Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7 Reasons to Hire a Landscaping Company

Summer is almost here, and that means plenty of outdoor fun and family activities to fill your days! The last thing you want to be doing is spending your days working on a landscaping project at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you've got hopes in mind for creating a stunning landscaping for your home or business, but don't know where you're going to find the time to tackle this task, check out these 7 reasons to hire a landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks:


1. Time-Saving
Landscaping can take up a lot of time if you're not skilled in the trade. If you're a busy person with real life responsibilities then you may not have time to spend focusing on your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. By hiring a professional landscaper, you can take the work out of having a beautiful lawn.

2. Getting the Right Plants
While you may have an idea in mind regarding the plants you'd like to include in your landscaping, you may be choosing plants that won't last in your lawn environment or that will over take your lawn. Landscapers can help you choose the right plants for your area to avoid these types of problems because they have extensive knowledge about plants. They can help you select plants that will thrive in the environment that your lawn has to offer. They consider not just the type of plants that thrive in your place but also those that are suited to your landscape needs and aesthetics.

3. Less Problems
There is a high chance that taking on your landscaping project on your own could become a mess, especially if you are not an expert. You may have this beautiful vision of how it will turn out, but it might appear like you were just playing with your landscape if there isn't good planning and proper landscape execution. Paradise can keep mess to a minimum and remove whatever disruptions that exist. And we maintain landscaping as well, so you don't even have to worry about upkeep.

4. Good Project Planning

At Paradise Landscaping, our designer develops 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.

5. Expert Advice
Being in the business of landscaping and lawn maintenance for as long as we've been, we've developed a great amount of experience and knowledge. We can provide you with sound advice for your landscaping project. However, 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 for an appointment.

6. High Standards
When you hire Paradise Landscaping to take care of your landscaping project at the Lake of the Ozarks, our reputation is on that project. You can bet that we're going to do what needs to be done to make your lawn look great. Not only that, but we strive to give our customers the highest quality and best service at the Lake. We take pride in taking care of our customer’s important investment so they can visit the lake without stress and just enjoy what the Ozarks has to offer.

7. Professional Service

Paradise Landscape, Irrigation, and Pool Maintenance is well known as the best landscape design company at Lake of the Ozarks ... and it's no accident! Our designer has 46 years of experience within 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.


There you go, 7 great reasons to hire a landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Paradise stands by the motto, “Maintaining your Paradise is our Business.” We help you create your dream oasis at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. We specialize in everything from retaining walls, water features, trees and shrubs, sod, among other features, and oversee the design and full maintenance. So for all of your lawn and landscaping needs, count on the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks to make your landscaping dreams a reality!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Best Plants to Include in Your Landscaping Project for Optimal Pest Control

With spring and summer comes nice weather, beautiful scenery, and pesky bugs ruining our outdoor fun in the sun! While yes, you can always hire someone to come out to treat your home for these pests, wouldn't you prefer to spend your money on enhancing the beauty of your landscaping AND prevent those darn pests from taking over your lawn? Paradise Landscaping has some great ideas on how we can make your landscaping beautiful while deterring pests at the same time - two birds, one stone! Take a look at some of the pest-repelling plants we would recommend incorporating in your next landscaping project at the Lake of the Ozarks:


Lavender - Lavender is a favorite in any garden because of its fresh scent and blooms. It also attracts beneficial bugs and repels mosquitoes, fleas and moths.

Citronella - Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants. The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet, and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots. Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.

Marigolds - Marigolds are best known for repelling insects, including mosquitoes, in your garden. Choose marigolds that are scented in order to work as a repellent. Marigolds drive away many bad bugs but they also attract spider mites and snails. French marigolds repel white-flies and kill bad nematodes. Mexican marigolds deter a number of destructive insects and wild rabbits.

Lemon Balm - Also known as horse-mint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so be sure to get the professional opinion of Paradise Landscaping for the best location in your landscaping for plant to avoid it taking over your lawn.

Nasturtiums - Plant nasturtiums with tomatoes and cucumbers to repel woolly aphids, white-flies, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles.

Petunias - Plant petunias throughout your garden for color but also to repel asparagus beetles, leaf hoppers, a range of aphids, tomato worms and many other pests.

Sunflowers - Sunflowers draw aphids away from your plants. Ants move their colonies onto sunflowers but suffer no damage.

Chrysanthemums - When choosing an insecticide, check the label for pyrethrum. Pyrethrum is chrysanthemums, an all-natural pesticide. It can help control things like roaches, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, and ants. The white flowering chrysanthemums can help drive away Japanese beetles and kills root nematodes.


