AquaBlox – The Invisible Yard Drainage Solution

In the past, Kansas City homeowners dealt with excess rainwater issues – like yard flooding and wet basements – by installing French drains, dry creek beds or by grading one’s yard to redirect rainwater away from the home. Sometimes those solutions are not practical as there is just no place for heavy rain to runoff without causing damage to the homeowner’s residence or a neighbor’s residence. The drainage professionals at Heinen Landscape now have a new environment-friendly solution for homeowners with serious drainage issues to consider: AquaBlox!

AquaBlox look a bit like high-tech milk crates – but pack a lot more strength. The individual “Blox” interlock and stack in an excavated underground cavity. The entire AquaBlox installation is buried in the Landscaping Companies KChome’s backyard – inconspicuously covered with soil and grass. Hidden piping redirects excess rainwater away from the home and into the underground AquaBlox installation. Engineered and manufactured for extreme structural support, each of the Blox is also hollow, creating what is essentially an underground storage tank for rainwater.

Not only do AquaBlox help with drainage problems, they can also be used to enhance the cosmetic appearance of your landscape. Have you dreamed of a beautiful backyard oasis – complete with your own water fountain? AquaBlox can be installed along with a decorative water fountain to create an almost magical waterscape that shoots water up – with water falling back into a below-the-surface AquaBlox installation. The water then recycles through the fountain again and again.KC Drainage Companies

Whether AquaBlox are used to prevent flooding – or in an upcoming hardscape project – the natural landscape benefits. When water is stored underground, the ground retains more moisture – a high enough moisture content for healthy (and economical) plant growth.

Ready to learn more about how AquaBlox can solve your rainwater-drainage problems? Or maybe start planning your own outdoor oasis? Heinen can help! Heinen Landscape and Irrigation is Kansas City’s leader in irrigation, lawn maintenance, lawn-care and landscaping. When you’re ready to take on your next outdoor project, just give Debbie a call at (913) 432-5011 and schedule a no-obligation appointment with a Heinen Landscape pro today!

Year-Round Tips for Guaranteed Grass

While Kansas City is in the middle of record breaking heat this summer, you may be wondering if your lawn will ever recover from these hot, dry conditions. Even with extreme weather you can have a beautiful, lush lawn but it requires some planning. The good news: Heinen can help. Heinen knows that the unpredictable weather in Kansas City can make it difficult to keep up with your lawn. But with the Guaranteed Grass® program from Heinen Landscape, the lawn of your dreams starts may be closer than you think! Following are a Guaranteed Grass tips from Heinen’s turf pros!

Summer – Water wisely:To help your lawn be its greenest, and to avoid damage from over or under-watering, consider having the irrigation professionals at Heinen Landscape & Irrigation install an underground automatic sprinkler system. Weekends spent lugging the hose around the yard will be a thing of the past and your lawn will stay hydrated and healthy.

Your irrigation system is not complete without a state-of-the-art control system from our partners at Rachio. As a leader in residential irrigation technology, the Rachio Wi-Fi Smart Sprinkler Controllerprovides homeowners with fingertip control of their home sprinkler systems – direct from their mobile devices!

Fall – Overseeding: The cool fall temperatures in Kansas City make for the best time to plant new
grass seed. The professionals at Heinen Landscape will test your soil to ensure it is healthy enough to grow new grass, then lay down only the highest-quality and most reliable grass seed. Follow-up visits from the Heinen turf maintenance team will ensure new growth prospers – removing sun-blocking leaves and watching for signs of turf mold, insects and other threats to your healthy lawn.

Winter – Give your irrigation system a break: To prevent costly repairs and maintenance in the spring, it is best to have your irrigation system shut down before the first freeze. This ensures your pipes won’t break once the ground temperature drops below freezing. Winterizing our sprinkler system is a process that consists of allowing water lines to drain and then blowing out any remaining water with an air compressor. Heinen’s Irrigation professionals also inspect your sprinkler heads, valves and other moving parts to make sure your equipment is in tip top shape.

Spring – Fertilize: In Kansas City, April is typically the best time of year to begin chemically treating your lawn. The experts at Heinen Landscape will develop a detailed and tailored 6-week chemical application plan designed specifically for your specific lawn. Heinen uses the safest and most reliable products available in the industry to keep your lawn weed, disease, and pest-free. By using only top-of-the-line fertilizers and other treatments your lawn will stay lush, green, and beautiful throughout the entire growing season.

Whether you live in Leawood, Fairway, Overland Park, Mission Hills or Brookside, Heinen’s crews are at your service – and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you’re only a phone call away from the best landscape and irrigation company around. As a homeowner, rest assured, no one cares about your lawn like Heinen.Get the lawn of your dreams –you’re your weekends back – with Guaranteed Grass!® from Heinen Landscape and Irrigation.

Ready to “get growing”? Give Debbie at Heinen a call for a no-obligation consultation at (913) 432-5011.

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 your 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 Plant Catalog 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!