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5 Essentials for a Summer-Ready Yard

Summer’s here – the season for barbecues, fresh tomatoes, catching fireflies and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family! Is your backyard ready? Heinen Landscape and Irrigation can help prepare your own slice of the great outdoors for the best summer yet. We’ve carefully selected the top 5 elements of a summer-ready backyard:

  1. Patio

A patio is the perfect place for a solitary morning with a book, a festive evening with neighbors – and every occasion in between. To begin your patio all that’s needed is a weather resistant hard surface – from brick or flagstone to concrete or even a mix of materials. The next thing you’ll need if you plan to spend any time outside is a place to sit! From built in stone benches to a shady pergola over you own store purchased seating – Heinen specializes in uniting beauty and function, and we work closely with our customers to create the ideal patio for their particular lifestyle.

  1. Lawn

Your lawn is likely the biggest component of your outdoor space. From sprinklers and drainage to mowing and weed control, Heinen can ensure your grass is at its greenest! Whether you’re rolling out the croquet set or just enjoy the look of a well-kept green expanse, Heinen’s turf experts take lawn-care seriously, taking your yard size, slope, plant materials, soil type, microclimates, weather patterns, water quality, and much more into consideration when maintaining your lawn.

  1. Garden

Planting a garden is one of the most popular ways to add some color to your backyard scene. Heinen can assist you with the design, planting, mulching, edging materials and all you need to get your garden up and started. Curious about growing a particular type of plant in your garden? Try Heinen’s Online PlantCatalog to identify plants best suited for your backyard environment. Our specialists can also provide ongoing maintenance help through insect and pest control, fertilization, and – of course – sprinkler and irrigation services.

  1. Trees

Natural fences, providers of shade, and landscape design elements, trees enhance many aspects of most yards. But they don’t come without their challenges, and that’s why Heinen Landscape and Irrigation is at your service. Our arbor specialists provide pruning, insecticide and fungicide services, and also assistance with any root issues to help you enjoy all that your trees have to offer.

  1. Lighting

Lighting design can elevate your outdoor space with the flip of a switch. Heinen’s lighting design experts can use light to expand your outdoor living area, allowing you to take advantage of those late summer nights. The right lighting can also promote safety and security – not to mention increase your property value and curbside appeal!

Ready to make your backyard a summer haven? We’d love to help you upgrade your outdoor space! The experts at Heinen can help you with all that and more – from fences and decks, to outdoor fireplaces, and playgrounds! Ready to get started? Give Debbie at Heinen a call at (913) 432-5011 and ask her to schedule a no-obligation consultation from a Heinen Landscape specialist!

Gift Dad His Weekends Back this Father’s Day

Searching for the perfect gift for the Dad in your life this Father’s Day? How about a gift that let’s Dad take a break from the hose this summer and every summer after? Give the gift of relaxation this Father’s Day with a professionally installed sprinkler system from Heinen Landscape and Irrigation – complete with a Rachio WiFi enabled control system!

Keep Dad’s yard work to a minimum this year and help him beat the KC heat – with a Father’s Day gift that’s sure to keep a smile on his face all summer long!

Kansas City Irrigation Company Why should your very own Dad of the Year lug a garden hose around the yard in the heat? With the Rachio Wi-Fi Smart Sprinkler Controller, Dad can schedule watering cycles to turn on 2, 3, 4, even 5 times a week – or give the plants a drink anytime they look thirsty with the tap of a smartphone button.

With a Heinen-installed Rachio-controlled lawn irrigation system, each watering zone of your yard is customizable, meaning the Irrigation Pros at Heinen can install an automatic system that will deliver just the right amount of water in each area of your yard – from shaded areas, to those immersed in all day sun, to gardens, shrubs, trees and other plantings.

The best part? This can all be controlled from Dad’s smartphone, tablet or laptop – from inside the house, the office, or even while away on vacation!

Dad never will have to stress about a sudden rainstorm rolling through Kansas City and accidental overwatering. The Rachio system is tied to the National Weather Reporting station closest to your property – always monitoring local rain accumulations – saving time, water, and money!

If automatic lawn-watering is on Dad’s short list of home improvements, call Heinen and see how you can not only make this Father’s Day great for Dad, but also how you can save dollars on your water bills by installing an irrigation system from Heinen.

And, if you already have an irrigation system at your home bit it’s not equipped with a Rachio controller, just give Debbie at Heinen a call at (913) 432-5011 and ask her to have one of our Heinen irrigation specialists stop by for a no obligation quote to upgrade to a Rachio Smart Irrigation Control System!

Thanks from Heinen Landscape for an Amazing 2017!

As 2017 ends, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on the year, thank you, our great customers, for your valued business and finally, our team of dedicated employees for their commitment to doing their best work for our customers!

KVC and Ball Conference Center

We started off the summer by installing brand new pavers for a beautiful and relaxing new outdoor patio area at the entrance to Ball Conference Center adding a final touch to a pro-bono project Heinen completed for Ball – a not for profit – in 2015. Said Michael Nicoski, Manager of Events and Operations at Ball, “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 to commemorate their special day. Heinen Landscape did a great job!”

 

Earth Day Tree Giveaway

To celebrate Earth Day this past April, Heinen donated a total of 1,000 Black Oak tree saplings children and families in the Prairie Village area! Customers shopping at the Hen House in Corinth Square on Saturday, April 22, picked their own sapling while enjoying complimentary refreshments and doughnuts. The giveaway was such a hit, we donated an additional 200 saplings to the students at Prairie Elementary School.

 

Landscape, Hardscape, Irrigation – Even a Wrought Iron Fence and Evergreen Trees Installation

Heinen’s dedicated outdoor living teams also stayed hard at work in 2017. One project included building a wrought iron fence and planting evergreens for the Johnson family (in addition to previous irrigation, landscape and retaining wall projects). A recent post from the Johnson’s on Twitter exclaimed, “I love my new fence!! Thanks to my guys from Heinen Landscape Irrigation they are the best!” I can truly say, “it was our pleasure!”

Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? How about a sprinkler system upgrade! Heinen partners with Rachio and their Smart Controller that allows you to control your irrigation system from your smartphone – and save $ on your water bill! Call now and Heinen will take $50 off installation – and have it ready to go for spring.

As your family looks ahead to 2018 remember, if your considering a new patio, outdoor lighting, landscaping, or even an irrigation system, Heinen is here to help! Just call Debbie at 913-432-5011