Wednesday, August 24, 2016

5 Reasons to Hire a Lawn Maintenance Company

At Paradise Landscaping, we don't just create the most beautiful custom landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks - we also maintain them as well. Landscape maintenance is a great way to take advantage of enjoying your lawn, without having to do the backbreaking work it takes to keep it looking so nice. At Paradise Landscaping, we provide many services, from irrigation maintenance to pool maintenance, but today we'd like to share a few reasons why you would love to have your lawn maintained by us.

You Can Trust The Experts

If you've ever tried to do any landscaping on your own, we're sure you realized not too long after starting that there is a lot involved. Not just in tools, but also in knowledge. You have to know the right time to plant when to water them, how to fertilize them, and even where in your landscaping to plant them. This also doesn't include the tools that you'll need to achieve the look you desire. At Paradise Landscaping, we have been creating and maintaining landscapes for over 80 combined years, and we bring that experience into your landscape every time we come to work on it.

Save Yourself The Time & Energy

Do you have a large yard? How long does it take you to mow your yard? This summer we've had a great combination of rain and sun, to create beautiful landscapes that are still green almost all the way through August - on the flipside, you won't get a break from mowing with this type of weather. Just because the weather has been wet, doesn't mean it's been cool, so we're sure you realized halfway through your yard that you still have a lot to go, and you're already dripping with sweat. Depending on the size of your yard, you could be mowing it every week, and it could take HOURS each time.

When you hire a yard maintenance team at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can save you time and energy by taking care of the basic needs of your yard for you. Now you can use that time to be doing what you love, instead of riding around in the sun all day.

Routine Care is Performed On Time

From irrigation maintenance to hedge trimming, there are a several maintenance needs that should be performed on a routine basis. If they aren't completed on time, you could find yourself with a tangled mess of bush branches and an irrigation system that isn't working properly. At Paradise Landscaping, 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, mulching, power washing, and home check up services.

Seasonal Maintenance Doesn't Go Undone

Every season has a different chore that must be completed if you want to keep your landscape looking lush. In the summer you have to make sure your plants are watered and trimmed appropriately. In the fall, you may want to reseed your yard, have your leaves raked up and disposed of, or even plant new trees. In the winter your landscape may go dormant, but that doesn't mean you won't have anything to do. If it snows or ices, you'll want to find someone who can remove these from your driveway so you can safely make your way to work. In the spring you'll want to be sure that everything is mulched, pruned, cleaned up from winter, and ready to spring up on time! There is no end to the chores that need to be accomplished, but when you hire a lawn maintenance service, we can take care of these for you.

It's A Good Investment

Finally, it's a good investment of your time and money. If you try to go at this on your own, not only will you have to buy all of the supplies, but you'll have the time invested in it. When you hire a lawn maintenance service, you can trust that we will bring the necessary supplies so they won't take up room in your garage, but we can also be much more efficient with our time because we've done this many times before and are less prone to accidents or mistakes.

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Every season has a new need for lawn maintenance, trust us, we know! If you're ready to work with the landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks who knows how to achieve your goals, but also create a perfect paradise just for you, visit our website at

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Services at Paradise Landscaping

At Paradise Landscaping, we make it a point to provide the best landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we have many other services as well! Our goal is to provide you with quality care and a landscape that exceeds your expectations. We want to create a perfect paradise for you, and sometimes that involves more than just renovating the backyard. Sometimes it just involves maintaining it. Here are some of the services we provide that you can take advantage of.


Keep your landscape lush with an irrigation system. Proper irrigation is needed to assist in the growing and maintenance of landscapes during periods of inadequate rainfall.

Pool Services - 24 Hour Emergency Service

Proper maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your pool looking and operating its best. We have a ten-point checklist to ensure the life of your investment.
Pool & Spa Weekly Maintenance
Maintain chemical balance / Salt or Chlorine levels
Inspect equipment to make sure everything is working properly
Vacuum & clean skimmers, pump strainers
Backwash filters

Winterizing & De-Winterizing Services for Your Pool

Not only can we properly de-winterize and winterize a Lake of the Ozarks pool, but we also offer offsite storage for winter covers. You can get everything you need at just one location.

