Tuesday, November 24, 2015

5 Tips to Improve Your Home's Exterior for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and if you will be hosting the celebrations this year, you'll want to spruce up the outside of your home first. It's natural that you spend time cleaning the inside of our home for guests, but the outside is the first thing people will see and notice as they pull into your driveway. Take a few minutes to look at your home with new eyes, and you'll notice that these things will need to be done, not just for looks, but also for the safety of your guests.




Sweep Your Sidewalks

Keeping your sidewalks clean is a must. If there are any dips, cracks or holes in your sidewalk, piles of leaves and sticks that haven't been swept off will hide these - making it dangerous for guests. If you already have snow in your area, you'll want to make sure that your sidewalk has been properly cleaned and salted to prevent anyone from falling.

Rake and Remove Your Leaves

The leaves look fun and seasonal when they first fall, but after a few weeks of wind, rain and sun - they start to make your yard look unkempt. The sooner you have the leaves raked and removed the better. If you don't have time to do this, don't forget to call the best lawn maintenance team at the Lake of the Ozarks! We can take care of leaf removal, and cleaning off your hardscapes.

Clean Your Gutters

After the leaves have fallen, one of the most important tasks is to remove the leaves out of your gutters. The appearance can be haphazard, and it can be a hazard for your guests. If it's raining and your gutters are full, the rain water will have nowhere to go except down onto your guests.

Wash Your Windows

This chore is easier in the Spring, but after Summer and Fall you can find spider webs, leaves, and dirt. A clean set of windows can make the entirety of your home look clean and organized from the outside - in!

Add Some D├ęcor

Nothing can spruce up your home more than adding a little Thanksgiving cheer! Whether you decide to go the extra mile and get your Christmas lights up, or you just add a pretty wreath to your door - this decision can make a beautiful impact.

Lake of the Ozarks Landscape Maintenance

You can't do everything by yourself, so make sure and call the team who can do an excellent job for you! From mulching and raking to fertilizing and mowing - the Paradise Landscaping team can make your yard look fabulous on a routine basis. When you schedule routine maintenance on your yard, you'll never have to be afraid of holidays, or a friend who decides to "drop in" unannounced, seeing it in disrepair. Let our team take care of the dirty work, so you can enjoy the fun!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

3 Reasons YOUR Yard Could Be Flooding

Rainy days can remind you of home improvement projects that you didn't even know you needed, and they're not very friendly reminders either. Discovering leaks in your basement and flooding in your yard are not fun, but they do bring to mind what you need to add to your to-do list. Paradise Landscaping and Maintenance can help you with these projects, and fix them for the long term.

If your yard is flooding, and with that your basement as well, here are a few reasons this flooding is caused, and how the best landscape company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help!

Your Gutters are Full

Now that most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, they will end up in the most unconvenient locations, like your yard and your gutters. This can be a prime cause of flooding, especially during this time of year. Your gutters are in place to direct the water to better locations, but when they're full, they block up the water and cause it to spill out where you don't want it. Get those gutters cleaned, and you may begin to notice less flooding around the base of your home. Additionally, if you still have leaves in your yard, we offer the best leaf removal at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we'd be glad to come get them out of your yard. You can check out our previous post to learn why you REALLY need to remove those leaves!

Your Drains Need to Be Directed Away From Your Home

This can be a very simple fix, with great results. If your gutters are clear, and they're working properly, they will be directing the water to the drain. If your drain doesn't head away from the home, though, it can be causing even more trouble. There are simple solutions at many home improvement stores for guiding the water away from your home.

Your Yard Needs Landscaped

When your yard hasn't been landscaped, you will have uneven areas of your yard that could be draining this rainwater right to your home. When the foundation of your home is left to soak in water, it can cause larger damages, not to mention it can also be a prime culprit in basement flooding. Our team can come take a look at your yard, the elevation, and which directions the water could be running. We can utilize garden beds, retaining walls, and other measures to re-direct the water where it won't cause damage.

Improve YOUR Yard with the Best Landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks

While your yard can be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, it can also direct water away from your home. From creating a custom designed yard that works well with your family and your needs to landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to make your outdoor areas the best they can be. Give us a call today at 573-964-6515, request a quote on our website!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Front Door

When you've walked through the same front door for weeks, months or years, sometimes it needs an update. Changing the look of your door can add an entirely new look to your home, without requiring a large investment. From changing the color of the door to updating the landscape around your door, here are a few tips that can make the front of your home look like new!

