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11 Feb 2015
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Why You Need a Patio This Spring

It may be chilly now, but we’ve made it past most of winter. The days are starting to get longer and we are reminded that spring will eventually return. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors then with a patio? This landscaping element is a great addition to almost any property — and for more reasons than you might expect.

Benefits of Adding a Patio to Your Landscaping Design

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  • Increase the amount of time you and your family spend outside. Adding a patio to your landscaping gives you a better way to enjoy your outdoor living space, encouraging you to spend more time enjoying yourself outside.
  • Make your property value increase. For a very small investment in your landscaping budget, you can install a patio that has the power to make your home much more valuable. The return on your landscaping investment is impressive when you add a patio to your home because it does not require heating and cooling and is typically not heavily taxed.
  • Better resale value. One of the top 10 features that home buyers look for in a new house is a patio. If you plan on selling your home anytime soon, adding a patio to the rest of your home’s landscaping scheme can help to ensure that you will have an easier time finding an eager buyer.

Experienced Patio Intallation in Kansas City & Independence

Ready to start enjoying your landscaping from your patio? Prestige One has the skills and experience to through every step of the patio maintenance and installation process. Our team has the skills and experience to get you high-level results on any landscape design and maintenance project. For information on how we can transform your landscaping, give Prestige One Landscaping a call today at (816) 925-0309.

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26 Dec 2014

Can Good Landscaping Help You Sell Your Home?

In today’s housing market, you need all of the help you get to attract potential home buyers. Fortunately, smart landscaping practices can help! Read on to learn how you can make your yard look cleaner, more attractive and much easier to sell!

Ideally, you should start on landscaping a month before you plan on showing your house. That should give you enough time to get everything looking its best. These tips make it simple to boost your curb appeal with landscaping — fast!

Landscaping Tips to Make It Easier to Sell Your Home

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Tend to your water features. Water features can be a major selling point for potential home buyer, but only if they are in good condition. But if your natural swimming pool or koi pond is not well-maintained, it can make the rest of your home look less valuable. So if you have been lax on maintenance, it is definitely worth your time to spruce up your water features to improve the overall look of your landscaping.

Add seasonal plants. A pop of color from a flowers makes your home look more inviting. Even if you don’t have any planted in your landscaping yet, it isn’t too late! There are plants that you can add to your landscaping year-round that can dramatically improve the appearance of your property.

A little pruning goes a long way. One of the easiest and most important landscaping tasks that you can do when you are trying to sell your home is to make sure that your trees and shrubs look well maintained. A small amount of time spent shaping can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your yard.

Get Skilled Landscaping Help Now

All of the tasks that you need to do to keep your property in top shape and ready to sell can be daunting. That’s where we come in. Along with the latest landscaping trends, our experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

Call us today for more information about the newest landscaping trends! (816) 925-0309!

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19 Dec 2014

Innovative Solutions to Deter Deer with Landscaping

Whether you’re in a rural or suburban location, deer can be a threat to your landscaping efforts. The damage that deer can cause to your landscaping can be substantial. Here are a few ways that you can keep deer away from your trees and other plants.

Deer-Proof Your Landscaping Now

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 1.Consider a fence – One of the most effective ways to keep deer from harming your property is to build a fence. The most effective fences are around ten to twelve feet tall (deer can really jump!).

2. Use soap to protect your landscaping– Deer are put off by the smell of bar soap, making it a safe, affordable and environmentally friendly way to protect your yard. If you hang soap in your trees, you can expect to see a dramatic reduction in deer traffic.

3. Human hair is a surprising repellent – Strange as it may sound, deer do not like the smell of human hair. You can acquire scraps of hair at salons, stuff the hair in pantyhose, and hang them in trees among your landscaping.

4. You may need a commercial solution – If you’re serious about keeping deer away, you might want to consider a commercial repellent. Just follow the manufacturers directions exactly and remember that you’ll need to reapply the repellent after a few days or a heavy rain.

5. Add Deer-Resistant Plants – For the most green solution possible, think about plants that do not appeal to deer for  your yard such as Allium, Artemesia, Clethra, Digitalis, Lavender, Monarda, Regosa roses, Santolina and others. This way, you can enjoy beautiful landscaping without being concerned about the constant maintenance that other deer-proofing solutions might require.

