enjoying one of the hobbies you rarely have time for. Additionally, how much money is your time worth?

Avoid Lawn Care Related Injuries
Now, you're probably thinking "how dangerous can mowing the lawn be?" Well, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 80,000 people go to the emergency room each year due to lawn mower injuries. Lawn equipment—including mowers, weed eaters, hedge clippers, and mulchers—are some of the most dangerous items in the household. Also, flammable gas, harmful fumes, and sharp blades moving at over 200 mph, all bring added dangers to this chore. Additionally, being in the sun without protection can have long lasting negative impact on the skin, including cancer and skin disease.

Paradise Landscaping is Experienced in Lawn Care
We have years of experience and have an eye for making lawns look great each and every time. Along with weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off all hard surfaces, we offer a variety of services including turf treatments, tree & shrub fertilization, pruning maintenance, leaf collection & disposal, mulching, power washing, and home check up services. Let the experts of landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks save you time and money by allowing us handle all of your Lake of the Ozarks lawn care needs!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Maintaining Your Paradise is Our Business

Paradise Landscaping works hard to be the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks! We would LOVE to create a perfect paradise for you and your family to enjoy every single day. We stand by our motto, "Maintaining your Paradise is our Business." We specialize in everything from retaining walls, water features, sod, trees and shrubs. We oversee the full maintenance as well as the design, so the only thing you need to concern yourself with is the enjoyment of your personalized paradise. Here are a few techniques we utilize to ensure your paradise perfection.

Experience

Our designer, Rick Harris, has over 46 years of experience within the fields of Horticulture, Retail Garden Center Management, and Landscape Design. With 46 years of experience, he knows how the plants will benefit your paradise, and how big they will become in the future. All of this experience enables Rick to develop ultimate landscape designs at the Lake of the Ozarks through hand drawn schematics in full color. We pride ourselves on the trust and connections obtained through the services and experience we can provide.

Quality

While we realize that computers and modern technology are beneficial, Rick still believes that the time-tested, custom, hand drawn designs are the best. Our designs show a personality, quality and feel that the computer's designs can never match. Our team uses beautiful plants, bushes and shrubs to make your space exceptional. What sets us apart from our competitors is that our team has personal interaction with you, the homeowner. From the very beginning stages to the continued maintenance of your custom design, we make quality our goal and provide you with reliable quality service that you can count on.

Customization

Rick always says, "no landscape design (and therefore the planting of that design) is a custom landscape design without the input of the client". We know that we can create a much better landscape design for you if we can talk to you and get your ideas of what you want. Between Rick, Tim and Bill, our team has over 84 years of combined experience in landscaping, so you know when you call us to create a beautiful, custom space, you're getting the experts in the field.

We do more than just landscaping, too! After our team creates your paradise, we can maintain it with our wonderful landscape maintenance services at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can also provide you with our expertise on maintaining your pool and spa, help with irrigation, and winterize and de-winterize your pool.  Our team would love to provide you with a beautiful customized landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are interested in a landscape design that fits your home and lifestyle, call us at 573-964-6515 for an appointment!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Designing Your Dream Landscape

At Paradise Landscaping, we love creating landscapes that provide you the enjoyment of sitting back and relaxing. There's nothing better than walking out to your backyard and finding beautiful arrangements of plants and peaceful water features. How do we get you to this point though? Here are the three ways we can reach all of your dreams of paradise in your own backyard!


Discuss Your Ideas

We make a point to always include you in your landscape design at the Lake of the Ozarks. We know that we can create a much better landscape design for you if we can talk to you and get your ideas of what you want. You know your yard better than anyone, and you know how you want to enjoy your yard. Our designer, Rick Harris, has been working in the field of horticulture and landscape design for 46 years, and he knows what plants work well in what areas, how large they will get, and how they will influence your yard. So when you want a specific plant included in your design, he will be able to tell you how it will grow, and where would be the best place to put it!

Make the Sketch

With all of Rick's experience, he knows how to use landscape design programs, and visual software, but he still believes that the time tested custom and drawn designs are the best. His beautiful hand drawn designs show a personality and feel that the computerized designs do not. Once we have talked with you to create an idea of what you would like, and what we think would work well in your yard, Rick will create a beautiful sketch to show you how we can transform your yard.

