Friday, July 13, 2018

Landscaping Changes to Amp Up Your Summer Curb Appeal

What does your home look like this summer from the road? What do your guests see when they first arrive? Impress your summer guests with a few breathtaking landscape changes that will leave them in "aww." Whether you are trying to impress family and friends, sell your home, or just feel better about your curb appeal, the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you. If you'd like to better your landscape this summer, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515 today. Keep reading for a few landscaping ideas to amp up your curb appeal this summer.


Landscaping Changes to Amp Up Your Summer Curb Appeal


Freshen Up Your Flower Beds
It's summer 2018? Are your flowers looking dried up and burnt? Don't let this be an eye sore in your front yard and plant some beautiful summer season flowers such as:

  • Daisies
  • Marigolds
  • Pineapple lillies
  • Black-eyed susans
  • Dahlias
For more suggestions or to have a professional plan flower beds and assemble the structure for you, call a landscaping company in Camden County you can count on.


Powerwash Your Driveway
Natural elements can be hard on your concrete surfaces over time. Clean up your driveway with a good power washing. If you don't have a power washer, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515.

Add a Properly Sized Tree
Liven up your curb appeal with a beautiful tree. Just be sure to research ahead of time and place it in a spot that won't block your view.

Add Outdoor Lighting
Good outdoor lighting not only highlights your homes' outdoor features, such as the sidewalk, driveway, and water features - ponds, fountains, waterfalls, etc., but also makes for a safer home. Having professional outdoor lighting installed can add value to your home and and impress potential buyers.



Paint Your Doorway
Adding some fresh paint to your door can really help improve your summer curb appeal. Paint fades over time and freshening it up may be just the thing your curb appeal needs.


"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." ~ Bill Mackay, Owner

Maintaining Your Paradise is Our Business


Paradise Landscaping has a passion for truly making your home feel like a paradise. We have the experience, skills. and manpower to enhance your curb appeal. We want you to feel good about our work which is why we believe no project is truly custom and complete without the customer's input. For a free quote, visit our website at www.DesignYourParadise.com and click the GET A QUOTE tab. From there you can fill out our quote form and we will be in touch with you shortly.



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Friday, July 6, 2018

7 Tips and Tricks for Summer 2018 Landscaping

It's summer 2018 and you have several guests coming throughout the season to visit. You want to impress your guests with an incredible looking landscape, but don't know exactly how to go about it. The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here give you a few tips and tricks to get your landscape looking AMAZING for your guests this summer. If you'd like to hire professionals to take this important task on for you, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515.


Tips and Tricks for Summer 2018 Landscaping


Take advantage of all the sunshine and plant summer ready vegetables.

Who doesn't love fresh vegetables? Bypass having to make the trip to the farmers market this year and have fun growing your own vegetables. Just be strategic when choosing the vegetable to plant in the warmer temperatures. Choose vegetables that grow well in the heat, such as sweet potatoes, okra, eggplant, or chili peppers. For help designing the structure of your garden or handling your hardscaping, call Paradise Landscaping.

Water your plants and grass.

Clearly, the temperatures are warmer in the summer, while it's always important to keep your plants and grass watered on a regular basis - it is especially important in the summer. You don't want to waste money on beautiful plants and lush looking grass to just have it fry in this summer heat.

Fertilize your grass.

Help your lawn grow in these warmer temperatures with some fertilizer. Not sure what type of fertilizer to choose? When in doubt, ask a landscape expert in Lake Ozark.

Give your landscape some color with some summer flowers.

Beautiful flowers in your landscape can be eye-catching and bring a sense of excitement to YOUR paradise. Choose flowers that thrive in warmer temperature. For example, here are a few summer annuals to look into:

  • Begonias
  • Geraniums
  • Marigolds
  • Dahlias
  • Hydrangeas
  • Daisies

Discard dead hanging limbs on your trees.

Dead limbs can fall and do serious damage to your roof or whatever may be around that particular tree. Storms happen in the summer and can cause the dead limbs to fall. Do yourself a favor and cut these limbs down before they fall.

Have a retaining wall installed.

Is your backyard on an incline? Retaining walls can hold back water and give your yard some dimension.



Add a water feature.

Water features, such as fountains or ponds, can attract beautiful wildlife to your yard this summer.

Need Some Landscaping Help at the Lake of the Ozarks?


Paradise Landscape, Irrigation, and Pool Maintenance is well known as the best landscape design company at Lake of the Ozarks. We have the experience and skills to make your landscape summer-ready and you can feel at ease trusting us with the important part of your home care. Impress your summer guests with our landscape experts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call 573-964-6515 for your quote today!


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Friday, June 29, 2018

7 Lawn Aeration FAQs: Part 2

Last week we introduced you to the benefits of lawn aeration in Part 1 of our 2 part blog series 7 Law Aeration FAQs. Paradise Landscaping is excited to keep answering your lawn aeration FAQs. If you are interested in our lawn aeration services at the Lake of the Ozarks, call 573-964-6515 today. Keep reading for Part 2 of our Lawn Aeration FAQs.


