Monday, November 27, 2017

4 Improvements to Make to Your Landscaping this Fall

We've been very fortunate to have such warm weather this past weekend. The unseasonably warmer temperatures have many of us spending some much needed time outdoors before the inevitable cold hits. While we can still enjoy this warmer weather, it's a great time to think about some Lake of the Ozarks landscaping improvements you can take care of around your house. Check out some ideas we've come up with:


1. Gather Around a Nice Cozy Bonfire
An outdoor fire pit can help keep you and your guests warm on chilly nights. Fire features are great accessories for entertaining people of all ages. You can cook some s'mores around them. They're also great for creating a mood and ambiance. While they're being used for warmth and ambiance in the fall and winter, they can also serve as the perfect place for friends and family to gather in the summer months, too!

2. Light the Way with Ambient Landscape Lighting
LED Lighting around your landscape and water features is not only beautiful, but it's an important safety feature of your home, 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.

3. Winterize Your Pool Before First Snow
If you haven't done so already, you're behind schedule. Hopefully you've been keeping up with leaf removal and chemical balancing. But in case you haven't, letting us get your pool back in shape for closing is a great way to ensure an easier pool opening next spring. Winterizing your pool saves you time and money when the warmer months come back around. By chemical treating the water, you'll have prevented algae buildup during the fall and spring, making the spring cleaning process quicker and easier. You'll also have avoided any damage the equipment or the pool itself.

4. Prep Your Lawn for a Lush Spring Bloom
Some plants do best when planted in the fall. If you want to add new shrubs or spring bulbs like hyacinth, now is the time to get them in the ground. Fall annuals like pansies are also a great addition to keep some color in your yard as other plants go to sleep. Trim any dead branches and cut back overgrown trees and bushes. If you have blooming perennials like clematis or roses, now is the time to prune them and train the branches.

It's not too late to take care of any of these tasks before winter hits! Don't forget to hire a landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks to ensure the perfect design for your lawn. 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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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tips to Easily Update Your Entryway

When you've walked through the same front door for weeks, months or years, sometimes it needs an update. Changing the look of your door can add an entirely new look to your home, without requiring a large investment. From changing the color of the door to updating the landscape around your door, here are a few tips that can make the front of your home look like new!


Put Out New Decor or Greenery
Adding or updating the greenery around your door can instantly update the appearance. You can add standing topiary's to either side of your door, or you can also add flower baskets or small bushes. You can update the wreath on your door with something seasonal, or with something new that catches your eye. If you want a cost effective way to change the look of your door, you can update the mat! This will add a splash of color and style while not requiring a budget.

Add a Splash of NEW Color
Updating the color of your door can improve the overall style of your home. Even if you repaint your door the same color, by adding a fresh coat you are giving your door new life. If you decide to try something new and choose a brand new color, you'll have many different colors to pick from! Some popular colors to consider when you repaint your door are red, green, black, blue or brown.

Accessorize with Numbers, a Mailbox, and Lights
Your door can always use a little bit of accessorizing! Adding a house number to your door can be a fun update, with many styles, colors, and materials that you can choose from. If you live in town, where a mailbox on your door is necessary, you can update the style, or even repaint it to add some excitement. You can also consider adding new lighting to your front door. This can seem like an extravagant change, but it will be one you'll appreciate since it's getting dark earlier now. If you want to add lighting to your landscape, give us a call! We are experienced in all forms of landscape design at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have some beautiful lights you can choose from for your yard.

Spruce it up with New Trim
Adding trim to your front door can instantly update the look. From fancy ornate molding to just a simple trim, you can take your door from "blah" to "ahh!". If you already have trim on your door and have no intention of updating it, you could consider updating the color of the trim.

Updating Your Landscape Instantly Improves your Front Door!
You can add new details to your front door, but nothing will make your house look new like an updated landscape! We can create the perfect vacation getaway in your yard, and customize it just the way you want. Our designs can create a custom landscape at the Lake of the Ozarks and make your yard stand out! We work with you closely to ensure that your dreams can come to life in a realistic way.

Best Landscape Company at the Lake of the Ozarks
These ideas will definitely give your home a nice facelift, but the best update you can give your home is a new landscape. From our custom designs to our landscape maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can keep every aspect of your yard looking fresh and new throughout the year. We strive to give our customers the highest quality and best service at the Lake of the Ozarks. We take pride in taking care of your important investment, so you can visit the Lake without stress and just enjoy what the Ozarks has to offer. Give us a call today at 573-964-6515 to request a quote, and let us start the journey to creating an amazing backyard paradise for you!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Importance of Leaf Removal for Your Lawn's Optimal Health

Do you really need to remove all those leaves from your lawn? The simple answer is yes. Even though the leaves look nostalgic, and keep the look of Fall alive - your yard depends on you. There are plenty of excuses for why to not rake your leaves, perhaps you want to wait until they ALL fall from the trees, or maybe it just keeps raining, or you lost your rake, but all the same, the leaves still need to be raked. Here are a few reasons you need to rake your yard, and how we can help make it easier on you!


Why Should I Remove the Leaves?