Add a Splash of NEW Color


Updating the color of your door can improve the overall style of your home. Even if you re-paint your door the same color, by adding a fresh coat you are giving your door new life. If you decide to try something new and choose a brand new color, you'll have many different colors to pick from! Here are six popular colors to consider when you re-paint your door:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Black
  • Red
  • Brown

Spruce it up with New Trim


Adding trim to your front door can instantly update the look. From fancy ornate molding to just a simple trim, you can take your door from "blah" to "ahh!". If you already have trim on your door and have no intention of updating it, you could consider updating the color of the trim.

Put Out New Decor or Greenery


Adding or updating the greenery around your door can instantly update the appearance. You can add standing topiary's to either side of your door, or you can also add flower baskets or small bushes. You can update the wreath on your door with something seasonal, or with something new that catches your eye. If you want a cost effective way to change the look of your door, you can update the mat! This will add a splash of color and style while not requiring a budget.

Accessorize with Numbers, a Mailbox, and Lights


Your door can always use a little bit of accessorizing! Adding a house number to your door can be a fun update, with many styles, colors, and materials that you can choose from. If you live in town, where a mailbox on your door is necessary, you can update the style, or even repaint it to add some excitement. You can also consider adding new lighting to your front door. This can seem like an extravagant change, but it will be one you'll appreciate since it's getting dark earlier now. If you want to add lighting to your landscape, give us a call! We are experienced in all forms of landscape design at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have some beautiful lights you can choose from for your yard.


Updating Your Landscape Instantly Improves your Front Door!


You can add new details to your front door, but nothing will make your house look new like an updated landscape! We can create the perfect vacation getaway in your yard, and customize it just the way you want. Our designs can create a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks and make your yard stand out! We work with you closely to ensure that your dreams can come to life in a realistic way.


Best Landscape Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

These ideas will definitely give your home a nice facelift, but the best update you can give your home is a new landscape. From our custom designs to our landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can keep every aspect of your yard looking fresh and new throughout the year. We strive to give our customers the highest quality and best service at the Lake of the Ozarks. We take pride in taking care of your important investment, so you can visit the Lake without stress and just enjoy what the Ozarks has to offer. Give us a call today at 573-964-6515 to request a quote, and let us start the journey to creating an amazing backyard paradise for you!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Pros and Cons to Adding Water Features to Your Landscape

Whether you've already landscaped your yard, or you're just getting started - sometimes you just want to add something special. A water feature could be just what you need to take your landscaping to the next level. Deciding to take this step in construction is a big step, and you may want to know all of the ins and outs to having one of these beautiful additions to your yard. Here are a few different types of water features you can consider, the pros and cons to them all, and how the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you.

Ponds

Ponds are a popular choice when deciding to add a new water feature to your Lake of the Ozarks landscape. You can add fountains, waterfalls, fish and more to this fun water feature. There are a few cons, but the pros are definitely beneficial.

Pros:

  • Construction is not time consuming
  • Natural and peaceful look.

Cons:

  • Flexible liners can puncture and leak
  • Filtration systems can be noisy
  • You must keep your water clean and prevent algae can be challenging.

Wall Fountains

This type of water feature is very space friendly, which makes it perfect for a smaller yard. You can still get the benefit of having a peaceful water feature, without taking up all of the space. It can also be good if you have young children and you don't want them in the water.

Pros

  • Great for a small yard
  • Installation and construction is easy

Cons


Streams

A stream could be just the backyard water feature you are looking for if your yard has more space. It can also be a beautiful option if you have a sloping terrain, or lots of steep hills in your backyard.

Pros

  • A stream is very customizable
  • You can build off of existing water features
  • With the right accessories we can make your stream look natural

Cons

  • You will need a pump and filtration system
  • It can require quite a bit of digging
  • Construction and maintenance can be pricey, but we can help you maintain this feature, and keep the cost as low as possible.


Hire a Landscape Team at the Lake of the Ozarks That YOU Can Trust

You can trust that Paradise Landscaping will create a landscape for you and your family that you will LOVE. From custom flower gardens that compliment your home perfectly, to water feature that accent the natural beauty your yard already has - we look forward to creating a masterpiece for you. We are the best landscaper at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we got to this point because of the care and attention that we place on you and your yard. Let our team create a fabulous paradise you can enjoy all year round!

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