7 Lawn Aeration FAQs: Part 2


4. When should I aerate my lawn?

The best season for aerating your lawn depends on what type of grass you have, but you should always aerate during or just before periods of high growth.  For most types of lawns, this would be in the spring.  If you have cool season grass, aerate in early spring.  If you have hot season grass, aerate in late spring.  You should wait until you have mowed the lawn a few times to ensure the grass is in growing season.  It is also important that your lawn has enough moisture before you aerate, but it should not be saturated.  You can water your lawn for an hour the day before so it absorbs approximately one inch of water, or wait until the day after a light rain.

5. When shouldn't I aerate my lawn?

Do not aerate your lawn when it is already under a period of high stress, such as during the hot summer, cold winter, or during a period of drought.  Although aerating is good for your lawn in the long run, it does cause a big disturbance to the grass so you want to make sure to only aerate when the grass is strong enough to recover.  If your grass is newly planted, you should wait at least a year for the first aeration to ensure that the lawn is established.

6. How often should I aerate my lawn?

You should aerate your lawn at least once a year.  If it is highly compacted or if your have clay-based soil, it is best to aerate twice a year.

7. What should I do after I aerate?

After you aerate is a good time to water and fertilize your lawn because it will be easier for the grass to absorb nutrients.



If you are planning to overseed your lawn, a good time to do it is after you aerate.  The seed can take advantage of the disturbed soil for better seed to soil contact.

If you are aerating in the spring, and you are NOT planning to overseed, you should apply weed killer shortly after aeration. This can prevent weeds from also benefitting from the aeration and taking over the grass. However, if you are overseeding, do not apply weed killer or it will prevent the seed from germinating.

You should try to avoid picking up the plugs after aerating because they provide nutrients to the grass when they decompose. They should disintegrate after a few days.  If the look of them really bothers you, you can make them disintegrate more quickly by breaking them up with a rake. Watering also helps them disintegrate more quickly.

Having a beautiful lawn requires a lot of work, but the more you know, the easier it is. Paradise Landscaping is the landscaping, irrigation, and lawn maintenance expert at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Whether you need help maintaining your vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks or you want to create your dream oasis with the best landscaping design at the Lake of the Ozarks, Paradise Landscaping can do it all.


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

7 Lawn Aeration FAQs: Part 1

Most people know that a healthy lawn needs to be mowed, watered, and fertilized. But some homeowners get frustrated when they religiously tend to their lawn, yet it still won't grow or keeps turning brown. That is because you may be missing one crucial lawn care step. Aeration helps ensure that the roots of your grass are actually receiving the nutrients it needs to grow, so it is a vital practice for a lush and healthy lawn. If you need help with your landscaping and lawn care at the Lake of the Ozarks, Paradise Landscaping is here to help. Keep reading for the first 3 questions and set of answers of our 2 part blog series: 7 Lawn Aeration FAQs.

                   

7 Lawn Aeration FAQS: Part 1

1. What is aeration?


Aeration is the process of putting a bunch of small holes in your lawn to allow air, water, and nutrients to get down to roots of the grass. Aeration alleviates soil compaction which occurs when the soil is too dense, compacted, or covered with a lot of organic debris. Compacted soil chokes the roots of the grass and prevents circulation of the water, air, and nutrients the grass needs to grow.

2. Why is it important?


Aerating your lawn allows water, air, and fertilizer to penetrate the soil and reach the roots of the grass. This process of the grass to grow deeper and stronger, producing a thicker and more resilient lawn. Aeration also helps the grass uptake more soil water by reducing water runoff. This makes your lawn more tolerant and resistant to drought.  

3. How can I tell if my lawn needs aerating?


  • If your lawn gets heavy usage such as having children or dogs running around, it is probably a good candidate for aeration.  Lots of traffic contributes to soil compaction.  
  • If your lawn feels spongy and dries out easily, it probably has a thatch problem.  Thatch is a layer of organic material that develops between the living grass and the soil.  Thatch can choke the living grass by preventing water and nutrients from reaching the roots.
  • If your yard turns brown easily or doesn't green up after fertilizing it is probably because water and nutrients are not getting down to the roots of the grass.
  • If your yard has standing water after it rains, this is a good indication that it needs to be aerated.
  • If your lawn was established by sod or as part of a newly built home, it may need to be aerated.  The soil around newly built homes is often compacted by construction and could be stripped.  Lawns established by sod are often suffering from soil layering which disrupts drainage.
Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of our 7 Lawn Aeration FAQs blog series. If you are interested in having the professionals aerate your lawn for you, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515. We are happy to help you beautify your landscape by giving your lawn the loving care it needs!

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Vacation Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

Your vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks should feel like an oasis! It's your getaway from the stresses of real life, so why not make it YOUR version of a paradise. A few creative outdoor touches can be just the trick you need. The best outdoor lighting company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few outdoor lighting ideas for your vacation home. If you would like for a professional to come to your vacation home and install these outdoor lighting masterpieces, then give Paradise Landscaping a call at 573-964-6515.


Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Vacation Home at the Lake of the Ozarks


Deck & Patio Lighting

Relax on your patio or deck with your family while on vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! The right patio and deck lighting can set the mood and make for a more soothing environment. There are several ideas to try, from hanging lights to lights highlighting your outdoor wet bar to an outdoor fire pit - the possibilities are endless!

