The Groundscapes Blog

Don’t let winter dry out your spring!

The Pros & Cons of Salting in the Winter

There’s No Winter Quite Like a Nebraska Winter Nebraskans know better than to rely on dependable winter weather! Between roaring winds, unseasonably warm afternoons, and white-out blizzard conditions, the best advice is to simply be prepared for anything.  When the temperatures finally dip below freezing and the sidewalks become dangerously slippery, it’s time to start […]

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Warm up your deck or patio and enjoy extra months of outdoor entertaining.

The cooling temperatures have been a lovely reprieve from the sweltering days of summer, but any good Nebraskan knows this mild fall weather won’t be sticking around forever! Winter doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stop enjoying the outdoors, though — not when you’ve taken the time to turn your patio into a cozy […]

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Fall is not too late to install a new paver patio!

If there’s one thing Nebraskans love, it’s spending time outside with family and friends, and there’s just something about a cool fall evening that makes the experience unforgettable.  And when you’ve got a beautiful, expertly-installed paver patio, you’ll be all set, even into the winter, if the weather cooperates!  But what if you don’t have […]

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Do you know when to stop watering your lawn?

The temperatures are dropping and pumpkin spice is back, right along with the Huskers! That means fall is just around the corner, and so are cool, cozy days with hot cocoa and pumpkin patches and not taking care of your lawn. Right?  Well, not quite. While fall is coming, it doesn’t mean that it’s time […]

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5 easy tips for enhancing your curb appeal.

Summer is here and Lincoln’s nightlife isn’t the only thing heating up. The housing market is on fire right now! It’s a seller’s market and first impressions are everything. There has never been a better time to maximize the value of your home. Now is the time to cash in on your home’s curb appeal. […]

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Cozy around the fire this summer with our top fire pit seating ideas.

The long awaited summer nights have arrived! It’s no coincidence that summer nights spent cozied up around the fire hold a certain nostalgia as a summer pastime. A fire pit is the perfect way to make the most of your outdoor living spaces, especially as evenings often bring relief from the harsh heat and humidity. […]

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It’s storm season. Does your landscaping properly drain rain water?

As time always seems to have it, just when you’ve put those finishing touches on your landscaping, summer storms begin to roll in. While most homeowners put an incredible amount of care and concern into grass maintenance, garden spaces, and the overall aesthetic of their lawn, they overlook one important element: proper drainage. How much […]

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Take care of those steep slopes with a retaining wall.

Landscaping is an art that is used to enhance curb appeal and improve the functionality of your lawn. Most homeowners are eager to tackle small landscaping projects, but run into challenges when dealing with sloping on their property. It can be difficult to discern what to do with slopes and hills, especially when they rob […]

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Natural stone, freestanding accent wall with raised flower bed and bench

Planning your outdoor living area.

Paver patios? Landscaping? Retaining walls? Check out some options to include in your outdoor living space. With the worst of winter finally behind us, spring fever has us excitedly anticipating warmer temperatures and evenings spent outdoors! However, there are probably a few things on your to-do list before you pull out the patio furniture and […]

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Brighten your winter days with winter garden planning.

The winter months have a way of dragging on for what can feel like an eternity, leaving us daydreaming about spring showers, April flowers, and warmer days that feel much too far around the corner. If the winter blues have you feeling a little dreary, what better way to lift your spirits than planning your […]

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