Put Everything Into Action!

After we've accomplished the first two steps, it's time to create your paradise! We will come in and begin planting and landscaping. Our designs are created in such a way that fits your home and your lifestyle. We strive to give you the highest quality and best service at the Lake. After we've created your paradise, don't forget that we can maintain your yard. Our landscape maintenance services allow you the freedom to enjoy your yard, not sweat over it!

We're known as the best landscape design company at the Lake of the Ozarks by no mistake! We care about what you want, and then we make that our priority while creating your backyard paradise. What sets us apart from competitors is that we have personal interaction with you, the homeowner, from the beginning stages to the ongoing landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks. We will provide you with reliable, quality service that you can count on. We also pride ourselves in the trust and connection obtained through these services we can provide. Let our expert landscape designer produce a dream paradise in your backyard!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pet Proof your Yard with Paradise Landscaping

At Paradise Landscaping, we create custom landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks so that you have a perfect paradise to love and enjoy. We realize that a huge part of your family could be cute little Fido and that sometimes, your furry friend can be hard on your lawn. We love him as much as you do, and that's why we're providing you with some great tips to keep your lawn looking fresh and safe for your pet at the same time.


LANDSCAPES VS THE DIGGER
Does your furry friend just LOVE to get out and tear through the dirt looking for animals, insects, or buried toys? We don't blame them! This is a wonderful pastime that dogs are known for, but if you want a beautiful landscape, you'll have to find ways to convince your pet that they would rather dig somewhere else. Some pet owners have found that a large dirt or sandbox specifically for digging enjoyment has helped ease the need for your dog to dig in your flower bed. You can also opt for larger, heavier duty metal landscape edging. This may help keep the mulch in the garden bed, and not your landscape.

DOGSCAPING YOUR YARD
This is an actual term, and it implies exactly what you think it does - creating a space that is safe for your dog. You don't have to do any major renovations or attach a huge price tag to creating this safe space, and with a little help from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Landscapers, your space will be safe in no time.

PROTECTING THE GRASS
Your grass may be at risk when you have a dog, especially if you have a dog run where they continually apply wear and tear to a very specific area in your yard. You'll want a hearty grass that can stand up to the constant running back and forth. Pet urine can also be a factor when your landscape starts looking "ruff." The highly concentrated levels of nitrogen and soluble salts can have a burn effect on lawns. You can keep this to a minimum by washing or spraying the area down with water to help dilute the concentration. If your landscape is showing signs of wear and tear, you can always call Paradise Landscaping. We'll come out and take a look at your landscape and help you work towards creating a green space with fewer patches.

PLANTING PET-SAFE PLANTS
While dogs and cats primarily eat meat, there are occasions where they will eat grass and other plants in your yard. When this happens, you'll want to make sure that the plants you have are not harmful to your pet. You will also want to let us know that you have pets when we start to landscape your yard so that there won't be any chance of us adding something that would be dangerous for them. Here are a few plants and mulches that you want to avoid when you have pets.
  • Daffodil
  • Lily
  • Morning Glory
  • Oleander
  • Sago Palm
  • Cocoa Mulch
  • Pine, Cedar & Hemlock Mulch
  • Rubber Mulch

BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS
At Paradise Landscaping, we know how important your landscape and your pet are to you, and that's why we will help you create a landscape that works with both. We've been creating Lake of the Ozarks landscapes for over 5 years now, and we are proud to continue working with you to create a landscape that will look beautiful for years. Would you like a quote on your next landscaping project? Visit our website to learn more!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Get the Most of Your Summer Nights with Great Landscape Lighting!

Summer is here, and there's no better time to consider landscape lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks than now! With the hot summer days leading into cooler breezy evenings, you'll enjoy sitting out in your personal backyard paradise to watch the fireflies, or enjoy a bonfire. To get the most of summer, even after the sun sets, having appropriate lighting for your walkways and yard is a necessity. Aside from being extremely important, landscape lighting is also extremely beautiful and a perfect way to set the mood. Here are five types of landscape lighting that will perfectly accent your yard.