Decorative Path Lighting

Having quality lighting surrounding your pathways is not only a great way to improve the look of the outdoor area surrounding your home, but it also provides needed safety features. Line your flowerbeds, trees, and gardens with creative lighting that highlights the beauty of your backyard oasis. Highlight these beauties so you and your guests can enjoy the ambiance at night as well.

Accent Lighting

Make your outdoor oasis more eye-catching with come accent lighting. For example, try having lights installed by your flower plants or beautiful trees to draw attention to the brighter things in your backyard.

Water Feature Lighting

Speaking of beautiful things in your backyard, if you have any water features in your yard such as:
  • Ponds
  • Waterfalls
  • Streams
  • Fountains
Highlight these water features by surrounding them with lights. However, it's very important that you have the right kinds of light around water, consult with a professional if you are unsure.


Landscape Lighting at Lake of the Ozarks

LED Lighting around your landscape and water features is not only beautiful, but it's an important safety feature of your home or business, as well. Paradise Landscaping is a Preferred Vendor of Kichler LED Lighting. Kichler offers a 15 years or 40,000 hours warranty, whichever comes first! If you are ready to improve your vacation home with some professional outdoor lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Paradise Landscaping today at 573-964-6515.


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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Dos & Don'ts of Adding a Water Feature to Your Landscape

Are you looking to give your landscape a makeover? Are you looking to give your backyard a more relaxing feel or a more beautiful look? Sometimes just one big addition can make all the difference. The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you the dos and don'ts of adding a water feature to your landscape. If you'd like to add a water feature to your landscape, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515.


The Dos & Don'ts of Adding a Water Feature to Your Landscape


The Dos

Do monitor your water pump.
Most water features can require a pump to operate properly. Check your pump regularly and make sure it doesn't overheat. Your pump makes your water flow and is the heart of your water feature. Making sure it doesn't burn out is essential.

Do plan, plan, plan.
When we say plan, think about the future. What is your purpose for this feature and what are you hoping to get out of it? Water features can attract water life, such as deer - so, if you are looking to bring beautiful wildlife into your backyard because you like to sit back and watch, then plan accordingly and put your water feature in an area that can be seen from where you typically sit in your front or backyard.



The Don'ts

Don't let your ponds leak.
Leaks in manmade ponds can be a mess! Prevent them as much as possible by calling your local landscaping professional for regular maintenance.

Don't forget about safety.
Do you have small children that live with you? Be mindful of this when deciding on a water feature for your yard as a manmade pond can pose a drowning risk to small children.

Don't awkwardly place your water feature in the wrong space.
Putting a waterfall in the center of your front yard can look awkward and not give you the relaxing feel it's meant to. Ask a landscaping professional advice when deciding where to put this beautiful new addition.


Interested in Adding a Water Feature to Your Landscape?


Paradise Landscaping is here to help you. "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." ~ Bill Mackay, Owner Everyone should feel at paradise in their own home or vacation home and adding a water feature to your landscape can help give you a sense of relaxation and peace. To get this addition at your home or vacation home, give us a call at 573-964-6515 or visit our website at www.DesignYourParadise.com for more information.


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Monday, May 28, 2018

It's National Garden Week! (First Full Week of June)

This week is National Garden Week, so it's an exciting time for the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks because we have laid down quite a few garden beds for our customers. It's always a joy to build home paradises for our customers and have a part in them enjoying themselves whether they live here seasonally or full time. In honor of National Garden Week, Paradise Landscaping is here to give you a few garden design tips.



Garden Design Tips


Tip #1
Watch the width of your pathways.
Keep in mind, if you are planning to start a huge garden this year, your pathways should be wide enough for 2 people to walk through side by side. If you're working this hard on your beautiful garden, you may want to show it off too. We suggest creating pathways throughout your garden that are no less than 5 feet wide for comfort.


Tip #2
Be strategic with the plants you choose, some create more comfort than others.
Tall shrubs can provide shade, evergreens can protect your garden from heavy winds, and tall ornamental grasses can provide privacy if planted and cared for correctly.


Tip #3
Keep “your view” in mind.
Plants grow to be tall, so don't plant them in a place where your beautiful view of the Lake may be blocked in the future.


Tip #4
Make sure your steps throughout your garden are secure.
There's nothing worse than taking a friend through a garden to show them the incredible progress it has made, and they trip over a poorly placed stone step. If you are unsure as to what to do to secure it, call Paradise Landscaping. We can help.


Tip #5
Give your flowers or vegetables plenty of room to grow.
You don't want your flowers and vegetables growing too close to each other. That can cause problems for you in the future, so keep that in mind when planting them.



Interested in Having the Professionals Design Your Garden?


Use our expertise to your advantage! Your garden should be an essential part of your oasis. We can take the stress of planning and implementing your garden design off your hands. 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.  We will work with you to produce your dream garden and landscape. So if you are interested in a landscape or garden design that fits your home and lifestyle, we can be reached at 573-964-6515. Visit our website for more information at www.DesignYourParadise.com


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