Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Curb Appeal!

It's time to get your ultimate spook factor on and start perfecting your paradise for Halloween! From goblins and ghouls to pumpkins and cornstalks, there are many different styles to decorating, and all of them just as fun. No matter what, if you'll have little trick-or-treators, you'll want to up the curb appeal and give it just the right touch. At Paradise Landscaping, we take care of keeping your paradise beautiful, but we can also give you some fun ideas for keeping it festive too!

Start at the Curb

This will be the first things peopl see as they approach your house, so don't let it go to waste. You can add decor to your mailbox, your front fence, or even your entire front yard. You'll want to start by picking a theme. Will you be all out scary or fall festive? This will give you an idea of what to shop for. You can make your mailbox a ghost, hang white beach balls with black eyes in your trees, or place pumpkin and cornstalks on each fence post.

Create a Path

Do you have a sidewalk? You can decorate along your sidewalk either with pots of mums for a fun fall feel, or little ghosts if you're looking for something spooky. Better yet, take a solar powered sidewalk light and wrap some thin white fabric around it and secure it with a twist-tie to create little glowing ghosts!

Make the Front Door Inviting

You can add a beautiful fall wreath to the front door, or you can add one that's covered with bats for a spooky feel. Do you want to make your porch look spooky? Don't forget to add plenty of cobwebs, scarecrows, ghosts or even spiders! Make your front door look like a tombstone by wrapping it in paper and painting a name and date on it.

Ghostly Garden

Don't forget about the rest of your Lake of the Ozarks landscaping! You can add cobwebs in the trees, bushes and flowers or place pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns by your water garden at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our custom landscapes make the perfect setting for any of your decorating plans!

Best Landscaping Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

Are you in the mood to make your landscape a wonderful Halloween haunt? We would love to see what you do with the place! From planting new grass seed to revamping your entire backyard with a new grilling patio area, garden, and water fixture - we can create a perfect paradise for you. Visit our website to see samples of our work, and don't forget to have a happy Halloween season!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

FAQs About Irrigation Winterization

Winter is fast approaching, and before you know it you'll be covering plants and preparing for frost. There is still one more thing that you need to put on your to-do list - winterize your irrigation system. While this system may be extremely useful during the summer, and even during the winter in warmer climates, in the Midwest, you would do well to just have it shut off for the winter. Here are a few ways the best landscape company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you.

Protect Your System

Protection is main reason you want to winterize your irrigation system. When winter hits, the ground will begin to freeze - and in Missouri it will probably freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw. When the ground gets to a certain temperature, if your pipes have water in them, they will freeze and then bust because of the pressure. This will create a lot of extra work in the spring when you are ready to turn your irrigation system back on and find large puddles all of your yard instead of nicely spaced sprays.

An irrigation system is an investment that you make in your home, and like any investment, it need occasional maintenance and upkeep. Part of maintaining your irrigation system at the Lake of the Ozarks is having it winterized in the fall, and then inspected and started back up in the spring.

FAQs About Irrigation Winterization

Do you still have questions about what needs to be performed? Here are some FAQs to help you find the answers you need.

Can't I just shut the water off?

You can shut the water off, but you are taking a gamble that all of the water will leak out and evaporate before the first freeze hits. The reason this is not always effective is that your pipes aren't just perfectly level and horizontal, in fact, there may be several peaks and dips, and if the water gathers there, you're risking that it will not get cleared out and freeze.

What is the best way to clean out the pipes?

One of the best methods is to apply a bit of air pressure to openings of your pipe and clear out the excess water that way.

Can I use my air compressor to blow out my irrigation system?

While it may seem fairly simple to hook a nozzle up to your irrigation system and hit the power button, there is a lot more here at play. We use our expert knowledge in irrigation system winterization at the Lake of the Ozarks to make sure that the right amount of pressure is applied. If you add too much you risk damaging the valves and pipes, if you don't apply enough you won't get all of the water out. We've been doing this for years, and with those years of experience, we can help your irrigation system last longer.

What do I do when I'm ready to turn my system back on in the spring?

Call Paradise Landscaping! The spring is the perfect time to take a look at your irrigation system and make sure that nothing is broken or cracked. Before we fill the pipes back up we can perform our routine irrigation system maintenance to make sure everything is ready.

Irrigation Winterization at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Paradise Landscaping, we offer full irrigation service and repairs on all brands, which includes cleaning valves, heads, and flushing out lines. Winterization and de-winterization, as well as seasonal adjustments are all part of our comprehensive irrigation maintenance service. Are you ready to get your irrigation in tip-top shape for winter? Give us a call at 573-964-6515 today!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The BEST Time To Reseed Your Lawn is NOW!

