Monday, March 21, 2016

5 Ways We Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

If your dream is to create a beautiful landscape that you can enjoy all summer long, we can help! Preparing or lawn for spring is one of the most important steps to create a lovely landscape. At Paradise Landscaping, we can help you by applying the correct fertilizers, adding the best grass, and putting bushes and flowers that will look the best in your yard. Here are a few ways we can help create a lawn that you'll love for years to come.

We Know The Climate

Landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks experience many different climates, sometimes even in one day. Some plants need warm weather, others can survive in cooler temperatures, and they all need different amounts of light. Our team is experienced in not only the plants that we use but also the climate in the Lake area. Let our experienced team help you choose the best plants for your landscape.

We Plant At The Correct Time of Year

While you may be ready to see the grass turn green, and the flowers and birds come out from hiding, we know when the appropriate time to plant your new flora and fauna. While it may seem like the weather is nice, sometimes mother nature can surprise us with cold weather, snow, frost or even ice. We can help you plan the best time of year to lay your seed and plant your beautiful new plants.

Our Designs Accommodate for Growth

One of the major things to consider when you are designing your landscape is the future size of your plants. While the small bush you've chosen may seem like it will fit in your Lake of the Ozarks landscape, it may not in the years to come. Rick Harris, our expert designer has had over 40 years of experience in this field, and he uses that experience to judge whether a plant will fit and continue to fit later on.

Our Custom Design Is Mapped For YOUR Yard

We don't provide a cookie cutter design for your landscape. ALL of our landscapes are custom designed for your yard and the way you live. Our designer, Rick Harris has over forty years of experience in the landscape field and he uses this experience to create a landscape for you that will fit your needs and your yard. If you want a landscaped area that is suited for your hospitable lifestyle, like a stone patio with a built-in fire-pit, stone benches and a grilling space, we can make your dreams come true.

Our Team Can Maintain the Look

Not only can our team create a space for you that will fit your needs, but we can maintain that same landscape and keep it looking beautiful through many other seasons. We will blow off all hard surfaces, trim bushes, maintain the lawn, rake leaves and more.

Best Landscape Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you want to hire a team with incredible customer service, great experience, and a professional performance, contact us. From beginning to end, we help you achieve the lawn of your dreams. If you're ready to find your backyard paradise, contact us today and we would be glad to help you achieve your goals.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fun Facts about Four Leaf Clovers

If you're feeling lucky, one fun activity you can do is look for a four leaf clover! While you ideally don't want to find a lot of clover in your yard, if there's any good day to find one, it's today. There are many traditions linked to the lucky four leaf clover, so to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we have a few fun facts for you to enjoy while thinking about your new Lake of the Ozarks landscape!

Four-leaf clovers are considered Celtic charms and are believed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck.

Four-leaf clovers are so rare because clover plants do not naturally produce four leaves.

A shamrock is considered to be a young clover. Clovers are in the same family as peas.
The late US President, Abraham Lincoln, was said to have carried a Four Leaf Clover every day except on the night of his infamous visit to Ford's Theater the day he was assassinated.

Unlike most plants, clover, three-leaved or four, can take nitrogen from the air and fix it to use for growth with the help of special rhizomes in their roots.
Four leaf clover, rabbit's foot, and horseshoes are the most common good luck charms of North America.

The new world record for the Most Four Leaf Clovers Found in the Fastest Time is May 20th, 2010 by John Christian Stokes, 10, who found three Four Leaf Clovers within 20 minutes while playing with his brother outside his home in Dickson. The world record was sponsored by USA Laboratories, Inc. Burns, TN.

"The world record for the most leaves on a clover stem is 18 and was discovered by Shigeo Obara of Hanamaki City, Iwate, Japan on May 25, 2002. " Guinness World Records 2010.

The Four Leaf Clover is one of the most popular tattoo themes for body art. It represents "good luck" or an Irish pride or ancestry. It is often interchangeable with the shamrock.

It is believed that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place, hence the phrase "the luck of the Irish."

In 1620, Sir John Melton made the first literary reference to their ability to provide good fortunate. He said, "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing."

Children in the Middle Ages believed they would be able to see fairies if they carried a four-leaf clover.

The four leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck.

Hire the best Landscaping Leprechauns at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Paradise Landscaping, we take pride in creating a landscape that even the leprechauns would be jealous of! From creating a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks to then maintaining that same landscape, we take care of it all. While having the luck of the Irish may be great, we believe having the luck of a beautiful Lake of the Ozarks landscape is even better! Give us a call at (573) 964-6515 today to schedule an appointment today!

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Landscaping Ideas That Keep Kids In Mind

With the weather warming up, it's time to get the kids outside to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. While you commonly think of landscaping for curb appeal, aesthetics, or even your own satisfaction, did you know that you can landscape for your kids enjoyment as well? At Paradise Landscaping, we want to provide quality service to ALL of our customers, even the young ones. Here are a few ways we can implement landscaping designs into your yard that will help your children.

