Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pet Proof your Yard with Paradise Landscaping

At Paradise Landscaping, we create custom landscapes at the Lake of the Ozarks so that you have a perfect paradise to love and enjoy. We realize that a huge part of your family could be cute little Fido and that sometimes, your furry friend can be hard on your lawn. We love him as much as you do, and that's why we're providing you with some great tips to keep your lawn looking fresh and safe for your pet at the same time.

Does your furry friend just LOVE to get out and tear through the dirt looking for animals, insects, or buried toys? We don't blame them! This is a wonderful pastime that dogs are known for, but if you want a beautiful landscape, you'll have to find ways to convince your pet that they would rather dig somewhere else. Some pet owners have found that a large dirt or sandbox specifically for digging enjoyment has helped ease the need for your dog to dig in your flower bed. You can also opt for larger, heavier duty metal landscape edging. This may help keep the mulch in the garden bed, and not your landscape.

This is an actual term, and it implies exactly what you think it does - creating a space that is safe for your dog. You don't have to do any major renovations or attach a huge price tag to creating this safe space, and with a little help from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Landscapers, your space will be safe in no time.

Your grass may be at risk when you have a dog, especially if you have a dog run where they continually apply wear and tear to a very specific area in your yard. You'll want a hearty grass that can stand up to the constant running back and forth. Pet urine can also be a factor when your landscape starts looking "ruff." The highly concentrated levels of nitrogen and soluble salts can have a burn effect on lawns. You can keep this to a minimum by washing or spraying the area down with water to help dilute the concentration. If your landscape is showing signs of wear and tear, you can always call Paradise Landscaping. We'll come out and take a look at your landscape and help you work towards creating a green space with fewer patches.

While dogs and cats primarily eat meat, there are occasions where they will eat grass and other plants in your yard. When this happens, you'll want to make sure that the plants you have are not harmful to your pet. You will also want to let us know that you have pets when we start to landscape your yard so that there won't be any chance of us adding something that would be dangerous for them. Here are a few plants and mulches that you want to avoid when you have pets.
  • Daffodil
  • Lily
  • Morning Glory
  • Oleander
  • Sago Palm
  • Cocoa Mulch
  • Pine, Cedar & Hemlock Mulch
  • Rubber Mulch

At Paradise Landscaping, we know how important your landscape and your pet are to you, and that's why we will help you create a landscape that works with both. We've been creating Lake of the Ozarks landscapes for over 5 years now, and we are proud to continue working with you to create a landscape that will look beautiful for years. Would you like a quote on your next landscaping project? Visit our website to learn more!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Get the Most of Your Summer Nights with Great Landscape Lighting!

Summer is here, and there's no better time to consider landscape lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks than now! With the hot summer days leading into cooler breezy evenings, you'll enjoy sitting out in your personal backyard paradise to watch the fireflies, or enjoy a bonfire. To get the most of summer, even after the sun sets, having appropriate lighting for your walkways and yard is a necessity. Aside from being extremely important, landscape lighting is also extremely beautiful and a perfect way to set the mood. Here are five types of landscape lighting that will perfectly accent your yard.

Adding lighting to the areas where people love to gather and socialize is just as important as providing the space itself. There are many beautiful designs that will compliment your home's style perfectly. From low profile to designer, we can install your deck lighting at the Lake of the Ozarks providing you with many more enjoyable starry nights to come!

Adding lighting to your water features is a perfect way to create the perfect ambiance. The flowing water combined with the lights bouncing off is perfect. These lights aren't just for the aesthetics though, adding lights to your water features allows them to be more visible. Which can help people from tripping into them in the dark.

This lighting is unique in the fact that it can be hidden into your hardscapes and walls. It's low profile design is meant to shed light on paths, gardens and walls without attracting attention to the style or design of the fixture itself.

Path & Spread Lighting adds beauty and functionality that illuminates your outdoor walkways and spaces. Tastefully crafted and constructed to endure the elements, Landscape Path & Spread Lights add style, value and safety.

Accent lighting around your home is the perfect way to draw attention to your garden areas, your sitting areas, and any other space in your paradise that you'd like to accentuate. These lights are small, but mighty, with many different styles and colors you'll find that the LED lights will lend perfectly to the atmosphere of your home.

Having professional landscape lighting installed throughout your lawn can really help to create a beautiful and safe setting for your evening summer fun activities and gatherings! Paradise Landscaping offers the Design Pro LED series of fixtures for virtually every outdoor application. Our team is knowledgeable in landscape designing, from the plants, to the mulch and even the lights. You can rely on our expertise to create a space that will compliment your purposes for it. From entertaining large parties to enjoying a cozy night with your family, there are many reasons to have a space that is comfortable and safe. Landscape lighting is a perfect way to achieve both. Give us a call today and let our team create a perfect paradise in your very own yard!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Irrigation Systems are Home Improvements Worth Having!

Does your Lake of the Ozarks landscaping seem to be lacking something? If you're constantly battling patchiness or really thick spots in your lawn, it may be because of over or under watering. Many residential and commercial property owners run into this problem when trying to keep their grass and landscape green and fresh. Paradise Landscaping has a solution for not wasting water watering sidewalks or missing patches of green turf. Irrigation systems are more efficient than any other form of watering. Take a look at the benefits of installing an irrigation system:

Conserves Time and Water

Watering your landscaping manually can be very time-consuming. Having an irrigation installed will save you that time to do the things you'd rather be doing, like spending time with your family. Irrigation systems typically have timers that you can set to water when you want that will automatically turn off so you don't have to worry about monitoring it closely or wasting water. An irrigation system will put the exact amount of water, in the exact spots, exactly when it is needed.