Pool Repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks

  • Find and fix leaks
  • Fix and replace pumps and motors and filters 
  • Pool Epoxy Painting 
  • Pool deck painting 
  • Call for details 

Snow Removal

It may not be snow season yet, but it's coming faster than you may think! We provide commercial & residential snow removal so you don't have to. We have top of the line equipment that can get the job done quickly without having to dig your snow shovel out and spend days of back breaking work clearing your driveway.

Yard Maintenance Services at the Lake of the Ozarks

Landscape Maintenance

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.

Pool Maintenance

Proper maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your pool looking and operating its best. We have a ten-point checklist to ensure the life of your investment. Call for details!

Irrigation Maintenance

We offer full irrigation service and repairs on all brands, which includes cleaning valves, heads, and flushing out lines. Winterization and de-winterization, as well as seasonal adjustments, are all part of our comprehensive irrigation maintenance service.

Landscape Services at the Lake of the Ozarks

Don't waste the rest of your summer hauling heavy hoses, dragging out the mower, or digging through your yard for an irrigation leak. Let our team come out and take care of these things for you. We are the best at the Lake and we can't wait to come out and show you how perfect your paradise can be with a little bit of paradise magic!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

FAQs About Water Features

Have you ever felt like your yard was lacking something? Most likely it's lacking a water garden! Water features have the wonderful ability to make your yard instantly feel like a spa and give you feelings of peace and relaxation. While they are beautiful to look at, they can seem intimidating if you've never had something like that before.

How much maintenance is involved with a water garden?

We can create a water feature that involves as much maintenance as you would like. From a few minutes a day if you have fish, to a few minutes a month. The best part is, you can have all of the joys of a water garden without the maintenance by hiring the best landscape maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Will my water garden increase the mosquito population?

It will not. Water gardens are designed to be continually moving, and mosquitos don't lay their eggs in moving water, only stagnant. If something happens and your water garden needs repairs, give us a call so we can get it up and running quickly.

What size water garden should I build?

This is all based on your preference and the size of your yard. From small fountains to large gardens the sky is the limit with possibilities. We can't wait to see what you would like to do in your yard, and help you create the perfect paradise.

How long do water gardens last?

Water gardens are built to last when cared for properly. Pieces of your garden will need to be replaced occasionally. Sometimes the pumps or hoses fail, sometimes things may need to replace but in the end, your water feature is built to last.

Do my pumps need to be run continually?

You will want to keep them running for as long as you want to keep the water feature. Every water feature is different, though. If you have a fountain you can easily keep the water running, or turn it off. Be aware that when you turn it off, you are allowing water to sit, and this can be a breeding ground for bacteria and insects. If you have a water garden, you will want to keep it running continually unless you are winterizing it, in which case you'll be removing the water so it shouldn't affect the quality.

Landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks

From beautiful gardens to well-manicured lawns, Paradise Landscaping makes it a point to care for your yard. Are you ready to see what a beautiful water feature can do your for your landscape? Visit our website to see more samples of our work, and learn more about our landscape design at the Lake of the Ozarks. We would love to create a perfect paradise just for you.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Why Should You Want a Custom Landscape?

I guess the real question is, why shouldn't you want a custom landscape? When you step outside on your porch for morning coffee or pull into your driveway in the afternoon, there's nothing better than seeing a nicely manicured lawn that was created just for you. At Paradise Landscaping, we realize that every landscape is different and that it just won't do to have a cookie cutter lawn. Here are a few reasons why you'll LOVE your custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks.

It's Unique to YOU

One of the best things about a custom landscape is that we can create anything your heart desires, within the limits of your land. Have you always wanted a garden that attracts birds and butterflies? We can add that to your space. If you entertain a lot and would like a space that matches your personality, we can create a custom firepit area with stone seating, and a perfect spot for the grill. Basically, the possibilities are endless, and we want YOUR input!

