Thursday, March 30, 2017

6 Types of Landscape Lighting

As the summer months get closer and your family begins to migrate to the outdoors more and more, it may be time to consider lighting up your yard. Here at Paradise Landscaping, we know the value of having the appropriate landscape lighting installed around your home. Not only is the location of your lighting important, but also the type of lighting, the quality of the lighting, and even the purpose. Here are six types of lighting you can have installed around your home, and why it's important.


Downlight

Are you looking for a light that would cast light from a high position? Downlights are often attached to tree trunks or branches from up high to be aimed down at lawns, paths, or even the tree's own foliage to create a moonlit effect. You won't want to skimp on materials with this type of lighting so you don't have to have them repaired frequently.

Flood

Flood lighting generally casts a wider beam than bullet lighting, and it is brighter than wash lighting. A collar minimizes the glare that this light could produce, and you'll want to have it installed sparingly to light up tall trees or wide house facades.

Wash 

Wash lighting throws out a soft, diffused light that is ideal for brightening flat facades, privacy fences, and even garden walls. It can be hard to decide what type of lighting is important in your space, and Paradise Landscaping would love to share our knowledge with you.


Garden

This type of lighting is ideal for gardens and pathways. They sit about 18 to 24 inches off of the ground and cast a beautiful light below them. Unlike many other types of lighting their style and color are boldly on display and can look beautiful in your Lake of the Ozarks landscape.

Bullet

Bullet lights are very versatile, compact fixtures and are often fitted with bulbs that project a narrow beam. This is perfect for areas where you need precise lightings around your landscape, such as house features, tree trunks, and garden structures.

Well

On well lights, the bulb is set down inside a waterproof fixture that is buried in the ground. You can get light without seeing the fixture. Well, lights can be used to illuminate the underside of plant foliage or light the base of a facade or wall. They can have fixed bulbs or swiveling bulbs depending on the need.


Let There Be Light

LED Lighting around your landscape and water features is not only beautiful, but it's an important safety feature of your home or business, as well. At Paradise Landscaping, we are a Preferred Vendor of Kichler LED Lighting. From the latest intelligent LED options to traditional incandescent choices, Paradise Landscaping offers Kichler's complete landscape collection and it delivers the right type of landscape lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The 411 on Landscape Flooding

If you look at the forecast, we have a lot of rain headed our way. While this could change without warning (because we're in the Midwest, the weather doesn't obey *wink*), it could even rain more than expected. At Paradise Landscaping, we are the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we want to give you tips and things you can expect and look for when you get a lot of rain on your landscape.


Landscape Damage

When your landscape gets too much water it can become flooded - especially with landscapes that are made up of too much clay. It's important to be aware of your landscape when it becomes flooded because you won't want to drag anything across it. If you can keep from walking across it as well, that would be beneficial. If your lawn gets flooded too often, or even when there is very little rain you may have a drainage issue. Paradise Landscaping would be able to come in and take a look to find where the drainage issue is occurring and we can help you fix it.

Be Aware of Disease

When too much water sits in your landscape, you could be at risk for disease in your plants. It starts in the roots, causing them to rot and can then lead to a diseased yard. You can tell this is happening when you start to notice yellow patches in your yard. Once a fungus sets in, it can be hard to repair it, and generally, the only option is to reseed it in the fall. Too much water can also cause shallow root growth because they don't have to go down deep to find water. Shallow root growth can then cause the grass to become stressed, which can make it more prone to damage from insects as well.

Fill Up On Fertilizer

Because your landscape is getting too much water, there are many vital nutrients that are being washed away. They won't have the chance to be absorbed into the root system, and then your lawn will start to fade quickly. You'll want to use plenty of fertilizer to help compensate for the lack of nutrients. At Paradise Landscaping, we can help you find the correct fertilizer for your landscaping as well as apply it for you.


Your Landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks

From all projects, large or small, the Paradise Landscaping team can assist you. Visit our website to learn more about our landscaping services at the Lake of the Ozarks and how we can help prepare you for the spring and summer season. Changing seasons can be hard on your plants -  but that doesn't mean your landscaping has to suffer. Let our team maintain your paradise all through the year and help you achieve the look you're dreaming of.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Let Us Help You Prepare for Spring

While it may not feel like it, spring is certainly coming! In fact, the first day of spring is only FIVE days away! While March 20th may not seem like it should be the first day of spring, you'll be surprised what a few days can do to the temperature. With spring on it's way, it's time for you to start thinking about your landscape. Here at Paradise Landscaping, we are ready for the warm months to get here so we can start showing some TLC to your space. Here are a few ways we can help get your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks ready for spring!


Initial Prep Work

After the threat of snow is gone, it's time for us to start getting busy on your Lake of the Ozarks landscape. We can start by raking your yard to remove any of the leftover twigs, leaves, needles, and other debris. There's nothing better than a clean slate to get your landscape started off on the right foot.

Seeding

After we've gotten your space cleared up and ready to go, it's time to take a close look at your landscape and determine if there are any areas that need some touch up. If the grass looks thin and patchy, we can seed the space and make it look beautiful. If you don't know what type of grass you've used, we can help you determine what would work. Do you need your whole lawn reseeded? We can help with that, too!

Watering

Your lawn needs enough water to reach the plant roots. If you are concerned with the irrigation in your landscape, don't forget that we offer the best irrigation services at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can install and maintain the system as well as winterize is at the end of the season. Hire us for hassle-free landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Mowing

Maintaining a lawn mower can be a lot of extra work. From checking the oil and gas levels, making sure the blades are sharp, and keeping it safe from critter through the winter. Not to mention, once you have the mower ready to go, you still have to mow the ENTIRE yard. Let Paradise Landscaping help you with landscape maintenance. Our team can come out and mow your yard, as well as take care of trimming, edging, and more.

