Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7 Reasons to Hire a Landscaping Company

Summer is almost here, and that means plenty of outdoor fun and family activities to fill your days! The last thing you want to be doing is spending your days working on a landscaping project at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you've got hopes in mind for creating a stunning landscaping for your home or business, but don't know where you're going to find the time to tackle this task, check out these 7 reasons to hire a landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks:


1. Time-Saving
Landscaping can take up a lot of time if you're not skilled in the trade. If you're a busy person with real life responsibilities then you may not have time to spend focusing on your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. By hiring a professional landscaper, you can take the work out of having a beautiful lawn.

2. Getting the Right Plants
While you may have an idea in mind regarding the plants you'd like to include in your landscaping, you may be choosing plants that won't last in your lawn environment or that will over take your lawn. Landscapers can help you choose the right plants for your area to avoid these types of problems because they have extensive knowledge about plants. They can help you select plants that will thrive in the environment that your lawn has to offer. They consider not just the type of plants that thrive in your place but also those that are suited to your landscape needs and aesthetics.

3. Less Problems
There is a high chance that taking on your landscaping project on your own could become a mess, especially if you are not an expert. You may have this beautiful vision of how it will turn out, but it might appear like you were just playing with your landscape if there isn't good planning and proper landscape execution. Paradise can keep mess to a minimum and remove whatever disruptions that exist. And we maintain landscaping as well, so you don't even have to worry about upkeep.

4. Good Project Planning

At Paradise Landscaping, our designer develops hand drawn landscapes in full color ... these are the ultimate landscape designs. While he has kept up with the times, learning landscape design on computers and visual software, he still believes that the time tested custom hand drawn designs are the best. His hand drawn designs show a personality and feel that the computerized designs do not.

5. Expert Advice
Being in the business of landscaping and lawn maintenance for as long as we've been, we've developed a great amount of experience and knowledge. We can provide you with sound advice for your landscaping project. However, no landscape design (and therefore the planting of that design) is a custom landscape design without the input of the client. We know that we can create a much better landscape design for our clients if we can talk to them and get their ideas of what they want. So if you are interested in a landscape design that fits your home and lifestyle – call for an appointment.

6. High Standards
When you hire Paradise Landscaping to take care of your landscaping project at the Lake of the Ozarks, our reputation is on that project. You can bet that we're going to do what needs to be done to make your lawn look great. Not only that, but we strive to give our customers the highest quality and best service at the Lake. We take pride in taking care of our customer’s important investment so they can visit the lake without stress and just enjoy what the Ozarks has to offer.

7. Professional Service

Paradise Landscape, Irrigation, and Pool Maintenance is well known as the best landscape design company at Lake of the Ozarks ... and it's no accident! Our designer has 46 years of experience within the field of Horticulture, Retail Garden Center Management, and Landscape Design. That's 46 years of learning and knowing what and how large plants will become.


There you go, 7 great reasons to hire a landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Paradise stands by the motto, “Maintaining your Paradise is our Business.” We help you create your dream oasis at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. We specialize in everything from retaining walls, water features, trees and shrubs, sod, among other features, and oversee the design and full maintenance. So for all of your lawn and landscaping needs, count on the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks to make your landscaping dreams a reality!

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Best Plants to Include in Your Landscaping Project for Optimal Pest Control

With spring and summer comes nice weather, beautiful scenery, and pesky bugs ruining our outdoor fun in the sun! While yes, you can always hire someone to come out to treat your home for these pests, wouldn't you prefer to spend your money on enhancing the beauty of your landscaping AND prevent those darn pests from taking over your lawn? Paradise Landscaping has some great ideas on how we can make your landscaping beautiful while deterring pests at the same time - two birds, one stone! Take a look at some of the pest-repelling plants we would recommend incorporating in your next landscaping project at the Lake of the Ozarks:


Lavender - Lavender is a favorite in any garden because of its fresh scent and blooms. It also attracts beneficial bugs and repels mosquitoes, fleas and moths.

Citronella - Citronella is one of the most common ingredients in insect repellents, due to its strong smell, which masks mosquito attractants. The perennial clumping grass grows 5 to 6 feet, and can be planted in the ground or kept in large pots. Citronella plants thrive best in full sun and areas with good drainage.

Marigolds - Marigolds are best known for repelling insects, including mosquitoes, in your garden. Choose marigolds that are scented in order to work as a repellent. Marigolds drive away many bad bugs but they also attract spider mites and snails. French marigolds repel white-flies and kill bad nematodes. Mexican marigolds deter a number of destructive insects and wild rabbits.

Lemon Balm - Also known as horse-mint, lemon balm’s aroma wards off mosquitoes, but attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies. It’s fast growing, drought resistant and reseeds itself, so be sure to get the professional opinion of Paradise Landscaping for the best location in your landscaping for plant to avoid it taking over your lawn.

Nasturtiums - Plant nasturtiums with tomatoes and cucumbers to repel woolly aphids, white-flies, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles.

Petunias - Plant petunias throughout your garden for color but also to repel asparagus beetles, leaf hoppers, a range of aphids, tomato worms and many other pests.

Sunflowers - Sunflowers draw aphids away from your plants. Ants move their colonies onto sunflowers but suffer no damage.

Chrysanthemums - When choosing an insecticide, check the label for pyrethrum. Pyrethrum is chrysanthemums, an all-natural pesticide. It can help control things like roaches, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, and ants. The white flowering chrysanthemums can help drive away Japanese beetles and kills root nematodes.


