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Heinen Helps: KVC & Ball Conference Center

Heinen Landscape recently took on a two-day project installing brand new pavers for a beautiful and relaxing new outdoor patio area at the entrance to Ball Conference Center. The Conference Center is a sister organization of KVC Health Systems – an Olathe, Kansas based not-for-profit organization. When an event is booked at Ball Conference Center, a portion of the proceeds goes to assist KVC Health Systems – a national leader in adoption and child welfare education. Ball Conference Center specializes in elegant wedding receptions and corporate business meetings.

Back in September 2015, the Heinen Landscape team spent an entire day transforming the KVC health systems headquarters. Heinen Landscape and many of our great vendor partners donated the labor and plant material for the $20,000 project at no cost to KVC – and completed that project in just one day!

As part of the 2015 landscape project, crushed granite gathering areas were created as central “meeting zones” for Ball guests to assemble outdoors for wedding photos and the like. The crushed granite looked beautiful and functioned well – unless it rained. A plan for the second phase of the project included replacing the crushed granite with solid, decorative-yet-functional patios built with decorative pavers.

This past week the Phase II pavers were installed, completing the original vision for a beautiful and functional entrance plaza for Ball. The new patio is perfect for outdoor wedding photos and is a great place to relax during meeting breaks and enjoy some fresh air.

Heinen Landscape owner Dave Heinen said, “We really believe in KVC’s mission of finding ‘forever homes’ for children that have come from challenging environments and we’re quite supportive of all the good things Ball Conference Center is able to contribute to the success of KVC. The Ball Conference Center entry-patio was the one missing element from the work we began a year or two ago with Ball. We were glad to be able to bring Ball Conference Center guests a nice, new entryway that fits in with the original landscape project. We’re very pleased with how it all came together – functionally and aesthetically.”

Michael Nicoski, Manager of Events and Operations at Ball said, “The patio project really completes the vision we had for an entry plaza that would be really useful for Ball Conference Center guests – especially those wanting to take wedding reception photos outdoors to commemorate their special day. Heinen Landscape did a great job!”

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Preparing Your Outdoors for Winter in Kansas City

Heinen LandscapeMany of us tend to forget that our lawns still require care during the winter months. There are many things you can do to prepare and protect your yard for the cold winter days. If you’re looking for some winter care tips, Heinen Landscape has put together a few things to keep in mind as the leaves change and we gear up for winter!

If you’ve taken some of your plants outside for the summer to enjoy the warm sun and fresh air, don’t forget to bring them back inside! It’s usually not as simple as just moving a pot from one place to another. You’ll want to be sure that you get rid of any pests that have made their way into the dirt over the summer. These pesky bugs might hitchhike over to your other indoor plants and around your house. You can use a hose to water and help knock off any unwanted pests like spider mites. If your plant has grown significantly since being outside, you might consider repotting them.

And don’t forget the fall cleanup for your garden! It’s important to keep your garden clean aHeinen Landscapend in shape, even during the long winter. Start by removing anything you use to support your plants like tomato cages or bean stakes. Also, be sure to get rid of any dead plants or vegetables. If any plants look like they may be carrying a disease, dispose of those plants by either throwing them away or burning them.

Plan your winter landscape during the warmer days of fall! Some plants that are popular for winter landscapes include those that contain colorful berries, catch snow on the branches, have a delicate structure, or showcase bark that is colorful or an unusual texture. There are many plants that thrive in the cold winter months in Kansas City. Sign up for free access to our Heinen Plant Catalog to give you a better idea of which plants work better during winter in the cold Kansas City winter climate.

Heinen LandscapeFall is a great time to start planning your spring projects! It’s the perfect time to assess the needs of your home and those projects you’ve been thinking about doing for years. Anything from retaining walls to planning the installation for that outdoor patio you’ve always dreamed of. The landscape specialists at Heinen can help you create a cost effective plan that is well-suited to your property. If you book with Heinen in the fall for a spring project, you’ll be first on our list in the spring – and you’ll have the entire summer to enjoy your new landscape!

Of course with the leaves changing colors, this time of year is always beautiful in and around Kansas City. We thought we’d share a list from The Missouri Department of Conservation of some of the best places to see fall foliage in Kansas City

The outdoor experts at Heinen Landscape would love to help you get started on planning your next project. From winter landscaping needs to making that area outdoor kitchen come alive next spring – or just getting your irrigation system inspected and winterized, Heinen Landscape caters to all of your outdoor needs! Call Debbie at Heinen for all of your landscape needs or to schedule a complimentary spring project estimate today at 913-432-5011.

Thank you to landscaping.about.com and gardeningknowhow.com for the tips!

Light Up Your Home with Heinen Landscape!

The days are getting shorter and winter is well on its way! The Fall and Winter months are the perfect time to install outdoor lighting and showcase your home to look its best at night. There are many advantages to a professional outdoor lighting system. Here at Heinen, we’ve put together a few reasons outdoor lighting is a great addition to your home.

  1. Heinen LandscapeSafety.  A yard and landscape that’s well-lit will provide a sense of safety and security. When the outdoor area of your home is illuminated, it creates the feeling of care and involvement. Others will view your home as well maintained and cared for – which discourages others from trespassing or theft.
  1. Curb Appeal. The entire neighborhood will view your home as very well cared for and inviting. As opposed to a dark and dreary home, your lit up home will draw people in.
  1. Decoration. With outdoor lighting, you can showcase and highlight certain areas of your landscape. You can even install mood lighting to enhance certain aspects of your home and landscape. Illuminating your landscape adds beautiful accents to the look of your home.

No other company in Kansas City has the experience and expertise like Heinen when it comes to custom lighting and landscaping solutions. Heinen uses the highest quality lighting products on the market that offers cutting edge technology and now is the perfect time to revitalize and rejuvenate your home. Give us a call at 913-432-5011 for a no obligation quote!