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Incorporating hardscapes in your landscaping design

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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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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