While some plants will deter beneficial insects that will help to promote a healthy lawn, others may draw in pests you don't want around. It's important to find a healthy balance and to keep around those insects that will help keep out the bad stuff. For example: lady bugs and praying mantises are good insects to have around because they prey on the pests that damage your garden and lawn. If you choose to use an insecticide, you may be eliminating the bugs you don't want to get rid of, just to stave off the bad ones. So rather than relying on pesticides to do the job, let Paradise Landscaping design the perfect paradise landscaping for you that includes these plants. By including these natural pest-repellents, you'll save money on unnecessary pesticides and have a beautiful landscape that is vibrant and pleasing to the eye all season long. Call the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks today at 573-964-6515 to get your landscaping plans started!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prep Your Lawn for Summer with Paradise Landscaping Services!

Spring is in full swing and now is the perfect time to get your lawn ready for the busy summer season! Don't spend your weekends doing lawn maintenance. Have Paradise Landscaping take care of your lawn maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks for you! Here are a few pre-summer lawn maintenance tasks we can take care of to make sure your landscaping is on-point and ready for the summer:


Fertilize the lawn

Lawn health depends on nutrients and essential elements absorbed by roots from the soil. When natural soil processes do not provide adequate supplies of these essential elements, fertilizer can be applied to maintain optimum turfgrass growth. Three primary elements that lawns require larger quantities of are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The purpose of fertilizing a lawn is to add these necessary nutrients in the required amounts and at the appropriate time to achieve desirable lawn qualities and healthy grass. Paradise Landscaping specializes in creating the perfect balance of essential nutrients to enhance the lawn health of any landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks


Fix spotty patches 

Often times patchy lawns are caused by compacted soil. In order to fix this problem, it's important to have the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks come out and loosen the soil to stimulate growth by aerating it. Once the soil has been aerated, we can then spread a grass seed that will thrive with the condition of your soil. While this might seem easy enough for you to just do on your own, there are many factors that need to be considered to ensure healthy grass growth. Your soil type, whether it's heavy clay or well-drained loam, and how much sunlight the area gets will factor majorly into how your grass is going to grow. Paradise Landscaping understands horticulture on a deeper level than your average gardener, so we know how to fix those unsightly spotty patches in your lawn.

Replace with turf

If you're not into waiting around for grass to grow, you can always have Paradise Landscaping lay turf for a quick and convenient solution. One of the great things about turf lawns is that once it's laid, watered and trimmed, it looks fantastic from the get-go. Whereas when you choose to sow seed, it can take several weeks and mowings for it to grow and begin to look as good as turf does. Even then, you run the risk of having to reseed to correct patchy spots. So if you're looking for a quick and pretty lawn fix, let Paradise Landscaping lay turf on your lawn.


By hiring the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks to take care of your lawn care and maintenance, you can get back to planning a summer full of fun in the sun! Along with weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off all hard surfaces, we offer a variety of services including turf treatments, tree & shrub fertilization, pruning maintenance, leaf collection & disposal, mulching, power washing, and home check up services. Don't worry anymore about taking care of that pesky lawn maintenance and hire Paradise Landscaping to keep your lawn beautiful all summer long!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Get Your Landscaping Cleaned Up After the Storm

Heavy rains and windy conditions can cause quite a bit of damage to landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. With all of the flooding going on across Missouri, we're seeing more damage than normal to our lawns. For many reasons, it's important to clean up the aftermath of inclement weather. In events like this, Paradise Landscaping is just the place to call to get your landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks back in tip-top shape. Here are some things we can do to get your lawn back to looking its best:


Prune small trees and bushes that are damaged
Besides getting fallen limbs picked up around your yard, it's important to have the trees and bushes pruned because there may be dead or fallen limbs caught in them. This can cause more damage to the trees, bushes and your lawn the next time a storm comes through. Loose limbs can also be a safety hazard if one catches wind and falls on somebody. It may also be necessary to remove a bush or small tree that is beyond saving. Paradise Landscaping can determine whether a plant, shrub or tree can be salvaged or if it's best to just have it removed.

Remove debris from drainage areas
Paradise Landscaping can make sure drains are clear of debris such as sticks, twigs, leaves, and mulch. We can also check and clear ditches and trenches for any obstructions. Water should be able to flow through these areas freely so it can drain from your yard rather than standing and overly saturating your lawn. It's important to have us come out to remove any debris from sprinkler heads or irrigation systems at the Lake of the Ozarks as well to avoid malfunctioning or damage. 

Address any washed away landscaping
Heavy rains and flooding can cause landscaping to get washed away. This can lead to bared and unprotected plant roots. Heavy rains and wind can also blow leaves all over your yard and soil onto sidewalks and driveways causing your lawn to look unkept. Not only does it create an unsightly mess, but it also causes potentially hazardous conditions for your landscaping as far has lawn health is concerned. Paradise Landscaping can clean up the mess, get rid of the leaves, and refill any soil or mulch that needs to be replaced.


As you can see, there is much to be done after a strong storm comes through to make sure your landscaping gets put back in order. For many reasons it's extremely important to have the best landscaping team at the Lake of the Ozarks clean up your landscaping after storm damage. By having Paradise Landscaping come out to clean up your lawn you can prevent future hassle and cost of storm related repairs. Don't forget to ask us about our routine maintenance services at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep your landscaping looking great all year long - Contact us TODAY for a FREE QUOTE!

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