While some plants will deter beneficial insects that will help to promote a healthy lawn, others may draw in pests you don't want around. It's important to find a healthy balance and to keep around those insects that will help keep out the bad stuff. For example: lady bugs and praying mantises are good insects to have around because they prey on the pests that damage your garden and lawn. If you choose to use an insecticide, you may be eliminating the bugs you don't want to get rid of, just to stave off the bad ones. So rather than relying on pesticides to do the job, let Paradise Landscaping design the perfect paradise landscaping for you that includes these plants. By including these natural pest-repellents, you'll save money on unnecessary pesticides and have a beautiful landscape that is vibrant and pleasing to the eye all season long. Call the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks today at 573-964-6515 to get your landscaping plans started!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prep Your Lawn for Summer with Paradise Landscaping Services!

Spring is in full swing and now is the perfect time to get your lawn ready for the busy summer season! Don't spend your weekends doing lawn maintenance. Have Paradise Landscaping take care of your lawn maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks for you! Here are a few pre-summer lawn maintenance tasks we can take care of to make sure your landscaping is on-point and ready for the summer:


Fertilize the lawn

Lawn health depends on nutrients and essential elements absorbed by roots from the soil. When natural soil processes do not provide adequate supplies of these essential elements, fertilizer can be applied to maintain optimum turfgrass growth. Three primary elements that lawns require larger quantities of are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The purpose of fertilizing a lawn is to add these necessary nutrients in the required amounts and at the appropriate time to achieve desirable lawn qualities and healthy grass. Paradise Landscaping specializes in creating the perfect balance of essential nutrients to enhance the lawn health of any landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks


Fix spotty patches 

Often times patchy lawns are caused by compacted soil. In order to fix this problem, it's important to have the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks come out and loosen the soil to stimulate growth by aerating it. Once the soil has been aerated, we can then spread a grass seed that will thrive with the condition of your soil. While this might seem easy enough for you to just do on your own, there are many factors that need to be considered to ensure healthy grass growth. Your soil type, whether it's heavy clay or well-drained loam, and how much sunlight the area gets will factor majorly into how your grass is going to grow. Paradise Landscaping understands horticulture on a deeper level than your average gardener, so we know how to fix those unsightly spotty patches in your lawn.

Replace with turf

If you're not into waiting around for grass to grow, you can always have Paradise Landscaping lay turf for a quick and convenient solution. One of the great things about turf lawns is that once it's laid, watered and trimmed, it looks fantastic from the get-go. Whereas when you choose to sow seed, it can take several weeks and mowings for it to grow and begin to look as good as turf does. Even then, you run the risk of having to reseed to correct patchy spots. So if you're looking for a quick and pretty lawn fix, let Paradise Landscaping lay turf on your lawn.


By hiring the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks to take care of your lawn care and maintenance, you can get back to planning a summer full of fun in the sun! 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. Don't worry anymore about taking care of that pesky lawn maintenance and hire Paradise Landscaping to keep your lawn beautiful all summer long!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Get Your Landscaping Cleaned Up After the Storm

Heavy rains and windy conditions can cause quite a bit of damage to landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. With all of the flooding going on across Missouri, we're seeing more damage than normal to our lawns. For many reasons, it's important to clean up the aftermath of inclement weather. In events like this, Paradise Landscaping is just the place to call to get your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks back in tip-top shape. Here are some things we can do to get your lawn back to looking its best:


Prune small trees and bushes that are damaged
Besides getting fallen limbs picked up around your yard, it's important to have the trees and bushes pruned because there may be dead or fallen limbs caught in them. This can cause more damage to the trees, bushes and your lawn the next time a storm comes through. Loose limbs can also be a safety hazard if one catches wind and falls on somebody. It may also be necessary to remove a bush or small tree that is beyond saving. Paradise Landscaping can determine whether a plant, shrub or tree can be salvaged or if it's best to just have it removed.

Remove debris from drainage areas
Paradise Landscaping can make sure drains are clear of debris such as sticks, twigs, leaves, and mulch. We can also check and clear ditches and trenches for any obstructions. Water should be able to flow through these areas freely so it can drain from your yard rather than standing and overly saturating your lawn. It's important to have us come out to remove any debris from sprinkler heads or irrigation systems at the Lake of the Ozarks as well to avoid malfunctioning or damage. 

Address any washed away landscaping
Heavy rains and flooding can cause landscaping to get washed away. This can lead to bared and unprotected plant roots. Heavy rains and wind can also blow leaves all over your yard and soil onto sidewalks and driveways causing your lawn to look unkept. Not only does it create an unsightly mess, but it also causes potentially hazardous conditions for your landscaping as far has lawn health is concerned. Paradise Landscaping can clean up the mess, get rid of the leaves, and refill any soil or mulch that needs to be replaced.