Mulching

This isn't just the finishing touch for your landscape - it's vital to the life of your plants. You want to use a high-quality mulch, and you'll want to make sure a good fertilizer is applied before mulching. Our team of experts can assist by providing the best mulch and fertilizer for your landscape, and then take care of laying it around the trees, bushes, dormant flowers, and more.

Pruning

Pruning is vital to the health of your plants, trees, and bushes. Cut away all dead and damaged branches, prune your fruit trees before they bloom, and prune flowering trees and shrubs after they bloom.

Your Landscape Team at the Lake of the Ozarks

Trust the team that can do the job right. Our landscape team is highly trained with experience in landscape design and maintenance, as well as supporting efforts like irrigation and pool maintenance. Don't get bogged down this summer with chores that can be given to someone else. Make plans to enjoy your summer and your landscape and let the professionals handle the dirty work - literally! Visit our website to learn more about our services, and don't forget to call us at  573-964-6515 TODAY!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Preparing For Pool Season

It hardly seems possible that we're already preparing for the pool season, but it's going to be here before you know it. At Paradise Landscaping - Irrigation & Pool Maintenance, you can count on our team to not only help you get your pool up and running but keep it going all through the summer. Here are a few ways we can help you start up and maintain your pool through summer so you can focus on enjoying your space and relaxing and playing with your family and friends.


Pool Services

Proper maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your pool looking and operating its best. We have a ten-point checklist that we rely on to help ensure the life of your investment. While we offer many services in regards to your pool, and one of those is going to need to be performed soon - the de-winterization of your pool. There are many details you'll want to check before you even start your pool up. From cracks in the surface to leaks in the pipes, you want to make sure everything is operating at its prime before you even turn the pump on. At Paradise Landscaping, we also offer offsite storage for your pool cover. You don't have to have the fear of pulling your cover out at the end of the season and finding that it went through dry rot, was punctured, or damaged in any way. We will keep it safe, and have it ready at the end of the summer.

Pool Maintenance

Maintaining your pool can be a complicated and time-consuming process, in fact, it can take hours. Especially if you are experiencing problems. We provide the best pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to help you keep your pool in tip-top condition. Here are just a few of the ways we can help you maintain your pool through the summer:

  • Maintain chemical balance/salt or chlorine levels
  • Inspect equipment to make sure everything is working properly
  • Vacuum & clean skimmers & pump strainers
  • Backwash filters

Do you want to learn more about the way we can maintain a pool at the Lake of the Ozarks? Visit our website, or give us a call at 573-964-6515.

Count on Paradise to Create YOUR Paradise

From pools to landscaping, we know how important it is to you to be able to relax in your yard. From relaxing by the pool to playing games on the lawn - your yard is where memories are made. Don't let those memories be focussed around chores, landscape maintenance, pool care, or even the pool being down for the year because of malfunctions. Trust the team who can keep your pool running with the best pool repair at the Lake of the Ozarks and help you have an amazing summer!


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Friday, March 3, 2017

3 Advantages to Landscape Maintenance

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Do you think of kicking back by the pool, drinking a cold beverage, and admiring your beautiful landscape? Or do you think of hot sweaty days, spending hours on the lawn mower, covered in grass cuttings, and dehydration? If the latter is your idea of summer - Paradise Landscaping would like you to think again! Treat yourself this year to a landscape that "takes care of itself" by hiring our team of guys to provide the best lawn care maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are three advantages to hiring a lawn maintenance team and why you'll never want to go a summer without it.


Save YOU Money!

If you've ever looked at the price of lawn equipment, you probably know it costs an arm and a leg to get all of the tools you'll need. From a mower and edger to mulch and fertilizer - caring for your own lawn can be costly. Not to mention, you'll have tools that need to be winterized through the cold season, and you'll just be wasting space for 3-4 months out of the year. At Paradise Landscaping, we have everything needed to make your landscape look incredible. We can also fertilize your lawn when the appropriate time comes about, keep the hedges trimmed and beautiful, and even rake up the leaves when fall arrives.

Save YOU Hassle!

It can take a lot of effort to care for your lawn. Even if you only do the bare minimum and mow the grass when it starts to get long, you could be spending hours in the hot sun. Save yourself some effort and actually ENJOY your landscape. Let us do the heavy lifting, long hours of mowing, and planting so you can kick back and enjoy the view. Our goal is to create a paradise for you - and while part of that is in appearance, the other part is in knowing you don't have to do anything but admire it.

Save YOU Time!

Mowing isn't the only time-consuming aspect of your landscape. Mulching, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, and leaf blowing can all cost you HOURS of time. This is the time that you could be spending with your family enjoying your space. Use your summer afternoons and nights to make memories with your family. Play games in the backyard, watch the clouds drift by, jump in the pool, play fetch with the dog, and enjoy a night around the fire watching the stars. These are the memories you'll want to look back and remember. Not hours spent on the mower cutting the grass.

Landscape Maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks

Our team can complete a variety of tasks that include but aren't limited to weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off all hard surfaces. We also offer other services like turf treatments, tree and shrub fertilization, pruning maintenance, leaf collection & disposal, mulching, power washing, and home check up services. Let our team take on the dirty work while you enjoy your paradise. Visit our website to learn more about the services that our Lake of the Ozark landscapers provide - and give us a call at 573-964-6515 to get on the list!

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