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Give Dad a Break from Hose Duty This Father’s Day

If you don’t have an irrigated lawn, don’t make Dad drag the hose around the yard all day in Kansas City’s summer heat! This Father’s Day, give Dad something that will keep him happy all summer long – a Rachio Wi-fi Smart Sprinkler Controller system, professionally installed by Heinen Landscape and Irrigation!

Heinen LandscapeDad can automatically set the system to water the lawn 2, 3 or 4 times a week – his choice, and he can even select on and off watering on a zone-by-zone basis – all controlled from an app on his smart-phone, tablet or laptop!

If controlling an irrigation system from an app sounds like more trouble to Dad than it’s worth, or the whole family is going on vacation for a few weeks, the irrigation experts at Heinen can handle all the watering and scheduling – direct from the office of Heinen Landscape & Irrigation! Heinen can add details such as plant and soil types, sun exposure and more to set up customized zones for your yard. The experts at Heinen can calculate watering cycles to deliver just the right amount of water – all while minimizing runoff. And if the weather turns while your family is on vacation, Heinen can increase or decrease your watering schedule remotely in an instant.

Heinen LandscapeDad won’t even have to sweat the risk of a high water bill when sprinklers turn on when it’s been raining. Irrigation professionals at Heinen can program your Rachio controller to sync up with the nearest National Weather Reporting station. The system will automatically adjust your home’s watering schedule based on real-time local precipitation conditions – saving time, water, and money!

Already have an irrigation system? More good news – Heinen can retrofit your existing system with the Rachio Sprinkler Controller! Retrofit or new install, an irrigation system with a Rachio controller is a Father’s Day gift that will give Dad back what he wants most for years to come – Free Time! Give Debbie at Heinen a call at (913) 432-5011 and get more information and a no-obligation estimate on the gift Dad really wants this Father’s Day: Never having to worry about the yard again!

Spring Spruce up at Heinen

Heinen LandscapeHeinen Landscape is excited to reveal a brand new sign at our world headquarters in beautiful Merriam, Kansas.  Next time you’re cruising down Merriam Lane, be sure to check it out!

Better yet – give us a call! We’ve spruced up our place, and we would love to spruce up your place, too!

Whether you need a final leaf clean-up from fall, a plan for seasonal color, or help bringing your dream landscape to life, Heinen can help!  Our Landscaping experts cater to all of your outdoor needs! Call Debbie at Heinen to schedule a complimentary estimate today at 913-432-5011.

 

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!

Heinen Helps KC – 2016 Edition

On Thursday, August 18, Heinen Landscape began installing a brand new irrigation system for the exceptionally inspiring “Sensory Garden” at the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI), located near 31st and Main in Midtown Kansas City.

Heinen started a company tradition of taking on a significant pro bono project for a not-for-profit organization with the 2015 “Total Landscape Makeover” at adoption assistance provider KVC in Olathe, Kansas.

Heinen Landscape and IrrigationThis summer, when a longtime Heinen customer reached out to see if Heinen might be able to help out with a bid for irrigating the Children’s Sensory Garden, the Heinen Landscape & Irrigation team knew this was a special place – and a special opportunity. The team thought, “Why not do the whole CCVI project at no charge?” The decision was unanimous: Heinen decided to do the entire project – pro bono!

“The mission of CCVI is to prepare children with visual impairments, including those with multiple other disabilities, to reach their highest potential in the sighted world,” said Dave Heinen, founder of Heinen Landscape. “We just have a real passion for what they do there and decided to lend them a hand.”

Heinen Landscape“Our donors have been incredibly generous, we’ve been able to do so much. Because of the donations from Heinen and others, we’ve been able to add a multitude of plants, trees, and other urban materials,” says CCVI’s Executive Director, Nicola Heskett. Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired opened in 1952, and has since served over 10,000 children who are blind or visually impaired. Students can experience scents and textures of a multitude of Kansas City flowers and other plants. In addition to the variety of textured plantings, the Sensory Garden also includes a 180-foot-long wall with pieces of the KC Streetcar rails, various sizes and types of city pipes, and multiple other textured items from urban Kansas City. It’s a great way for kids with visual and other disabilities to get to really touch and feel the textures of Kansas City in a fun and safe urban oasis-like atmosphere.

“It’s always a pleasure giving back’” said Will Maynard, one of Heinen’s Irrigation Specialists. “We’re honored to be able to come out and help the children of our community.”

Heinen Landscape & Irrigation is grateful for the opportunity to help such a great cause!