Get the Help You Need With Pesky Deer

With some planning and thought, you can find solutions to keep deer from destroying the beauty of your landscaping. Along with customized landscaping design, our expert team can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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18 Dec 2014

The Hottest Landscaping Trends for 2015

As we get closer to the holidays, many homeowners are thinking forward to warmer weather — and the landscaping opportunities that accompany those warmer days. The new year brings new opportunities and new trends in landscaping.

Ready to find out what they are?

Landscaping Trends to Look for in the New Year

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1. Gardens that are both beautiful — and edible. Modern homeowners are looking for landscaping options in their gardens that will allow them to enjoy the beauty of a cultivated garden while also being able to harvest homegrown fruits and vegetables. Chili peppers, tomato plants and other vegetables are planted among ornamental plants to create a cohesive and cultivated landscaping effect.

2. Creature-friendly landscaping is increasing in popularity. More homeowners are looking to welcome wildlife into their yards in 2015. And landscaping can help to encourage birds, butterflies and bees. Adding certain plants to your landscaping can help to attract butterflies and bees, while access to water in the form of birdbaths will bring more feathered friends to your yard.

3. Let plants help you get more privacy from your landscaping. With more homeowners interested in outdoor living in 2015, there is growing demand for greater privacy when enjoying the great outdoors. Many landscaping experts are answering this demand by creating screens with any combination of trees, shrubs and vines, allowing homeowners to fully enjoy their outdoor spaces without worrying about being observed by neighbors or passersby. Ivy and Japanese holly are popular landscaping options for homeowner looking to use landscaping to increase privacy.

Get the Help You Need

Along with the latest landscaping trends, our experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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21 Oct 2014

Five Winter Landscaping Ideas for a Beautiful Yard All Year Round

Think you have to wait until spring to enjoy your beautiful landscaping? As it turns out, you don’t have to wait at all. While you won’t have the variety of flowers in the winter that you do in the spring, there are still several winter landscaping ideas that you can use to make your landscaping look beautiful all year round.

Cold Weather Landscaping Tips

Winter Landscaping Tips

1. Include Hardscaping

Grasses and flowers aren’t the only ways to add interest to your landscaping. Use hardscaping elements as well. Examples of hardscaping include benches, statues, fountains, arches, wheelbarrows and bird feeders.

2. Use Berries

Many winter plants hold onto their berries long after the warm weather is gone. Choosing plants with brightly colored red berries is a great way to add little pops of color to your landscaping all year round.

3. Attract Birds

Attracting colorful birds to your yard is another way to add bright pops of color to your winter landscaping. Attract birds to your yard with well-stocked, squirrel-proof bird feeders. Be sure to hang them in plain sight, but away from any disturbances that might scare the birds away.

4. Focus on Bark

Leaves aren’t the only part of a tree that are beautiful. Use winter’s lack of leaves to show off the fancy and varied bark on ornamental trees you have placed around your yard. Bark can be very beautiful and interesting if you take the time to study it.

5. Plant Evergreens

Lastly, don’t forget to include evergreens in your landscaping design process. Evergreen trees look great all year round, especially in the middle of winter. Evergreens come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes as well, so you are sure to find a variety that looks fantastic in your yard all year round.

Winter is a very beautiful time of year, but it can sometimes be bland and dreary as well. Use these five winter landscaping tips to create a yard that is beautiful all year round.

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If you’re looking for ways to implement beautiful landscaping ideas, our team is ready to provide solutions to beautify your home. Along with landscape design, our experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including  landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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14 Oct 2014

Your Essential Winter Landscaping Task List

While most people think of spring when they think of landscaping, the truth is that if you want a beautiful yard in the spring, you need to take steps now to make sure that it will be beautiful once the warm weather arrives. Here are five landscaping tasks you need to do before winter hits to ensure that your yard will be ready for spring.

Ready Your Yard For Fall With These Landscaping Tips

Landscaping Tips for Colder Weather

1. Mow the Lawn

Mowing the lawn only as long as it continues to grow isn’t just convenient; it is good for the lawn as well. If your lawn is too short, the roots won’t have enough protection from the cold, and you may have bare spots in the spring. If your grass is too long, you may have mold and rot issues.

