Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Throw the BEST Patio Party

In order to throw the best patio party, you have to have a great patio, right? Impress your guests with a freshly polished, pristine looking patio. If you are in need of a company to either make improvements to your existing patio or lay down a new one, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515. We specialize in hardscaping projects including patios. Keep reading for a few tips on how to throw an incredible patio party this summer from the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


How to Throw the BEST Patio Party


Step 1: Invite your guests and give them plenty of notice.
Whether you choose to use social media, possibly create a Facebook event or send out paper invites in the mail, give your guests plenty of time to plan whether or not they can go. Try giving two and a half weeks lead time.

Step 2: Be sure to have plenty of seating.
Have you ever been to a patio party and you felt like you had to stand the whole time? It's uncomfortable, right? Give your guests plenty of seating on the patio. Whether you bring in easy folding chairs or buy more patio chairs - just be sure you have enough seating for everyone. You can also look into wall seating, which can be a convenient patio feature.



Step 3: Buy patio lights.
Set the mood and make for a safer evening patio party and buy patio lights. You can use string lights or a more permanent lighting solution.

From the latest intelligent LED options to traditional incandescent choices, Paradise offers Kichler's complete landscape collection and it delivers exactly what you need.

Step 4: Prep-cook anything you possibly can.
It can feel awkward if you are still "running around in the kitchen" when your guests arrive. Who will entertain? Do everything you possibly can before hand, for example:

  • Chop vegetables
  • Prepare casseroles
  • Have appetizers ready when guest arrive

Check out this amazing appetizer recipe we found that could be great for patio parties:





FRENCH ONION & BACON DIP

INGREDIENTS

1 onion, thinly sliced
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (12 oz) container sour cream (regular or dairy free)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
chips

DIRECTIONS
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion slices. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan and let cook, stirring occasionally for about 10-15 minutes or until onions are slightly caramelized (but not burnt).

In a medium bowl, stir together onions and remaining ingredients (reserving a little crumbled bacon and parsley) until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for a couple hours. Serve chilled with reserved bacon and parsley sprinkled on top.

Step 5: Keep bugs away.
Buy citronella candles and have fans going to try and prevent annoying bugs from pestering your guests.

Step 6: Plan the tunes!
You may want to invest in a portable speaker that is Bluetooth friendly. Have your playlist ready to go and have your phone synced when your guests arrive. That way there's already background music going and the mood is set when guests arrive.

Step 7: Have kid-friendly activities at the ready.
Entertain your younger guests by having kid-friendly outdoor games ready, such as:

  • Badmitten
  • Limbo
  • Beanbag Toss
  • Frisbees

This way kids can still be outdoors where their parents can keep an eye on them and keep them busy while socializing at the patio party.


Finally, Enjoy Your Patio Party with Paradise Landscaping!


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, whether that be a new patio or installing a water feature in your backyard for you. We specialize in everything from retaining walls, water features, trees and shrubs, sod, among other features, and oversee the design and full maintenance. Just call 573-964-6515 and we'll take care of the rest.


Let us create the perfect PARADISE in your own backyard!

573-964-6515


Visit our website
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+

Thursday, July 19, 2018

How to BEAUTIFY Your Patio

It's summer 2018 and parties on the patio is "where it is at!" If you plan to have several people over to your house this summer, "jazz up" your patio this year! The best hardscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help. Paradise Landscaping specializes in making your outdoor areas feel like a home paradise! Keep reading for a few tips that can help you BEAUTIFY your patio this year.


How to BEAUTIFY Your Patio


Tip #1: Plant beautiful flowers around your patio.
Nothing beautifies an outdoor space more than colorful flowers that complement your setting. Plant them in pots and place the pots on your patio columns or highlight your pace by planting flowers in the ground near your patio. The sky is the limit when it comes to beautifying your patio and it's all about what suits you and your family's lifestyle the best.

Tip #2: Have a professional lay down pavers surrounding your existing patio to make for a more intricate design.
Our Lake Ozark landscape design company specializes in patio creation. We can help you come up with the best patio design and then we can lay down the pavers and bricks and make a unique patio that fits what you want.

Tip #3: Add unique outdoor pieces that complement your patio made from old furniture.
You can get real creative here and use old pieces of furniture on your patio display. For example, if you have any old step ladders laying around, you can turn those into plant holders that can be placed on your patio.

Tip #4: Complement your patio with the RIGHT lighting.
Nothing says romance like sitting out on your patio at night with your special someone while looking up at the starry sky. Add to the ambiance with some cool outdoor lighting. From the latest intelligent LED options to traditional incandescent choices, Paradise Landscaping offers Kichler's complete landscape collection and it delivers exactly what you need.

Tip #5: Add a waterfall to your patio.
Have you ever been to someone else's patio and admired their beautiful water feature on their patio? Did you think, "there's no way I'd ever have time to install something like that on my patio"? We can help you make that dream a reality. Waterfalls or fountains look amazing on patios and can really add to the relaxation feel you want.



