Thursday, February 22, 2018

4 Landscaping Myths – Debunked

Landscaping can be a form of art if done correctly. We here at the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks believe your home should feel like an oasis and we specialize in maintaining your paradise. While landscaping is a very widely known practice across the U.S., there can be many misconceptions about it. Paradise Landscaping is here to debunk a few commonly known myths about landscaping.


4 Landscaping Myths – Debunked


Myth # 1

You should remove your grass clippings after mowing.

This is not necessarily true. Grass clipping can be a form of fertilizer for your lawn. Clipping can be composed of mostly water and can contribute to breaking down your soil a little easier.


Myth # 2

Mow your grass shorter and you will have less work to do.

Many people may think that they will have less work to do if they mow their grass shorter in the warmer months, but this simply isn't the case. If you trim your grass too short, you could actually be causing more damage than good and you could be declining its growth.



Myth # 3

Water your grass every day.

Watering your lawn every day could be way too much water. Try just watering it once a week. If you water your lawn too much, you could be damaging it to where it actually needs more and more water to stay afloat.


Myth # 4

A residential landscape must have a lawn.

Not true. There are plenty of other choices and we'd be happy to go over them with you if you are looking for an alternative to grass in your home landscape. Here are a few alternatives to grass you may be interested in trying:

  • sod
  • gravel
  • mulch
  • moss
  • flower beds
  • lilyturf

For more examples, give us a call.

In Need of a Professional Landscape Company Who Can Take Your Home's Outdoor Setting to the Next Level?


Paradise Landscaping has you covered. 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! Rick Harris, our designer, has 46 years of experience in 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. “No landscape design (and therefore the planting of that design) is a custom landscape design without the input of the client”. - Rick Harris, our designer. We take what our clients want seriously because your landscape won't truly have that Paradise feel unless your input is considered. To start planning your landscape spring masterpiece, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515 today.



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Friday, February 16, 2018

Landscaping Tips for Dog Owners

Your landscape can make your home feel like an oasis if it is taken care of properly. There are different factors that should affect your landscaping plans, such as having children, whether or not you want an outdoor pool or if you have dogs. The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give a few landscaping tips for dog owners.




4 Landscaping Tips for Dog Owners


Tip # 1
Add a water feature.
Consider adding a water feature to your spring landscaping plans for your dogs to cool off in. Water features can also add value to your home and create a soothing, relaxing feel.

Tip # 2
Add walkways to the routes your dog already travels.
Why go to the dog park when you can make your very own in your backyard? Give your dog a walkway or pathway to walk on to get some exercise in the comfort of their own backyard.

Tip # 3
Add a fence.
Fence in your backyard in an effort to prevent your dog from running away or wandering out into traffic. Having a fenced yard can also come in handy for small children too.

"No landscape design (and therefore the planting of that design) is a custom landscape design without the input of the client”. - our designer, Rick Harris

Rick Harris, our designer, has 46 years of experience in 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.

Tip # 4
Designate a "potty break area" in your yard.
You can train your dog to go to the same spot every time when he or she needs to pee. Fill that area with material your dog can accept, consult with your landscaping company in Lake Ozark to determine what is best.

"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." - Bill Mackay, Owner


Maintaining your Paradise is our Business!


We hope these tips help all of you dog owners out there. If any of this sounds too time-consuming or labor intensive for you, call Paradise Landscape Irrigation & Pool Maintenance at 573-964-6515. You may also request a quote by visiting our website at www.DesignYourParadise.com and clicking the "request a quote" button toward the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us.



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Friday, February 9, 2018

4 Tips for Winter Lawn Care

It's winter and you probably aren't thinking about your lawn. Who could blame you? It's cold outside and you most likely want to stick to being cozy inside as much as possible. We get it, but did you know there are actually a few things you could have done to your lawn in the winter to make for an even healthier lawn in the spring? The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few winter lawn care tips.




4 Winter Lawn Care Tips


Tip # 1
Limit walking or driving over your lawn.
Walking or driving over frozen grass several times can cause the grass to become weak. A heavily worn path of grass can have a harder time growing in the spring.

Tip # 2
Have your lawn fertilized.
Choosing to have your lawn fertilized by professionals is a wise choice because they can:

A. Pick the right fertilizer for your lawn
B. Know how much fertilizer your lawn needs

Using too much fertilizer in certain places of your lawn can cause it to grow in clumps and make it look less pleasing in the spring. Avoid that by having a landscape company come out and do this for you.

Tip # 3
Keep your lawn clean.
It can be very easy to let leaves pile up on your lawn or to leave sticks or fallen branches, but try not to do that. Leaving debris on your lawn can cause the grass underneath to not grow as well. Debris on your lawn can also invite pests, such as insects or mice to come to your lawn and damage it.




Tip # 4
Be careful about how you treat your ice.
Using too much rock salt can damage your lawn, so be sure to read the packaging carefully and apply as directed.



Need Help Caring for Your Lawn in the Winter?


Paradise Landscaping is here to help you with your lawn care needs year round.Rick Harris, our designer, has 46 years of experience in 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. Again, we understand how difficult it can be to motivate yourself to get out in the cold and take care of your lawn. That's where the professionals come in. Our landscape company in Lake Ozark can help keep your lawn healthy throughout the colder months so you can have a beautiful lawn in the spring. For more information on what we can do for you, visit our website at www.DesignYourParadise.com or call us at the number listed below.




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Friday, February 2, 2018

5 Reasons to Have Sod Laid Down

Who DOESN'T want a beautiful green lawn to brighten their home's landscape? While you are thinking of your spring landscape plans, you may consider choosing to have sod laid down. The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few reasons why having sod laid down could be the perfect thing for you.


5 Reasons to Have Sod Laid Down


Reason #1
It's cheaper than growing your lawn.
In today's economy, you should save your money anywhere you can. While you may think sod may be expensive due to its upfront cost, it can actually be quite cheaper than growing your lawn when you consider all of the factors that come into play when you grow. You'll also need to factor in the cost of fertilizer, controlling your weeds, and overseeding.

Reason # 2
Instantly visually pleasing
If you choose to seed your lawn, you may have to wait quite a while to have a decent looking lawn. With sod, you get to enjoy a beautiful lawn instantly.

Reason # 3
Cover mud immediately.
It can be quite the pain when you move into your new home with your kids and dogs and you have a whole front yard filled with mud that they can track in. Sod can solve that issue for you.

Reason # 4
This is a fantastic addition to your landscape that can be executed ANY time of year.
When seeding your lawn, you may have to wait for warmer temperatures to grow the grass. The beauty of choosing to sod is that it can be done any time of the year.

Reason # 5
Save time!
It can take up to a month to see grass actually starting to grow when you choose to seed. Once your sod is laid down, you get to sit back and enjoy right away.

"The best landscaping at the lake best waterfalls EVER...if u want it done awesome and right just call paradise landscaping. ..♡ at 573-964-6515...ask for Bill McKay owner or Rick Harris Designer. .KAISER MO" - Mike Bartlett


Let the Professionals Handle This for You!


Paradise Landscape Irrigation & Pool Maintenance is well known as the best landscape design company at Lake of the Ozarks. Choosing to have sod laid down can help make your landscape look like a "work of art." 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 our designer for an appointment.You probably have many other things in your life to keep you busy, so why add laying sod to the list? We can help take that off your plate. For more information on the services we provide, visit our website at www.DesignYourParadise.com or call us at 573-964-6515.



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