DECK & PATIO LIGHTS
Adding lighting to the areas where people love to gather and socialize is just as important as providing the space itself. There are many beautiful designs that will compliment your home's style perfectly. From low profile to designer, we can install your deck lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks providing you with many more enjoyable starry nights to come!

WATER FEATURE LIGHTS
Adding lighting to your water features is a perfect way to create the perfect ambiance. The flowing water combined with the lights bouncing off is perfect. These lights aren't just for the aesthetics though, adding lights to your water features allows them to be more visible. Which can help people from tripping into them in the dark.

LOW PROFILE HARDSCAPE LIGHTS
This lighting is unique in the fact that it can be hidden into your hardscapes and walls. It's low profile design is meant to shed light on paths, gardens and walls without attracting attention to the style or design of the fixture itself.

DECORATIVE PATH AND SPREAD LIGHTS
Path & Spread Lighting adds beauty and functionality that illuminates your outdoor walkways and spaces. Tastefully crafted and constructed to endure the elements, Landscape Path & Spread Lights add style, value and safety.

ACCENT LIGHTING
Accent lighting around your home is the perfect way to draw attention to your garden areas, your sitting areas, and any other space in your paradise that you'd like to accentuate. These lights are small, but mighty, with many different styles and colors you'll find that the LED lights will lend perfectly to the atmosphere of your home.

PARADISE LANDSCAPE DESIGN AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS
Having professional landscape lighting installed throughout your lawn can really help to create a beautiful and safe setting for your evening summer fun activities and gatherings! Paradise Landscaping offers the Design Pro LED series of fixtures for virtually every outdoor application. Our team is knowledgeable in landscape designing, from the plants, to the mulch and even the lights. You can rely on our expertise to create a space that will compliment your purposes for it. From entertaining large parties to enjoying a cozy night with your family, there are many reasons to have a space that is comfortable and safe. Landscape lighting is a perfect way to achieve both. Give us a call today and let our team create a perfect paradise in your very own yard!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Irrigation Systems are Home Improvements Worth Having!

Does your Lake of the Ozarks landscaping seem to be lacking something? If you're constantly battling patchiness or really thick spots in your lawn, it may be because of over or under watering. Many residential and commercial property owners run into this problem when trying to keep their grass and landscape green and fresh. Paradise Landscaping has a solution for not wasting water watering sidewalks or missing patches of green turf. Irrigation systems are more efficient than any other form of watering. Take a look at the benefits of installing an irrigation system:


Conserves Time and Water

Watering your landscaping manually can be very time-consuming. Having an irrigation installed will save you that time to do the things you'd rather be doing, like spending time with your family. Irrigation systems typically have timers that you can set to water when you want that will automatically turn off so you don't have to worry about monitoring it closely or wasting water. An irrigation system will put the exact amount of water, in the exact spots, exactly when it is needed.

Preserves Soil Structure and Nutrients

Watering with a hose can cause over watering to your landscaping. As a result, the runoff water can leach nutrients from the soil, leaving your lawn lacking the nutrients it needs to ensure healthy growth. The pressure from water coming from a water hose can also cause the soil to become compacted. This can cause plant roots to suffocate and die. By using an irrigation system to water your landscape, smaller drops of water reach the soil without compacting or washing out nutrients from the soil.

Prevents Disease and Weeds

With a strategically planned out drip irrigation system, you can prevent weed seeds from germinating. If you're watering with a hose it's more difficult to control what you're watering, which means you may be unintentionally watering weeds. With a drip irrigation system you're only watering the plants directly rather than sprinkling the entire area, so you don't have to do so much weeding. This can also prevent leaf disease caused by water droplets on the foliage. Because the water does not strike the leaves or flowers, blight diseases have no chance of taking over.

As you can see an irrigation system is a home improvement project worth considering. Not only will it help maintain a healthy beautiful landscape which you can enjoy with your friends and family, but it’s the most convenient and efficient way to ensure your landscape gets the water it needs without over or under watering. So contact Paradise Landscaping, the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks, to get your landscaping and irrigation design plans started!

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