Some landscapes are naturally blessed with beauty – green grass, lush trees, bountiful shrubs, wildflowers – while others are not. Although this is the way of the world, you can easily enhance a lackluster landscape by modifying the land, planting trees and shrubs, or adding useful and entertaining elements like patios, lighting, and outdoor kitchens. If you would like to jazz up your property’s landscape, contact Nixa Lawn Service today.
Whether you need a single tree planted or a full garden refurbished, Nixa Lawn Service can help. Our trained landscaping staff selects fresh plants from local nurseries, and we enjoy using native plants when possible, since they don’t require as much maintenance and are more likely to thrive. All of our plants come with a one-year guarantee (so long as you water them), and we would be happy to teach you how to properly care for your new plants.
If your bushes have gotten out of hand or your trees are scratching at your windows, we can help. In addition to improving the aesthetics of your landscape, trimming your plants can benefit their health by fostering new growth, building a more solid structure, and preventing overcrowding. At Nixa Lawn Service, we only use sharp, high-quality hedge clippers to ensure that the cuts are crisp and will not tear the plants’ stems or leaves. In addition, we carefully trim down plants to preserve their health and build a stronger structure.
Adding mulch to your landscaping beds will improve their appearance, prevent weeds, insulate the soil, and protect the plants’ root systems. For best results, you will need to mulch once or twice a year using high-quality mulch. Schedule mulching for late spring or early summer. Although mulch can come from many sources, we recommend bark mulch and hardwood mulch purchased from saw mills, which can be dyed or left raw.
Retaining walls, which secure soil between two different elevations (often in areas with undesirable slopes), should always be installed by professionals for safety’s sake. At Nixa Lawn Service, we use blocks from Belgard, Rockwood, Pavestone, Fossil Stone, and Mid-West Block & Brick as well as natural stones. These professional bricks are made using a different standard than those found at your local home supply store. They are made of superior concrete and stone, so they will last longer without deteriorating, cracking, or fading.
Retaining walls must be carefully designed and installed to withstand the pressure of the soil, which is why we always follow manufacturers’ specifications, making sure to backfill with gravel (not soil) and install a geogrid when necessary. In addition, we always consider drainage to be sure that water is diverted around the wall and drains are buried at the wall’s base.
Without high-quality pavers that are well positioned and secured, a paver patio will fall apart. At Nixa Lawn Service, we build paver patios using pavers from Belgard, Pavestone, and Mid-West Block & Brick in addition to natural stones. Since the base of the patio can make or break the project, we spend time carefully constructing it for security and durability. Then, we compact the sub-base and base to be sure that they won’t settle after the project is completed. After that, we use polymeric sand from Techniseal to fill the gaps between the stones. It will not wash out, and it will prevent weeds and bugs from burrowing in the sand. In southern Missouri, polymeric sand lasts about five years before needing to be refreshed. We also use wet, dry, and color-enhancing finishes from Techniseal to protect our paver patios.
Fireplaces and Fire Pits
Outdoor fireplaces are useful year round, providing a place to socialize, share stories, roast marshmallows, burn wood, and more. At Nixa Lawn Service, using stone or paving blocks, we can build gas or wood-burning fireplaces. We can also construct elevated or sunken fire pits. Both are perfect for parties, family gatherings, or solitary relaxation time. To make better culinary use of your fireplace, consider adding a smoker or pizza oven to it.
Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular in recent years. Some are quite simple, perhaps including a permanent grill or a Big Green Egg stand, while others go all out, incorporating sinks, multiple grills, a bar area, or even a refrigerator. When it comes to outdoor kitchens, the sky is the limit. Some outdoor kitchen are built under free-standing structures, while others are attached to the house. No matter which products and features you would like to include, Nixa Lawn Service can help make your dream a reality.
Landscape lighting offers numerous benefits. It provides security whether you’re at home or away, and it welcomes guests to your property with a lovely glow. It can highlight the best features of your home and landscape and create a wonderful ambiance when you sit outside on warm nights. At Nixa Lawn Service, we only use the finest fixtures from FX Luminaire on our lighting installations, including zoning and dimming systems. If you’re not sure where to start with landscape lighting, let us light the way!
Water features can muffle undesired sounds, create a focal point in your landscape design, and add a sense of peace and tranquility to your yard. We can install a variety of water features, from conventional ponds and streams (which can include fish and frogs) to maintenance-free fountains and safe pondless waterfalls. In addition, we can improve your water feature’s convenience by adding an automatic fill feature or a professional filter. Finally, we can also help you maintain existing water features to keep them running for years to come.