2. Rake the Leaves

Neglect to rake your leaves and you’ll be regretting it come spring. Grass still needs light and air in the winter. Leaves left on the ground can cause your grass to die, to become moldy or to get a disease. Rake the leaves up before winter hits and your landscaping will thank you in the spring.

3. Water the Grass

Grass and landscaping also needs water in the winter. If you live in an area that receives a good amount of snow, that should be enough. Otherwise, you may still need to water the lawn occasionally as well to keep it looking its best come spring.

4. Aerate the Soil

Aerating your lawn is essential for helping fertilizer, water and air to get to your grass’s roots. Aerating your lawn is incredibly difficult in the winter, when the ground is frozen, so be sure to aerate your lawn before the temperatures drop.

5. Fertilize

Don’t wait until your landscaping is already growing to fertilize it. Fertilize your landscaping before winter hits so the soil can soak in the nutrients all winter long. Then, when spring comes, you’ll have nutrient-rich soil and hardy plant growth.

Get Help With Winter Landscaping Prep

If you’re looking for ways to get your home or business ready for colder weather, our team can help. Along with landscape design, our experts can provide services for all of your other landscape needs, including  landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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21 Sep 2014

Kansas City | Five Landscaping Tricks to Prevent Mushrooms Naturally

Mushrooms are a common type of fungal growth that can be seen in yards of all types. They can be toxic, and most homeowners don’t like the look of mushrooms in their landscaping. If your yard is prone to mushrooms, here are five landscaping tricks you can use to deter them or to help them die out quicker after they have already found a home in your yard.

Keep Mushrooms at Bay With These Tips

Landscape Maintenance Tips for Kansas City Home Owners

1. Use the Right Kind of Mulch

Mulches from hardwood trees are more likely to encourage mold growth, while mulches from old cypress or pine trees are less likely to encourage mushroom growth. Composting your mulch for six months and choosing mulches with a coarser texture for your landscaping can help as well.

2. Apply the Mulch Properly

Your landscaping mulch should be around two inches deep. Keep it wet, but not too wet. Landscaping mulches that are allowed to dry before they get wet again are more likely to foster mushroom growth. An irrigation system can help you stick to a good watering system.

3. Remove Decaying Trees

Mushrooms growing around a tree is a common sign that the tree is rotting. Not only is this a safety hazard, but it makes a good home for mushrooms as well. Remove the tree and replace the hole with nice, new landscaping instead. You may plant a new tree or any other landscaping elements you like.

4. Be Careful Not to Over water

While you will want to water enough to keep your landscaping looking nice, too much watering can actually encourage mushroom growth. Installing an irrigation system can help you ensure you water your lawn just the right amount.

5. Fertilize as Needed

Lastly, don’t forget to fertilize your lawn. The nitrogen in fertilizer helps the decaying organic matter in your lawn break down faster, which in turn discourages mushroom growth.

While mushrooms are often not harmful, that doesn’t mean that you want them in your yard. Use these five tips to prevent mushroom growth naturally.

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Along with regular landscape maintenance, our experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including  landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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14 Sep 2014

Kansas City | Five Benefits of Natural Swimming Pools

You already know that natural swimming pools make beautiful additions to a backyard, but did you know that they offer several other benefits as well? If you are thinking about installing a pool in your backyard but you aren’t sure whether you want to go natural or not, here are five benefits of natural swimming pools you’ll want to consider.

Top 5 Benefits of Natural Swimming Pools

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1. You Don’t Have to Empty and Refill Them Every Year

Many homeowners empty their pools each winter so they don’t freeze. If your pool contains 20,000 gallons of water, that is a lot of water to have to pay for year after year. Plus, filling and draining can take a lot of time as well.

2. They Don’t Use Chemicals

In order to keep a traditional swimming pool clean, you likely have to use a substantial amount of chemicals. Not only are these chemicals bad for your skin, but they can damage or destroy the local wildlife as well. Natural swimming pools use natural filtering techniques so no chemicals are required.