It Works For Your Yard

In many cases, landscapes need more than just pretty details added. Sometimes they need some major renovation done. Maybe water always gathers at the lowest spot of your yard and makes it impossible to grow grass there. Maybe the way your landscape lays, water is always rushing into your home and against your foundation. When you work with a landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks that does custom work, we can help you work around details in your yard that may be causing problems before making them pretty.

We Have the Experience

Rick Harris, our designer, has 46 years of experience in the field of Horticulture, Retail Garden Center Management, and Landscape Design. That's 46 years of learning and knowing what and how large plants will become. All of this experience assists Rick in developing hand drawn landscapes in full color ... these are the ultimate landscape designs. While he has kept up with the times, learning landscape design on computers and visual software, he still believes that the time-tested custom hand drawn designs are the best. His hand drawn designs show a personality and feel that the computerized designs do not.

Hire Paradise Landscaping

As Rick 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 our clients if we can talk to them and get their ideas of what they want. So if you are interested in a landscape design that fits your home and lifestyle – call Rick for an appointment!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Landscaping Trends That We LOVE

Just like fashion, home decor and even food has seasonal favorites and trends that they follow, landscaping does too! Every season, people find something new that they just HAVE to have in their landscape, and there are always trends that we see come and go. At Paradise Landscaping, we keep up with the trends so that you don't have to! Our team doesn't just create a custom landscape design at the Lake of the Ozarks, we create something that will stand the test of time, and be a comfort to you and your family as you enjoy the outdoor spaces. Here are a few trends we've seen this year and how you can use them in your space!

Impact Lighting

Landscape lighting has always had a foot in the door with trends, but it's really improving it's game this year. Homeowners across the country are adding landscape lighting to their water features, their gardens, walkways, stairways and more. Not only can this improve the safety of your yard because anyone walking through it can see where their going to adequate confidence of where they are stepping.

Wonderful Water Features

Now more than ever, people are wanting water features in their yard. They add a special atmosphere to your landscape that can't be achieved without it. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also provide a lovely sound. Many people love the sound of running water because it can ease stress levels, just imagine how relaxing it would be to have this beautiful feature in your yard!

Local Little Details

Just like shopping local has become a trend in the last few years, it's also trendy to utilize local materials for your landscaping. Instead of selecting an exotic stone pavers from another country, home owners are more apt to include stone from the local area. The same is applied to the trees and even flowers. By using local landscaping details, not only are you improving the surrounding area by not incorporating strange plants, but you are reiterating local beauty.

Lush Living Spaces

This has been increasing in popularity for a while now, but it's not going anywhere for a while either! When someone either wants to buy a new house, or wants to revamp their current landscape, an area for entertaining is becoming a must. If you want to sell your home in the future, adding one now can be a wonderful investment in your home! Think of grilling spaces, firepits, and patios with a space for seating. All of these are what create a great atmosphere in your Lake of the Ozarks landscape.

Waterfront Entertaining

While home owners love to have a space to entertain, they are loving the availability of a lake view. Thankfully, when you are looking for a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can snag a home with a view. Even if it's not a waterfront view, and view in general will really make a great impression on your landscape living area.

Keeping Your Landscaping on the Cutting Edge

At Paradise Landscaping, we specialize in creating a space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. While being trendy isn't our first goal, we do know that if you want to sell your home, you'll want to have a place that makes as much of an impact on the outside as it does on the inside. Visit our website to learn more about our services, like landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks and how we can help you create a perfect backyard paradise.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Love Your Landscaping Through the Heat Wave

If you think it feels hot outdoors, imagine what your landscaping must think! It's pretty common this time of year to get high temperatures and somewhat scorched landscapes, but there are a few ways we can help you avoid damage. At Paradise Landscaping, we understand how much effort has been put into your paradise, and we don't want to see it wither away in the hot summer sun any more than you do. Thankfully, our landscape maintenance services at the Lake of the Ozarks can help your landscape look great, and keep you from having to risk a heat stroke! Here are a few things that can be done to protect the plants you've been enjoying all season long.

