Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Guide to Landscape Lighting

For many, landscape lighting may seem like a luxury - but we would like to present the case that in many yards - it's a necessity. At Paradise Landscaping, we believe every landscape should be a place that you enjoy relaxing in. We also realize that LED lighting around your landscape and water features are not only beautiful but an important safety feature of your home or business as well. Here are a few things you should know about the benefits of landscape lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Safety

Summer nights in the backyard are great ways to make memories - but sometimes they can be unhappy when filled with slips, trips, and falls. Night time visibility is low, and when trying to navigate your yard without lighting, it can become dangerous. At Paradise Landscaping, we can install many types of landscape lights to help increase the visibility and create safe places in your landscape.

Security

While the Lake of the Ozarks is a safe place to live - no matter where you are, there can be the chance for intruders. Especially when homes are left vacant through the winter months and unattended. Exterior lighting can help deter crime and offer valuable protection even after the sun goes down.

Functionality

Landscape lighting can help make your backyard a functional place. Don't stop doing what you love just because you can't see in the space. Enjoy the warm summer nights this year, and enjoy the view when you have LED lights installed all around.

Beauty

Landscape lighting immediately adds beauty to your space. It can complement and highlight all of the beautiful areas that are around your space. While certain spaces are normally in the dark, you can bring attention to their beauty even in the evenings.

Dimension

If you feel like the outside of your home is a bit bland - we can use a combination of specific lighting techniques to create a space that you'll love. We can create dramatic focal points around your home and highlight all of the best features of your home.

Financial Return

Did you know that professional landscape lighting systems have been proven to increase the value of the home? In fact, landscaping lighting can add roughly 30% to the value of your home. Even more important, 50% of all homebuyers say that outdoor lighting is important when buying a home.

Lake of the Ozarks Landscape Lighting

Paradise Landscaping is a preferred vendor of Kichler LED lighting. From the latest intelligent LED options to traditional incandescent choices, we offer Kichler's complete landscape collection and it delivers exactly what you need. From decorative path and spread lights to low profile hardscape lights and everything in between - we would love to help you improve your space.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

7 Gardening Trends for 2017

We're already into the second month of 2017, but that doesn't mean you are too late to start planning your outdoor spaces. This year could be the year you accomplish your gardening goals, and the team at Paradise Landscaping wants to help. By looking at what is trending for landscapes and gardening, you can get an idea of what you would like to see and make it easier to tell us what you want. Here are a few things that you may want to keep in mind as you start working with the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Mimicking Nature

There will always be room for landscapes that are either very well manicured or left to have a slightly wilder, natural look. Though, in 2017 you will see natural elements start to make their way into your backyard paradise. Large rocks, boulders, and untouched hedges are going to become more popular.

2. Bold Colors

Vintage, pastel color have been popular in the past, and while they won't disappear altogether - individuals are looking for bright colors, too. When we say bright colors, we mean bright! Brilliant oranges, hot reds, bold yellows, rich purples and even bi-colored versions will be flooding the landscapes this year.

3. Luxury That Comes In Small Packages

The days of large, impressive shrubs and trees in an expansive landscape won't be the only place that you see impressive and luxurious plants. As many homeowners have small lots where their home sits, they are needing to find more creativity in the plants they use - but that doesn't change the fact that they're looking for elegance. Smaller versions of beautiful plants can be found, and your Lake of the Ozarks landscapers are ready to help you design a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks!


4. Adapting to Different Climates

In Missouri, the climate can be as confusing as it is beautiful. Some days in February are 80° while other days in May could be snowing. Because of this, a popular trend will be finding plants that can adapt to many different types of weather. Sometimes you'll want something that can survive drought, while other times, you'll want something that can stand up to cold winters.

5. Potted Plants

Whether it's because you're looking for a clean design, or wanting something that's easy to maintain, a popular trend is for a statement plant to be displayed in a pot. Sometimes this could be a large shrub, other times it could be a beautiful rose bush - no matter what your style, we can help you find the best plants for your planter, and put them in the best locations around your home. 

6. Edible Gardening

Gardens aren't just for looks anymore, as homeowners would also like their plants to help serve a purpose as well. If you would like to incorporate edible items into your landscape, let us know! We can help you create a space that achieves all of your goals. 

7. Color Transformers

Shrubs can hold the backbone of design because they are beautiful all year round. There are some fun conifers that can add some magic to your space as they change colors throughout the year. From the summery green to many rainbows of colors in the winter. We can help you incorporate plants that experience a seasonal shift in color.


Your Lake of the Ozarks Landscape

Now is the time to start planning your dream landscape. At Paradise Landscaping, we work with you to create a space that is equally beautiful and practical. We listen to your desires for your space, and then our landscape designer, Rick Harris, uses his 45+ years of experience to assist you in the creation of your space - whether you want something trendy, classic, or practical. Visit our website to learn more about our services, and don't forget to follow our social media accounts to stay in touch.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Preparing For Pool Season

It may still seem like the middle of winter, but there are still many days that tempt us to think that spring is right around the corner. Memorial Day is only 110 days away, and we can’t wait to kick back and soak up the sun, poolside! Your landscaping team at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to remind you that landscapes aren’t all we specialize in. We are also your pool maintenance team at the Lake of the Ozarks. From maintenance to service repairs we can help with it all. Here are a few ways we can help you prepare your pool for the summer season.


Check For Repairs

Depending on how your pool was winterized, there could still be some necessary repairs. At Paradise Landscaping, we provide a 24-hour emergency service so that when you find something wrong, we can be there. We will do an inspection to find and fix leaks in your pool. We can also fix and replace the pumps and motors and filters. All of these are important to the success of your swimming season. We can also provide pool epoxy painting when you find that the surface of your pool need repaired. Does you pool deck need some tender loving care? We can paint it and keep it looking fresh and beautiful.

De-Winterizing

Not only can we look for repairs, but we can de-winterize your pool. It’s important to de-winterize it properly so that nothing is overlooked. Not to mention, we also provide off-site storage for your winter cover. There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of your pool season to find that some rodents made their new home in your cover or it got caught on something sharp and tore over the summer. We can store it for you, and have it ready for winterizing at the end of the season.

Weekly Maintenance For Your Pool & Spa

A pool can be a huge time investment. From the chemicals to the cleaning, you can spend more time caring for your pool than actually enjoying it. That’s why Paradise Landscaping provides weekly pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can maintain the chemical balance, and salt or chlorine levels, as well as inspect the equipment to make sure that everything is working properly. We will also vacuum and clean the skimmers, pump strainers, and backwash the filters.

Pool Service at the Lake of the Ozarks

Proper maintenance is a crucial part of keeping you pool looking and operating it’s best. We have a ten-point checklist to ensure the life of your investment. At Paradise Landscaping, we care about your pool as we do abut your custom landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks. We want you to be able to enjoy the spaces of your landscape, without having to worry about maintaining them. Visit our website to learn more about services and give us a call today to get on our weekly maintenance list.

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