3. They Support Natural Wildlife

Natural swimming pools don’t destroy local wildlife; they help it. You will love seeing all of the friendly and beautiful wildlife that grows in and visits the cleansing area of your natural swimming pool.

4. They are Easier to Clean and Maintain

Not only do you not have to empty and refill your natural swimming pool every year, but natural swimming pools require far less maintenance throughout the year as well. You don’t have to refill the chemicals, and your pool won’t turn green as easily as traditional swimming pools do.

5. They Can Save You Money

Many people are surprised to hear that natural swimming pools can actually save them money, but it’s true. They cost about the same amount to install as traditional swimming pools, but they you don’t have to pay for water and chemicals every year, which can save you thousands of dollars over time.

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Along with natural swimming pools, our experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including  landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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09 Sep 2014

Kansas City | Five Steps to Prepare Your Irrigation System for Winter

Installing an irrigation system is a great way to save yourself hours of time in the summer. You won’t have to go out and water your lawn every day to keep it green; the irrigation system will automatically do it for you.

This doesn’t mean that the system is entirely maintenance-free, however. If you live in a part of the country where the ground freezes in the wintertime, you will want to get your irrigation system ready for winter now, before the cold temperatures hit. Here are five steps you need to take to get your irrigation system ready for winter.

Prep Your Irrigation System for Colder Temperatures

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1. Turn Off the System

Start the process of winterizing your irrigation system by turning the system off. Your system may have an off setting that will keep the system from operating while still maintaining your settings for spring. Otherwise, you may just need to unplug it.

2. Close the Main Water Valve

Once the irrigation system is off, prevent water from flowing into it by closing the main water valve to the system. This will help prevent water from flowing into the pipes over the winter and freezing.

3. Drain the System

Once you have stopped water from entering the pipes, drain the water that is in them already. This step is essential as water left in the pipes over the winter can freeze and expand, rupturing your pipes.

4. Insulate Any Above-Ground Pipes

If you have any pipes that run above the ground where you can get to them easily, wrap them in insulation. This will also help prevent them from freezing and rupturing. Don’t worry about underground pipes; the ground will insulate them well enough if you have drained them.

5. Check Your System Before the Spring

Lastly, be sure to check your irrigation system before you turn it back on in the spring. Make sure that everything is still connected properly and that there are no visible cracks, leaks or holes.

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Along with irrigation systems, our team of experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including  landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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10 Jul 2014

Four Common Natural Swimming Pool Myths Busted

When it comes to backyard swimming spots, most people think of pools or hot tubs. There is another, equally as great, option that many people overlook, however: natural swimming pools. Whether it is because people don’t know about them or because they believe one of these four myths, natural swimming pools just don’t seem to get the attention they deserve. Consider these four myths, then decide for yourself.

Get the Facts About Natural Swimming Pools

Natural Swimming Pools in Kansas City

Myth #1: Natural Swimming Pools are Dirty

Natural swimming pools aren’t the same thing as ponds. They do have a shallow pool part where helpful filtering plants grow, but the main part where your family will swim generally stays clean. The plants filter out the bacteria, and as long as the water is circulating, the pool shouldn’t get scummy. Plus, natural pools aren’t full of chemicals.

Myth #2: Natural Swimming Pools are Expensive

Surprisingly enough, natural swimming pools cost about the same amount to install as typical underground pools do. The difference, however, is that natural pools do not require the yearly chemical additions, so natural pools are actually significantly cheaper to maintain over the long run.

Myth #3: Natural Swimming Pools Require Too Much Work

One of the great things about natural swimming pools is that they pretty much take care of themselves. You don’t have to add chemicals, you don’t have to change out the filters, and you don’t have to measure the pH. Just skim the fallen leaves off the surface every once in a while and let the plants do the rest.

Myth #4: Natural Swimming Pools are Full of Bugs

If you cannot stand the thought of a single bug, natural swimming pools may not be for you. But if you are just creeped out by the idea of bugs crawling on you, you have nothing to worry about. Bugs and animals that might be attracted to your pool stay over by the plants, where they actually help you out by eating any mosquitos and larvae they find.

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Along with natural swimming pools, our experts can provide services for all of your other home landscape needs, including  landscape garden plantingoutdoor kitchen landscaping and more.

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