Preserves Soil Structure and Nutrients

Watering with a hose can cause over watering to your landscaping. As a result, the runoff water can leach nutrients from the soil, leaving your lawn lacking the nutrients it needs to ensure healthy growth. The pressure from water coming from a water hose can also cause the soil to become compacted. This can cause plant roots to suffocate and die. By using an irrigation system to water your landscape, smaller drops of water reach the soil without compacting or washing out nutrients from the soil.

Prevents Disease and Weeds

With a strategically planned out drip irrigation system, you can prevent weed seeds from germinating. If you're watering with a hose it's more difficult to control what you're watering, which means you may be unintentionally watering weeds. With a drip irrigation system you're only watering the plants directly rather than sprinkling the entire area, so you don't have to do so much weeding. This can also prevent leaf disease caused by water droplets on the foliage. Because the water does not strike the leaves or flowers, blight diseases have no chance of taking over.

As you can see an irrigation system is a home improvement project worth considering. Not only will it help maintain a healthy beautiful landscape which you can enjoy with your friends and family, but it’s the most convenient and efficient way to ensure your landscape gets the water it needs without over or under watering. So contact Paradise Landscaping, the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks, to get your landscaping and irrigation design plans started!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stop Maintaining Your Own Pool - Hire Paradise Landscaping!

On a hot summer day, there's nothing better than coming home from work and jumping in your pool to cool off and relax. If you have to take care of all of the maintenance yourself though, it's not that easy. You'll have to drag out the tools, chemicals, vacuum, and the whole process can take a lot of time and energy. By the time you've prepped the pool, you're too tired to swim. When you let our team take care of your pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, the most time-consuming thing you'll have to do is change into your bathing suit! Here are a few ways our team will use their expertise to care for your pool.

Pool Service

Proper maintenance for your pool is a crucial part of keeping your pool looking and operating its best. We have a ten-point checklist to ensure the life or your investment, we don't want anything to go unnoticed! We also have a 24-hour emergency service available, if you notice anything extremely important.

Pool Maintenance

When you let us take care of your pool on a weekly basis, we keep everything operating in top condition for you. We will maintain the chemical balance in your pool - no more having to measure out chemicals, and test the pool water all of the time. We can also maintain saltwater pools at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll inspect all of the equipment to make sure everything is working properly. We can also vacuum and clean the skimmers and pump strainers, as well as back wash the filters!

Pool Repairs

There are always repairs to be done on a pool. We can help with the vast array of things that can happen to your investment, and get it back up and running! We can replace the pumps, motors and filters. And if you think your pool is leaking, we can find the leak AND fix it! Is your pool needing a new Epoxy painting? Don't worry, we can help with that! We can even paint your pool deck. We are your one stop shop for keeping your pool running like new.

When you're looking for pool maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, hire the best! We provide excellent service that will help keep your pool swim-ready and make your space beautiful. From pool maintenance, landscape design, and yard maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can take care of all of your outdoor tasks. What sets us apart from our competitors is our team's personal interaction with home owners from the beginning stages to the full maintenance. We'll provide you with reliable, quality service that they can count on, and pride ourselves on the truest connections obtained through the services we can provide. Give us a call at 573-964-6515, we can create and maintain a backyard paradise just for YOU!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Benefits of a Retaining Wall for Your Landscaping

If you've got a home at the Lake, you know the struggles of landscaping in the "Ozarks". When landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks, dealing with steep slopes and challenging grades is a given. With that comes erosion concerns and planting difficulties. The solution is building a retaining wall. Paradise Landscaping wants to share with you the many benefits of hiring us to implement a retaining wall in your Lake of the Ozarks landscaping!

What is a Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall is a wall or system of walls that holds back earth and water. Retaining walls address a series of perennial challenges by stopping erosion and creating functional space on slopes for planting. Drainage systems built within retaining walls can manage stormwater and reduce erosion, and the retaining wall structure creates terracing and levels of landscape beds. 

Creates Beauty and Functionality

Retaining walls can also create a high-impact entrance, providing terracing for planting flowers while establishing a sort of gateway to the property. Beauty and functionality collide for a unique and eye-catching experience. Gardening and attractive landscaping will complement your retaining wall and could be considered the most striking feature of your outdoor space, so take advantage of what a retaining wall can offer. Even steps can even be added to your retaining wall, and you’ll benefit from extra structural strength, function and visual interest. And if you consider adding low voltage lights, the wall can have a more inviting appearance.

Provides More Usable Space

In addition to being attractive and useful, they can add value to your home or business and often can be constructed from high quality materials for a very reasonable price. Retaining walls can increase your home's value, are durable and long-lasting, can be earth-friendly, and come in a wide range of choices. Because of the hilly landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks significant portions of a property could be positioned on land that is not accessible or safe. Retaining walls can work in conjunction with patios and walkways to create gathering spaces and more usable space on a property.

Protects the Land

Erosion is a real problem for a number of reasons. For one, the soil and its contents (including fertilizers) can wash down into storm water sewers and stream into our waterways. Second, erosion can present safety concerns on steep slopes where rushing water may actually impede traffic or even destroy the land. Retaining walls keep soil and water in place and become even more beneficial when a drainage system is installed as part of the wall structure.

Retainer walls can be a great addition to any yard space due to the multiple functions they can perform. Not only can they protect your yard from erosion, but also they can make your yard more functional and appealing for everyday use. Contact Paradise Landscaping, the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks, to find out more about the benefits you could gain from adding retaining walls to your property!
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