Pave a Path

Make it safe for small toddlers by providing level pathways for them to wander around on. At Paradise Landscaping, not only can we help you create these pathways, but we can help you maintain them as well. When you get regular landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the details we'll focus on is the sweeping and cleaning of your hardscapes. This will also help keep little feet from tripping over leafs, branches and other debris that builds up on the sidewalk.

Add a Little Shade

Shade can be a great addition to a yard when you'll have little ones playing in it. There are many advantages to planting trees in your yard. They can protect from the sun, help protect against strong winds, and create fresh air. If you don't know what kind of trees you want, we can help you select trees that will survive well in Missouri, as well as who you the best place to put them for their growth rates.

Create Storage

With kids, you will find that they have plenty of toys that will get scattered around the yard. To help keep these to a minimum in your yard, and keep them from ending up in locations that they shouldn't (like in the driveway when you're backing out), you can designate an area that these items belong. Not only will you be helping keep your landscape clean, but you'll be teaching valuable lessons in responsibility!

Safety First!

As with all landscapes, you want to make sure that safety is the number one priority. Install fences around your Lake of the Ozarks pool, make sure the terrain is level and don't use toxic chemicals on your plants. Taking a few precautionary measures now will help in the future.

Summer Fun with a Sprinkler System

Imagine a warm sunny day, swimsuits on, goggles ready and a splash around the yard with the sprinkler system. Kill two birds with one stone when you install a sprinkler system at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can keep your kids entertained throughout the day, and also water your yard and keep it looking green.

Revamp The Yard When They're Grown

While your yard may look like a park while your kids are younger with sandboxes, play sets, and baby pools, someday all of those items won't be necessary. Enjoy them now, and realize that when the kids are older you can have your backyard paradise back to what it once was! You can convert a sandbox into a flower bed, the play set can be donated or sold, and the baby pool can be traded in for a beautiful water garden that they won't accidentally fall into now!

Hire the Best Landscape Design Company

At Paradise Landscaping, we're ready to help you make a backyard paradise no matter what stage of life you're in. If you still have little kids and it needs to be kid proof, we can help! If your kids are gone and you're ready to create a backyard space just for you, we can help you design something that will meet all of your dreams and expectations. Give us a call today at 573-964-6515 and let us help you create a backyard paradise!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

5 Landscaping Mistakes that Ruin Curb Appeal

Landscaping makes a huge difference in your curb appeal, and it's not something to sweep under the rug. Whether you're selling your home, or you want to make sure that it looks appealing for you, there are many reasons to improve the look of your yard. Here are a few things to keep in mind as spring comes and the plants will start blooming and blossoming, and how Paradise Landscaping can help!

Don't Plant Without a Plan

At Paradise Landscaping, we create a custom designed landscape for you, based on your yard and your personal desires. Planting without a plan can cause catastrophes, so we avoid those by being prepared and researching exactly what plant would do well in your Lake of the Ozarks landscape. If you would like to hear our vision for your yard, give us a call today!

Don't Plant Too Close

Rick Harris, our head designer has been in the landscaping field for over 40 years, and he uses this experience to make sure that every plant in your yard has the space to grow as large as it can in it's lifetime.While plants look very attractive when planted in groupings, if you plant them too close together you can inhibit their ability to grow to their full potential, which will make your landscape look crowded.

Upkeep Nightmare

One of the biggest ways to scare off a potential buyer for your home is by having a landscape that looks like it requires a lot of upkeep. If you are a gardener, and you have spent years nurturing your plants, you may love the upkeep, but a potential buyer could be scared off by it. Paradise Landscaping offers you a look that will be beautiful yet simple. If you don't want to maintain it yourself, we offer landscape maintenance!

Too Much of One Style

While you may really love one particular plant or flower, avoid the temptation to plant just that one item in your landscape. Diversity is one of the best ways to increase your curb appeal. We offer many different plants, bushes and trees to help keep your yard beautiful, but avoid too much of the same thing. Plus, if you plant too much of one thing, your yard will look fabulous during one time of the year, and then boring for the rest. We will incorporate many different blooms into your landscape so that your yard will be colorful as long as possible.

Weeds Gone Wild

Weeds can wreck the look of your entire landscape, and they also compete with the expensive, beautiful blooms that you had planted. It's important to keep these pests at bay for a pristine landscape. We can spread a pre-emergent before the weeds would germinate to help keep them at bay. 

Hire The Best Landscape Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

We have established ourselves as the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks. We work one-on-one with you to create a landscape that feels just paradise. From the type of grass that we spread to the stones we use for your water feature, we keep you as involved as you'd like to be to make sure that your landscape is perfect. Give us a call at 573-964-6515 today to find out how you can get started on your dream landscape!

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