Did the summer heat take a toll on your lawn? Is your lawn looking brown and spotty? Our Lake of the Ozarks lawn maintenance services could help you. At Paradise Landscaping, we take pride in making sure your lawn looks its best. From lawn maintenance to landscaping design, Lake of the Ozarks best landscaping company can help make sure your yard is the prettiest  on the block. Reseeding also known as overseeding could improve the health and look of your lawn. There are many benefits to reseeding and now’s the time to do it.

What Kind of Grass Grows in Missouri?

Missouri has the best temperature for cool-season grasses. This includes Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue. Cool season grasses can tolerate cold winters and hot summers. However, because Missouri is in the Central United States, the southern part of the state is in the transition section, which means that warm season grasses grow better. Warm season grasses include Bermudagrass, centipedegrass, and zoysiagrass

What Is Reseeding?

Reseeding is simply the act of spreading new seed over your existing lawn. This process can help rejuvenate your lawn.

Why You Need to Reseed Your Lawn

As your grass ages, it is normal for it to thin out. During the summer months, lawns get the most use and paired with the excessive heat, it can take a toll on the grass. Reseeding your lawn could help make it fuller and healthier. However, this process can help any lawn that needs improvement.

Benefits to Reseeding Lawns

  • Filling in your lawn that was damaged by summer sun, diseases or insects
  • Making your lawn lush and thick
  • Improving the appearance of your lawn
  • Improving your lawn’s health
  • Help it fight off insects and diseases

When is the Best Time to Reseed?

Fall and spring are the two best times to reseed your lawn. Cool-season grasses, such as ryegrass and bluegrass can benefit from reseeding in the fall as they grow best when air temperatures are cooler. The best time to reseed your cool grass lawn is when temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees. However, reseeding in the fall is not just for cool-season grasses. Warm-season grasses can also benefit from reseeding in the fall as that is when they start to go dormant. 

Find Your Paradise with Paradise Landscaping

Reseeding can help rejuvenate your lawn and make it look full and lush. Make sure your yard looks its best by hiring the best lawn maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you notice that your lawn has seen better days make sure you call Paradise Landscaping. We are more than just Lake of the Ozarks’ best landscaping company. We can maintain your backyard by mowing and trimming. However, we also make sure your lawn is the best on the block by doing turf treatments, tree and shrub fertilization, pruning and more! If you are needing help with your lawn, call the experts at 573-964-6515 today.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pool Winterization FAQs

It's been a great summer, and now it's sadly time to put away the pool toys and start planning the winterization for your pool. How do you know when is the right time to winterize your pool, and how do you even go about this task to begin with? At Paradise Landscaping, we take all of the confusion out of this routine task by performing it for you with the best pool service at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few things you need to know as you gear up to have you pool winterized, and how you can help us through the process.

When To Winterize Your Pool

There are two reasons that you'll consider closing your pool in the Midwest: fear of freezing it, and fear of freezing yourself. Generally, the first to come is freezing yourself, so by the time you hit Labor Day it's time to consider getting your pool winterized, and definitely calling Paradise Landscaping to set up your appointment. You can sometimes get away with waiting until the third or fourth week of September to close the pool, but you'll want to already have a scheduled appointment set in place.

What Does Winterizing Entail?

Winterizing your pool doesn't have to be a huge project, but it will take some time, so that's why it's important to let us know when you're ready. The most important thing is to get the water out of the lines, and most of the water out of the pool. After draining the water we will do some routine cleaning around your pool to make sure everything is ready to go for the winter before closing it up.

Where Is My Winter Cover?

If we de-winterized your pool at the beginning of the swimming season, and if you requested us to store your winter cover, then we have it! We provide off-site storage for your cover so that you not only don't have to worry where it is, but it's also in safe hands through the summer. Occasionally misfortunes can befall a cover through the summer, whether it be due to temperatures, rodents, or accidental punctures, but we care for your cover and make sure that nothing happens.

Is it a Good Idea to Make Repairs Before Winterizing?

Yes! Whenever you notice any defects in your pool, such as cracking, bulging, or leaking it's always a good idea to get them fixed immediately. Especially when you're preparing it for storage over the winter. Winter weather has a nasty habit of taking small issues and making them bigger if not address properly. What may be a small crack at the end of summer could be much larger in the beginning of summer due to the expansion of ice and cold temperatures. You can trust Paradise Landscaping for all of your pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Pool Winterizing at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you Google "How to Winterize Your Pool" you will find many how-to steps. With every DIY project, though, comes lots of work, extra hours learning how to do something new, more expense, and possibly even damage to your pool. Trust the experts who know how to winterize your pool, and do it correctly from the start. Give us a call today at 573-964-6515 to schedule an appointment for us to come out and get your pool ready for winter!

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