Be Strategic About Water

Can you hear your landscape crying out to you for water? Don't worry, even if it starts to look a little brown, turf grasses are meant to go dormant in high heat, it's the way they protect themselves. Once there's a little bit of rain and cooler weather you'll see them perk up in no time. Also remember that the best time to have your landscape watered is in the morning. If you water in the late afternoon the water will just evaporate and you can risk some plants getting scorched. If you water in the evening your plants will be left with too much water on them over the evening and could be at risk for molds and fungi.

Your Lawn Doesn't Need A Buzz Cut

By keeping your lawn a little longer in the summer, you can help reduce the stress on your turf. "Scalping" a lawn is what happens when you mow off more than one-third of the grass's height and can be a dreadful mistake for your landscaping. It can leave it more prone to invasion by weeds and less able to cope with the hot weather.

Be Observant

Did you know that you can recognize stress in your plants? Thankfully, that's why you hire the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks, because we can tell if your plants are needing a little TLC or not. If your plants are stressed, or look thirsty, we can tell based on the color and way that the leaves hang. If the blossoms and leaves start to fall to the ground, that is a key indicator that there could be something wrong, and it's most likely traced back to the hot weather we've been experiencing.

Mulch Makes It Better

Mulch isn't just to make your gardens look better, although it does do that! It's also a great way to shade the roots of your plants from getting too much heat and sun! We can mulch your gardens so that all of your beautiful plants can continue to thrive throughout the heat wave, and come back in all of their glory when the weather cools off a bit.

Landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you're worried about the state of your plants and landscaping, don't hesitate to call us! Along with weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off all hard surfaces, our maintenance service can also include turf treatments, tree & shrub fertilization, pruning maintenance, leaf collection, mulching, power washing, and home check up services. We are here for ALL of your landscape needs big or small, so visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at 573-964-6515 today!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Protecting Your Paradise From Pests

Imagine that you've worked hard and spend countless hours and dollars getting your landscape picture perfect, only to wake up one morning to an unwelcome guest. We're referring to those pests who come in and either disrupt your beautiful grass, make nests in your bushes or spread diseases every time you or your pets go outside. There are many insects and animals that can't wait to invade your paradise, after all, you created it for them, right?

At Paradise Landscaping, we create custom designed landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we hate to see them invaded just as much as you do, so today we're going to talk about which ones come in, and how to remove them.

Pests In Paradise

It's time to take a stand and clear out some of the animals and insects who have taken up residence in your yard. While we're all for giving them a place to live, some of these pests can spread diseases, and even harm you and your family if you come in contact with them. Here are a few to keep your eyes open for, and how to tell if they've invaded.

Gophers, Voles, & Moles

Do you see circular tunnels and burrow entrances that are about one to one and a half inches in size? this could be a vole hole. You'll probably see it around buildings, driveways, and other structures. If you see fan-shaped mounds in your yard, especially if they are in clusters, you may have gophers. Both of these creatures cause damage to your yard and plant life in your landscape. If you suspect these little animals residing in your yard, it's best to contact a pest control company. You can also do research on ways to remove them on your own through a little research online.

Wasps & Bees

Firstly, we love bees. They pollinate all of your lovely plants and they keep everything functioning properly. Sometimes, though, they put their hives in a very inconvenient location, and if you have anyone in your family that's allergic, to either bees or wasps - they'll need to go. With wasps, you can use a spray to rid yourself of them, and then be sure to knock down the nests. If you have bees, do some research first, because you'll want to wait until the appropriate time to remove the hive so that you don't kill the colony.

Ticks & Fleas

We have no sympathy for these small pests because they don't really do anything helpful as far as we can tell. Not only do they bite you and your kids, but they get your pets too, spreading terrible diseases. There are many lawn treatments you can get in order to eradicate these pests from your yard, and don't forget to use bug spray for you and tick medicine for your pets to help keep them at bay for good.

Hire the Best Landscaping Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

From crazy pests that invade and make a mess of your landscaping to weather damage, and routine upkeeping, we love to help you improve your landscaping! If you have any concerns about a specific pest that you think could have invaded, don't be afraid to call an exterminator, or ask one of our guys when they're out taking care of your landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you want to get added to our maintenance schedule, visit our website to learn what we do and how to sign up!

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