The Groundscapes Blog

Prepare your lawn and landscaping for winter with our checklist!

Prepare your lawn and landscaping for winter with our checklist!

There’s a chill in the air, the branches are bare, and the sun is setting much earlier in the evening; All the telltale signs indicate winter is right around the corner! Needless to say, most midwesterners neglect their lawn and outdoor living spaces this time of year, having moved their leisure time and social gatherings […]

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Discover what type of patio is right for you

Perfect patio season is upon us! Scorching summer evenings have given way to cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets, and all the charm of autumn nights. The benefits of a quality patio space in the fall months are often understated, especially with the addition of a fire feature. Whether you’re looking to update an outdated patio space […]

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Patio and deck of modern style ranch house

Does a paver patio increase your home value?

Looking for ways to upgrade your landscape this spring? Freshly filled flower beds and a well-maintained lawn certainly go a long way, but creating a beautiful yard with functional spaces to enjoy requires so Looking for an investment worthy home renovation project this summer? Due to the current housing market and record high cost of […]

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Incorporating hardscapes in your landscaping design

Looking for ways to upgrade your landscape this spring? Freshly filled flower beds and a well-maintained lawn certainly go a long way, but creating a beautiful yard with functional spaces to enjoy requires so much more. Incorporating hardscapes, such as patio spaces, walkways, fireplaces, and retaining walls are key to creating livable space outdoors to […]

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Here comes spring! Time for some lawn mower maintenance.

Spring is just around the corner! Flowers have yet to bloom, but there are plenty of other projects to get you outside, preparing your yard for spring! Have you started thinking about your spring cleaning checklist for your lawn and landscape? Nearly all homeowners agree that mowing the lawn is the one of the first […]

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Consider succulents in your landscaping for extra life and color.

If you’re looking for ways to transform your landscape this season, incorporating succulents is an effortless way to liven up your garden spaces.  Succulents have deservingly found their way to the forefront of home and garden trends. These low-maintenance plants complement any existing plants, shrubs, and perennials.  Yet, they are vibrant and interesting enough to […]

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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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