Beautify Your Patio with Paradise Landscaping


We believe that we can create a much better landscape or hardscape design for our clients if we can talk to them and get their ideas of what they want. Our staff members will work with you to fully understand what you are wanting out of patio makeover. Then, we will create your dream oasis of an outdoor space. So, if you are interested in a landscape or hardscape design that fits your home and lifestyle, call Paradise Landscape Irrigation & Pool Maintenance at 573-964-6515 today.


Let us create the perfect PARADISE in your own backyard!

573-964-6515


Visit our website
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+

Friday, July 13, 2018

Landscaping Changes to Amp Up Your Summer Curb Appeal

What does your home look like this summer from the road? What do your guests see when they first arrive? Impress your summer guests with a few breathtaking landscape changes that will leave them in "aww." Whether you are trying to impress family and friends, sell your home, or just feel better about your curb appeal, the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you. If you'd like to better your landscape this summer, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515 today. Keep reading for a few landscaping ideas to amp up your curb appeal this summer.


Landscaping Changes to Amp Up Your Summer Curb Appeal


Freshen Up Your Flower Beds
It's summer 2018? Are your flowers looking dried up and burnt? Don't let this be an eye sore in your front yard and plant some beautiful summer season flowers such as:

  • Daisies
  • Marigolds
  • Pineapple lillies
  • Black-eyed susans
  • Dahlias
For more suggestions or to have a professional plan flower beds and assemble the structure for you, call a landscaping company in Camden County you can count on.


Powerwash Your Driveway
Natural elements can be hard on your concrete surfaces over time. Clean up your driveway with a good power washing. If you don't have a power washer, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515.

Add a Properly Sized Tree
Liven up your curb appeal with a beautiful tree. Just be sure to research ahead of time and place it in a spot that won't block your view.

Add Outdoor Lighting
Good outdoor lighting not only highlights your homes' outdoor features, such as the sidewalk, driveway, and water features - ponds, fountains, waterfalls, etc., but also makes for a safer home. Having professional outdoor lighting installed can add value to your home and and impress potential buyers.



Paint Your Doorway
Adding some fresh paint to your door can really help improve your summer curb appeal. Paint fades over time and freshening it up may be just the thing your curb appeal needs.


"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


Paradise Landscaping has a passion for truly making your home feel like a paradise. We have the experience, skills. and manpower to enhance your curb appeal. We want you to feel good about our work which is why we believe no project is truly custom and complete without the customer's input. For a free quote, visit our website at www.DesignYourParadise.com and click the GET A QUOTE tab. From there you can fill out our quote form and we will be in touch with you shortly.



Let us create the perfect PARADISE in your own backyard!

573-964-6515


Visit our website
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+

Friday, July 6, 2018

7 Tips and Tricks for Summer 2018 Landscaping

It's summer 2018 and you have several guests coming throughout the season to visit. You want to impress your guests with an incredible looking landscape, but don't know exactly how to go about it. The best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here give you a few tips and tricks to get your landscape looking AMAZING for your guests this summer. If you'd like to hire professionals to take this important task on for you, call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515.


Tips and Tricks for Summer 2018 Landscaping


Take advantage of all the sunshine and plant summer ready vegetables.

Who doesn't love fresh vegetables? Bypass having to make the trip to the farmers market this year and have fun growing your own vegetables. Just be strategic when choosing the vegetable to plant in the warmer temperatures. Choose vegetables that grow well in the heat, such as sweet potatoes, okra, eggplant, or chili peppers. For help designing the structure of your garden or handling your hardscaping, call Paradise Landscaping.

Water your plants and grass.

Clearly, the temperatures are warmer in the summer, while it's always important to keep your plants and grass watered on a regular basis - it is especially important in the summer. You don't want to waste money on beautiful plants and lush looking grass to just have it fry in this summer heat.

Fertilize your grass.

Help your lawn grow in these warmer temperatures with some fertilizer. Not sure what type of fertilizer to choose? When in doubt, ask a landscape expert in Lake Ozark.

Give your landscape some color with some summer flowers.

Beautiful flowers in your landscape can be eye-catching and bring a sense of excitement to YOUR paradise. Choose flowers that thrive in warmer temperature. For example, here are a few summer annuals to look into:

  • Begonias
  • Geraniums
  • Marigolds
  • Dahlias
  • Hydrangeas
  • Daisies

Discard dead hanging limbs on your trees.

Dead limbs can fall and do serious damage to your roof or whatever may be around that particular tree. Storms happen in the summer and can cause the dead limbs to fall. Do yourself a favor and cut these limbs down before they fall.

Have a retaining wall installed.

Is your backyard on an incline? Retaining walls can hold back water and give your yard some dimension.



Add a water feature.

Water features, such as fountains or ponds, can attract beautiful wildlife to your yard this summer.

Need Some Landscaping Help at the Lake of the Ozarks?


Paradise Landscape, Irrigation, and Pool Maintenance is well known as the best landscape design company at Lake of the Ozarks. We have the experience and skills to make your landscape summer-ready and you can feel at ease trusting us with the important part of your home care. Impress your summer guests with our landscape experts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call 573-964-6515 for your quote today!


Let us create the perfect PARADISE in your own backyard!

573-964-6515


Visit our website
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+