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Fellow Landscapers Blog: Best Time to Plant a Tree

Hello Fellow Landscapers!

After you have determined the variety and the proper place to plant your tree you need to know when you are going to plant it.

We usually do most of our planting in the fall or the spring. We do not recommend planting a tree in the middle of July. Trees need time to take root after planting, the June, July or August heat do not give them the best chances at taking root.

We are always one phone call away or one one click of your email programs! You can also find us on Google Maps and/or from our Google Listing – search as under American Lawn and Landscape Kearney MO. American Lawn and Landscape serves the greater Northland Area of KCMO and we provide full landscape services, including drainage, irrigation, custom build patios and outdoor living spaces. Our team of dedicated landscape professionals is available to serve you and provide you with an excellent service. When we have happy clients, we are happy landscapers!

Fellow Landscapers Blog: Patios

Hello Fellow Landscapers!

The way that we like to install Patios is on a concrete base. When spending thousands of dollars on a landscaping project like a patio we do not want it to settle in a few years. We have found the best results from putting down a 4 inch concrete base before installing patio pavers.

Some companies install patios on a base of sand but we have found that this tends to settle in a few years. We want your patio to withstand the test of time.

We are always one phone call away or one one click of your email programs! You can also find us on Google Maps and/or from our Google Listing – search as under American Lawn and Landscape Kearney MO. American Lawn and Landscape serves the greater Northland Area of KCMO and we provide full landscape services, including drainage, irrigation, custom build patios and outdoor living spaces. Our team of dedicated landscape professionals is available to serve you and provide you with an excellent service. When we have happy clients, we are happy landscapers!

Fellow Landscapers Blog: Retaining Walls

Hello Fellow Landscapers!

Today I wanted to talk about retaining walls. The types of walls that you can do are endless. However, there are two major types of retaining walls that we install. We either install wooden retaining walls made of architectural timbers or we make block retaining walls. This is where the options come in.

There are many different types, colors, and sizes of stone that you can use. The stone retaining walls that we install last for about 50 years and the architectural timber walls last for about 25 years. Many of our customers are installing retaining walls because the old wall is failing or because they have an area in their yard that is too much of a slope and is very hard or impossible to mow. Here I will include pictures of stone and timber walls that we have built.

There are tricks and specifics but we can’t tell you all in a blog post! Call our office and we can help you plan and give you ideas for possibilities and scenarios. Best of all, don’t hurt your back and let our skillful crews do the project for you!

We are always one phone call away or one one click of your email programs! You can also find us on Google Maps and/or from our Google Listing – search as under American Lawn and Landscape Kearney MO. American Lawn and Landscape serves the greater Northland Area of KCMO and we provide full landscape services, including drainage, irrigation, custom build patios and outdoor living spaces. Our team of dedicated landscape professionals is available to serve you and provide you with an excellent service. When we have happy clients, we are happy landscapers!

Fellow Landscapers Blog: Landscape Stairs

Hello Fellow Landscapers!

This last week we installed landscape stairs for a client. This stair system ended up being 6 steps. We used a natural stone that was roughly 5.5” thick, 18” wide and 3-4’ long. It took a lot of man power and some planning to place these massive steps.

We had to remove the existing stair that was failing and dug into the hillside to set the steps. We installed the steps on a base of AB3. Once the warmer weather moves back in we will fill all of the joints with decorative rock mixed with dry concrete to prevent weeds and give it a natural finish.

It was a blast installing these and we hope that they last as long as the great Egyptian pyramids.

We are always one phone call away or one one click of your email programs! You can also find us on Google Maps and/or from our Google Listing – search as under American Lawn and Landscape Kearney MO. American Lawn and Landscape serves the greater Northland Area of KCMO and we provide full landscape services, including drainage, irrigation, custom build patios and outdoor living spaces. Our team of dedicated landscape professionals is available to serve you and provide you with an excellent service.

When we have happy clients, we are happy landscapers!