As you can see, there is much to be done after a strong storm comes through to make sure your landscaping gets put back in order. For many reasons it's extremely important to have the best landscaping team at the Lake of the Ozarks clean up your landscaping after storm damage. By having Paradise Landscaping come out to clean up your lawn you can prevent future hassle and cost of storm related repairs. Don't forget to ask us about our routine maintenance services at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep your landscaping looking great all year long - Contact us TODAY for a FREE QUOTE!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Let Paradise Landscaping Create a Natural Landscaping Wildlife Haven for You!

One of the great things about nature is getting to enjoy all of nature's living beauty. Having well-designed natural landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks not only adds great visual appeal to your home, but also invites wildlife to your yard for your viewing pleasure. While Paradise Landscaping understands that not all wildlife is wanted or good for landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are several wildlife species that provide great benefits for gardens and landscaping. We can help you create the perfect landscaping to attract some of nature's wonderfully beautiful and beneficial helpers.


Create a Hummingbird Haven
Not only are they a joy to watch, but hummingbirds are also great for gardens and landscaping. These tiny nectar hounds buzz around and pollinate flowers that other birds cannot, By doing so, they help the growth and spread of long-tubed flowers that would otherwise be short-lived in nature. Another great attribute of these speedy little wonders is that they eat bothersome insects such as mosquitoes, flies, gnats, mites, and small beetles. So they serve as nature's insecticide AND pollinator for your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks! A hummingbird haven concentrates on masses of nectar-producing flowers of various, vibrant hues including blue sage, yellow honeysuckle, foxglove beardtongue, cardinal flower and red buckeye. The addition of a hummingbird feeder or water mister can keep the ruby-throated wonders around from mid-spring to early fall.

Everyone Enjoys a Good Frog Pond
These hopping creatures can prove to be beneficial to your garden. For an ecosystem to flourish, it must maintain balance. Since frogs are fantastic bioindicators, they can help you to identify whether there are problems in your garden or not. If they are happily living and breeding in your garden, that's a great indication that the conditions of your garden are good. Likewise, if you notice that frogs that seemingly have thrived in your garden have suddenly disappeared, there may be a disturbance you need to address. Frogs and toads are also wonderful for pest control. If you notice an insect problem in your garden, it may be time to introduce frogs among your plants. By inviting frogs and toads to your garden, you'll eliminate an insect problem and get to enjoy watching them hop around! To attract frogs and toads, you might have a small frog pond installed edged with dazzling cardinal flower, blue lobelia, pickerel plant and wild canna. A fringe of tussock sedge and southern blue flag completes the design.

Attract Butterflies with a Butterfly Berm
Butterflies have their own beautiful way of supplying a special touch to the world. Of course, they're beautiful to look at, but they do so much more than just bring joy from watching them flutter around. Butterflies help to pollinate flowers and help rid the environment of waste and weeds. Butterflies in larval stage feed on leaves of host plants helping them lose leaves prior to autumn which promotes a healthy transitional phase and helps keep certain plant species from propagating out of control. Paradise Landscaping can create a butterfly berm with colorful, nectar-rich natives such as New Jersey tea, prairie blazing star and butterfly weed. We can add a shallow saucer or old birdbath filled with sand, gravel and water for a butterfly “watering hole.”


By letting Paradise Landscaping create any one of these three wildlife attractions in your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll get to enjoy the beauty of nature in your own yard! Plus, your lawn and garden will reap the benefits of these natural gardeners and pest controllers. For more landscaping ideas at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website and check out our gallery. Paradise Landscaping also specializes in lawn maintenance, irrigation systems, and pool maintenance - meaning we can take care of all of your landscaping needs at the Lake of the Ozarks! Contact us today to request a FREE QUOTE!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

5 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Lawn

Don't waste your entire summer fretting over your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. Get your summer started right and let the professionals help make your lawn look beautiful all year round. This week, Paradise Landscaping has some helpful ideas to create a low-maintenance landscaping for a Lake of the Ozarks home.  


Check Out These 5 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas:


Extend Your Outdoor Living Space
By creating an outdoor living space and using stone as the patio, you eliminate the grassy space. This means less space to mow, and more time grilling and enjoying time with friends and family. In order to avoid the hassle of weed growth, make sure to properly plan your patio. Establish a solid base for the stone surface to sit on to avoid having to fix it later on, and prevent weeds from growing through.

