Backyard Makeover at New Orleans Lakefront

For this project we graded the backyard for proper water flow, and installed paver and limestone, and new sod. We also constructed a fire pit, retaining wall, and flower beds to completely transform this Lakefront backyard.

Peter and his colleagues did a great job at transforming our backyard into an outdoor space we’re looking forward to using for many years to come.
— Eric D.

Prados Landscapes LLC of New Orleans Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

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Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

January 30, 2019 – Prados Landscapes LLC of New Orleans has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The Locally owned Landscape company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro's overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

We love our clients and are honored to be awarded the Best of Houzz award for Service a second year in a row.

Peter Prados

"Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app."

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About Prados Landscapes LLC

Peter Prados is a husband, father of three, and Landscape professional. In 1995 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He started my career in the golf industry doing the initial grow-ins of the Bridges course in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and the Gregg Norman course at PGA West in La Quinta, California. Although he enjoyed and learned a lot from the golf industry, being away from New Orleans was just too much. In 2003 he moved back home to New Orleans and became the head of grounds for the University of New Orleans. While his career has spanned 25 years he has been doing residential and commercial landscaping for the past 10 years. Prados Landscapes specializes in serving the Greater New Orleans Area and would love to get a chance to work with you.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo.

Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Lantana

Mid to late April is generally the best time to plant Lantana, but with this year's mild winter and early spring, now is a great time to incorporate them into  your landscape. Once temperatures warm up these plants will grow and flower abundantly.

Photo Credit - Amelia Prados

Photo Credit - Amelia Prados

LOCATION

Lantana is a heat-loving plant that should be planted in direct sunlight, receiving no fewer than four hours of sunlight a day.  It can tolerate both humid and dry heat.

By MathewTownsend (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By MathewTownsend (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SOIL & MULCH

Well-drained, slightly acidic soil is the best. Mulch is not necessary but can help to control weeds during the summer.  It is suggested for winter to protect plant roots from frost.

Photo Credit - Amelia Prados

Photo Credit - Amelia Prados

WATER & BLOOMS

Frequent water in well-drained soil is recommended to achieve maximum bloom. Lantana does not need heavy fertilizer. It can benefit from an all-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring.

Photo Credit - Amelia Prados

Photo Credit - Amelia Prados

The information in this post came from the LSU Ag center. For more detailed information see their publication Growing Lantana in Louisiana.

Prados Landscapes makes it possible for busy homeowners to create and maintain a beautiful landscape.  Let us help you this spring.

Have a great weekend,

Peter

Fall Color with Container Gardening

Now's the time to add some fall color to your garden, and a great way to do that is with container planting. In this video I will give you a few tips on planting out your containers this season.

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, cousins to the edible cabbage and kale are good complements planted along with Fall Mums and pansies. They are a great choice for mixed container gardening as well as landscape beds.

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, cousins to the edible cabbage and kale are good complements planted along with Fall Mums and pansies. They are a great choice for mixed container gardening as well as landscape beds.

Petunias are an excellent choice for fall color. They are fast growers and relentless bloomers as long as they are planted and cared for properly. Petunias require a well-drained location and plenty of sun. They will bloom right up till frost.

Petunias are an excellent choice for fall color. They are fast growers and relentless bloomers as long as they are planted and cared for properly. Petunias require a well-drained location and plenty of sun. They will bloom right up till frost.

Dusty Miller is a great accent foliage plant for fall arrangements complementing the bright colors of pansies, mums, or petunias. Use it with flowering annuals and perennials in sunny areas or as an accent plant in containers, It mixes well with other annuals.

Dusty Miller is a great accent foliage plant for fall arrangements complementing the bright colors of pansies, mums, or petunias. Use it with flowering annuals and perennials in sunny areas or as an accent plant in containers, It mixes well with other annuals.

If you need help with your containers remember we are just a phone call away. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Peter