Just so you know, the reason you rake the leaves isn't because your neighbors do it - it's because it helps your yard. Did you know that your yard needs to breathe? Your landscape needs that breath of fresh air to keep it from suffocating under a layer of thick and sometimes soaking leaves. Not to mention that when the snow starts to fall, if your leaves are still on the ground you can accumulate a "snow mold". With leaves still being on the ground, you've given the environment everything it needs (moisture, food, sunshine) to create a variety of fungus that will not be good in the future.

How Should I Remove the Leaves?

One way to get this Fall foliage off of your yard is through the backbreaking task of raking. Another option is to get a leaf blower and blow them all into a pile. Both options leave you with the responsibility of disposing of the leaves appropriately. You can make this a family event, where everyone grabs their rakes and gets to work, or you can call the team who can take care of it for you!

Leaf Removal at the Lake of the Ozarks

Our team can help you not only with leaf removal and collection, but also with the disposal of those leaves. We are your one stop shop for all of your landscaping needs at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are proud to help you with this very important aspect. Don't feel pressured to find the right tools that you'll only use a few weeks of the year, and then spend hours raking your leaves. We have everything ready, and the knowledge of what to do with those leaves afterwords.

Paradise Landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you need a professional team who can come to your home and take care of your yard in the best way possible, you want to call a team you can trust. Paradise Landscaping has been at the Lake for over five years, and we care about your yard just as much as you do. Whether you need a new custom designed landscape, or you want a landscape maintenance team at the Lake of the Ozarks who can keep your yard looking fresh all of the time - we can help. Give us a call at 573-964-6515 and let us maintain your yard so you can enjoy it.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Prepping Your Landscape for Frost

It's that time of year again. The temperatures are dropping, and we're waking up to find our car windows frosted over. What does that mean for your lawn? When you've invested time and money into creating a Paradise in your own yard, the last thing you want to happen is for the frost to damage it. Here are a few things you can do to protect your plants from frost to keep them lasting longer.


Mulching Plants

Mulch helps to trap the moisture around the plant, as well as protecting against cold weather. Some prefer mulching over cover their plants, and both are fine. Popular mulching materials are straw, pine needles, bark and loosely piled leaves.

Watering Plants

Another way to protect your plants from the colder weather is by watering them a day or two before the frost is expected. Wet soils holds more heat than dry soil. Be sure not not saturate the plants while the temps are too low, it will result in frost heave, and can injure the plants.

Covering Plants

The most popular way to guard against frost is by covering your plants. Most anything will work, such as old blankets, sheets, and even burlap sacks. Drape the plants loosely and secure with stakes, rocks or bricks. Lighter materials can just be draped over the plant, though heavier covers may need propped up with a stake. Make sure to remove the cover when the sun comes out though, to keep your plants from suffocating.

Obviously as winter is looming in the distance, you can't protect your plants forever, but you can help extend their life by protecting them on the especially cold nights. Remember that potted plants should be brought inside when the weather starts to get cold. Another thing to keep in mind is that the Fall is a prime time to create your perfect landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at 573-964-6515, we can help you create the paradise of your dreams, and provide you with a beautiful yard.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

3 Types of Landscapes that May be Scaring Away Potential Homebuyers

When you're selling your home, there are many details to think about. Your yard may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it's the first thing potential buyers see when they pull up to your home, and that's what gives them their first impression. So why not leave them with something really great to remember. If you're just not seeming to get any showings on your home, it may be time to take an unbiased look at the exterior of your home to see if there's something buyers are seeing that you're not. Just to give you an idea of what buyers don't want to see, here are three landscapes that could be scaring them away.


1. Unkempt Landscapes
The landscape surrounding your home will always be the first impression your potential buyers will see. You want a landscape that will be enchanting, and thus draw them in to see the rest of the house. If the grass hasn't been cut, the shrubs aren't trimmed, and the leaves haven't been raked, your landscape will not be inviting. Also, if your landscape is unkempt, your home will immediately look like a "fixer-upper". Some people are looking for that, but the majority aren't looking for a home that will need a lot of work.

2. High Maintenance Landscapes
As crazy as it sounds, if your landscape has been detailed, and landscaped extravagantly that can be a turn off. There's nothing prettier than a beautiful landscape, but many home buyers aren't looking for a place that will require hours of upkeep. Beautiful flower beds, and easily manicured lawns are enough to create a beautiful curb appeal without looking high maintenance. Additionally, if someone is new to the area, and they want a professional landscaper at the Lake of the Ozarks who can keep it looking beautiful, send them to our website, we'd love to assist!

3. Wooded Landscapes
This can go both ways. Sometimes buyers like to see lots of trees in the yard, as it provides some level of coverage. On the flip side, you won't want trees within 20 feet of the home to account for growth, and the safety of your roof. The landscape should enhance your home, and you won't want large plants concealing your home. Though, a general rule is that trees ARE good for the value of your home, especially when planted between the sidewalk and street. If you have any doubts about what trees to put in your yard, hire the best landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks - we can help.

Take Your Landscape to the Next Level
If the idea of trying to improve your home through the landscape intimidates you, let us help! We have over five years of experience creating the best landscape designs at the Lake of the Ozarks. We work closely with YOU to make your yard a place that you can use, relax, and enjoy. From the beginning to the end we are here to make sure your yard is a paradise. Give us a call and let us join you on the journey to a better yard!

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