Add Beds of Mulch Instead of Grass
You'll save yourself a lot of time by adding mulch around flower beds and tree bases. Mulch will make your landscaping look clean and crisp, and prevent you from having to mow or weed eat around those pesky areas. It's also great because mulch breaks down, fertilizes your plants, and prevents weeds from popping up.

Opt for Perennials
The best thing about perennials, is you plant them once, and they typically come back every year for years to come. Typically perennials are very durable and easy to maintain. They require less attention because their strong root systems actually help to improve the soil structure and draws water and nutrients up to the surface of the soil. Because of their deep root systems, they can actually benefit your garden by assisting in the health of surrounding plants. 

Skip the Mulch and Use Rock 
As an alternative to mulch, you can instead use rock or crushed stone to your flower beds. The biggest benefit to this alternative is that it lasts and you don't have to replace it every spring like you do with mulch. Since rock and stone come in a multitude of colors, like mulch, you can easily select a color that will match the aesthetic look of your home and landscaping. 

Pick Native Plants for Less Upkeep
By picking plants that are local and native to the area, you'll trim back on cost of watering and pruning due to the plant's resilience and natural ability to acclimate to it's surroundings. If you choose plants that are exotic to the area, they'll require special care and upkeep to maintain them properly. Keep this in mind when considering the type of grass in which you want to grow in your yard. If you choose a grass that is not native to the area, you may be throwing money at it all summer long to fertilize, water, and maintain it so it stays looking vibrant and healthy.


With these 5 low-maintenance landscaping ideas, you will be well on your way to enjoying your lawn this summer, rather than working to keep it looking its best. Another great, low-maintenance idea would be to hire the best landscape maintenance team at the Lake of the Ozarks. For all of your landscaping needs, contact Paradise Landscaping. We are professionals in horticulture and will make sure your landscaping matches your lifestyle. Contact us today to discuss landscaping ideas for a Lake of the Ozarks home!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

5 Landscaping Eyesores to Avoid

Summer time will be here before we know it, which means pool parties, barbeques with family and friends, and all sorts of outdoor activities. Is your landscaping ready for guests? We know that everyone has their own personal taste in design and lifestyle, so Paradise Landscaping wants to ensure that your landscaping fits your home and lifestyle without the hassle of common landscaping eye-sores. So, the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks has come up with 5 landscaping eyesores to avoid this summer to make sure your lawn is looking its best!

Keep the Decorative Items to a Minimum

While they're so cute on the shelves and you just can't help but buy them, having too many lawn ornaments can quickly become an eyesore. And if you're not careful, soon your adorable collection can quickly overrun your lawn and become a chaotic disaster that is more distracting than whimsical. Stick with simplicity and try to only incorporate ornaments that enhance the surrounding landscaping, rather than hindering it.

Plant with a Plan

Many people often pick out planters for specific purposes in their landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks, but often forget to consider the plants needs or life span. This typically means dead plants in the middle of summer due to under or overexposure to the sun. While your grass is green and your perennials are gorgeous, your luscious landscaping looks unkempt because half of your plants are wilted and brown. Another thing to consider is how big the plants will get at their fullest potential. How will it affect other surrounding plants? Keep these things in mind when planning out your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks to ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn.


Don't Cut Your Grass Too Short

Cutting the grass short seems like a logical idea, but in fact, you're dooming your landscaping by doing so. Cutting the grass too short could result in bare patches in your yard and may invite pesky insects that could damage your lawn. The grass in your lawn should be cut at different lengths depending upon the time of year. For instance, your grass should be cut longer in the summer to avoid your lawn from drying out, and shorter in the winter to let sunlight into the soil.

Avoid Attracting Unwanted Wildlife

It's not something we think of when we're creating the perfect outdoor paradise for our homes, but often times the plants we choose to put in our landscaping can attract wildlife. This can cause a major headache to you if you're constantly fighting off those pesky rodents and deer who are snacking away on your beautiful scenery. Research plants before deciding on them. Research different wildlife and what they prefer and dislike. This will help you to create a beautiful landscape that will not be as attractive to wildlife.

Prevent Problems from Over-Watering

A lot of homeowners make the mistake of overwatering. Most lawns only need about an inch of water per week. You can avoid over-watering by installing a sprinkler system and put it on a timer to avoid water waste. Another option is to install an irrigation system to ensure a controlled amount of water is supplied to your plants at regular intervals.


By avoiding these 5 landscaping eyesores, you'll be able to enjoy beautiful and healthy landscaping all summer long. At Paradise Landscaping we offer landscaping and irrigation services at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Our team has 46 years experience in the field of horticulture, so we know what it takes to create and maintain beautiful landscaping that will last. If you're in need of some help getting your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks on the right track, give us a call today!

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