Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Prepare Your Landscape for Frost

As surprising as it may seem, the first frost could be just around the corner. The first frost of the season could happen as early as October 10th, which is just over two weeks away. When you've invested time and money into creating a Paradise in your own yard, the last thing you want to happen is for the frost to damage it. Here are a few things you can do to protect your plants from an early frost to keep them lasting longer.


Mulching Plants

Mulch helps to trap the moisture around the plant, as well as protecting against cold weather. Some prefer mulching over cover their plants, and both are fine. Popular mulching materials are straw, pine needles, bark and loosely piled leaves.

Watering Plants

Another way to protect your plants from the colder weather is by watering them a day or two before the frost is expected. Wet soils holds more heat than dry soil. Be sure not not saturate the plants while the temps are too low, it will result in frost heave, and can injure the plants.

Covering Plants

The most popular way to guard against frost is by covering your plants. Most anything will work, such as old blankets, sheets, and even burlap sacks. Drape the plants loosely and secure with stakes, rocks or bricks. Lighter materials can just be draped over the plant, though heavier covers may need propped up with a stake. Make sure to remove the cover when the sun comes out though, to keep your plants from suffocating.

Obviously as winter is looming in the distance, you can't protect your plants forever, but you can help extend their life by protecting them on the especially cold nights. Remember that potted plants should be brought inside when the weather starts to get cold. Another thing to keep in mind is that the Fall is a prime time to create your perfect landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at 573-964-6515, we can help you create the paradise of your dreams, and provide you with a beautiful yard.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

3 Landscapes That May Be Scaring Away Potential Homebuyers

When you're selling your home, there are many details to think about. Your yard may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it's extremely important. Your landscaping is the first and the last thing people see when they visit your home. So why not leave them with something really great to remember. Here are three landscapes that could be scaring away potential buyers.

Unkempt Landscapes

The landscape surrounding your home will always be the first impression your potential buyers will see. You want a landscape that will be enchanting, and thus draw them in to see the rest of the house. If the grass hasn't been cut, the shrubs aren't trimmed, and the leaves haven't been raked, your landscape will not be inviting. Also, if your landscape is unkempt, your home will immediately look like a "fixer-upper". Some people are looking for that, but the majority aren't looking for a home that will need a lot of work.

High Maintenance Landscapes

As crazy as it sounds, if your landscape has been detailed, and landscaped extravagantly that can be a turn off. There's nothing prettier than a beautiful landscape, but many home buyers aren't looking for a place that will require hours of upkeep. Beautiful flower beds, and easily manicured lawns are enough to create a beautiful curb appeal without looking high maintenance. Additionally, if someone is new to the area, and they want a professional landscaper at the Lake of the Ozarks who can keep it looking beautiful, send them to our website, we'd love to assist!

Wooded Landscapes

This can go both ways. Sometimes buyers like to see lots of trees in the yard, as it provides some level of coverage. On the flip side, you won't want trees within 20 feet of the home to account for growth, and the safety of your roof. The landscape should enhance your home, and you won't want large plants concealing your home. Though, a general rule is that trees ARE good for the value of your home, especially when planted between the sidewalk and street. If you have any doubts about what trees to put in your yard, hire the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks - we can help.


Take Your Landscape to the Next Level

If the idea of trying to improve your home through the landscape intimidates you, let us help! We have over five years of experience creating the best landscape designs at the Lake of the Ozarks. We work closely with YOU to make your yard a place that you can use, relax, and enjoy. From the beginning to the end we are here to make sure your yard is a paradise. Give us a call and let us join you on the journey to a better yard!

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Friday, September 11, 2015

The "What-For" in Winterizing Your Pool

For many people Labor Day signifies the time to start getting their pool ready for winter. There are so many details involved in getting your pool ready, and it can take time a know-how that you may not have. Luckily Paradise Landscaping has years of experience with pool upkeep and winterization. Let our experience take the weight off your shoulders. Here are a few things to know about winterizing your pool.


Why Winterize Your Pool

There are many reasons you should winterize your pool at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Midwest is big candidate for cold weather and snow. Cold temperatures can lead to your pipes freezing, cracking, and in the end causing you a huge headache. Even though you're not using your pool, the chemicals we put in your pool at the beginning of the winterizing process can evaporate out throughout the winter, so there is that upkeep as well. Don't feel that you should have to keep up on all of this maintenance alone. 


When Should I Winterize My Pool

You don't want to do it too early, or too late. There is a middle ground for getting your pool ready for the winter season. Labor Day is the last big Holiday where you will want to have your pool available, but there are still nice days where you'll want to have it open afterwords. After Labor Day, start planning on getting your pool taken care of. Give your favorite pool maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call and let our team get your pool ready for the cold seasons. 


Off-Site Cover Storage

Did you know we can store your winter covers through the summer. When you let us help care for your pool, you won't have to crawl through the garage or attic trying to drag your cover out. You won't have to worry if bugs or mice got into it over the summer leaving it damaged or ruined. We can retrieve your cover, get your pool ready, and leave you free of these hassles.

Paradise Landscaping - Your One Stop Lawn Shop

There are so many things you need to take care of  in life, and we want to help. Your lawn is the first impression make to your guests, and even yourself - and we want to make a great first impression. We have been improving landscape designs at the Lake of the Ozarks for over five years and we would love to put our expertise to work in your very own paradise. Give us a call and let us assist you with everything from cutting the grass, fertilizing your yard and winterizing your pool. We're your one stop shop for a beautiful backyard paradise. 

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Refresh Your Landscaping for Fall

Labor Day weekend isn't the beginning of Fall, but it's when we start to gear up for it. As you move into Fall, you'll change your wardrobe, your home decor, or even the foods you eat. One thing you may not have considered changing with the season is your landscaping! Here are a few things that we can update to keep your yard looking fresh and new.


Fall Color

The Autumn season is all about reds, yellows, oranges, and rich browns. If your landscape still reflects your bright summer colors, now may be the time to get some of those beautiful autumn colors in the mix.

Pruning

Just because it's fall, doesn't mean that the plants stop growing. Just like your hair needs trimmed, your shrubs and bushes need a trim to keep them looking beautiful and vibrant. When you let us care for your bushes in the fall, it can also cut down on some of the Spring maintenance.

Basic Yard Maintenance

Your grass is still growing the in the Fall season. It may slow down, but you'll still want us to keep up on the basic maintenance needs to keep everything looking beautiful. Trimming, edging and mowing can make a huge difference in the way your yard will look - and you'll want us to continue this until the dormant winter season kicks in.

Weed Control

After the summer, with all of the rain and sunshine we had, you may find some weeds in your flower beds. As the best lawn maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help take care of the weeds. We'll keep your flower bed, sidewalks, and yard looking new by treating the weeds that may have sprung up.

Paradise Landscaping

We have been voted the Best Landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks for three years in a row! We are proud to say that it's because of wonderful customers like you. We love seeing our landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks, and knowing that we had a part in creating them. In addition to creating beautiful landscapes, we also maintain your backyard paradise through weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off the hard surfaces. As well as turf treatments, tree & shrub fertilization, pruning and more. If you want to see your yard blossom into the paradise it can be, give us a call at 573-964-6515.

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