Perfect Pizza Nights

Some things in life go hand in hand. They complement each other. They’re better together. Take outdoor kitchens, for example. A typical outdoor kitchen holds a grill, outdoor refrigerator, storage space, and oftentimes a fun extra, like a keg refrigerator or pizza oven. Speaking of pizza, it’s a universally loved food. With so many delicious […]

Landscaping Care for the DIY’er

New trees and shrubs

By now, you’ve probably noticed some green sprouting from your plant beds. Your trees have already started to bud, and you’ve likely started mowing the lawn. These signs that spring is here mean it’s time to do a little sprucing up throughout your yard. Whether you have minimal work to do on your landscaping, or […]

Working With a Professional Landscaper

Retaining wall and softscape

Whether you’re starting your landscaping from scratch, making over an existing space, or ready for a complete landscaping overhaul, the best gift you can give yourself is to engage a professional landscaper. A landscape designer will help you create a space that is scaled for your property, uses the right plants in the right places, […]

Incorporating Native Plants and Pollinators Into Your Garden

Landscaped beds

Although landscaping is relatively timeless, some trends weave their way in and out of each season. One trend we see becoming more time-honored is sustainability. In honor of Earth Day, we’re taking a quick look at pollinators and their place in your landscape design. Native plants, or ones that are indigenous to our region, are […]

All About Paver Patios

One of the simplest ways to take your slab patio from boring to beautiful is with pavers. A patio upgrade that includes pavers and is designed by a professional landscape contractor can dramatically alter the look of your outdoor space. There are many different paver styles to choose from when considering a patio makeover. The […]

Perfect Pergolas

Pergola and paver patio

Close your eyes and allow yourself to pretend that Spring ‘22 feels less like winter and more like a warm, sunny day. Now, think about your outdoor living space. Does the sun have a negative impact on your enjoyment? Would you get more use out of your outdoor space with additional shade? If your answer […]

Your Outdoor Party Checklist

It’s officially March, which means we’re beginning to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and summer. Welcoming warmer weather also means welcoming people into (and outside) your home, especially if you have a high school or college graduation, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July party on the horizon. The landscape design experts at […]

Creating the Outdoor Kitchen of Your Dreams

Last week on the blog, we looked at outdoor kitchen staples and trends that can maximize the enjoyment of your outdoor living space. This week, we’re taking a deeper look into the nuts and bolts of the design process in order to help you make the right decisions based on your home and style. Think […]

Using Your Outdoor Kitchen Year-Round

Outdoor grill and seating

As outdoor living professionals, we have expertise in building the most sustainable and customizable outdoor spaces. Our clients are making a significant investment in an outdoor kitchen and entertaining space, so we strive to design functional and beautiful space for entertaining and cooking. Useful spaces include grill islands, outdoor kitchens, outdoor bars, and brick ovens, just to mention a few. Built-in grill islands can and should be used throughout the hot summers and cold winters here in Nebraska. When the space is designed with function and style, it will enhance the way […]

Your Comprehensive Fall Planting Guide — Part 2


Last week on the blog, Stu, Jake, and Jake talked about why you should plant perennials in fall, as well as which plants do best in the fall and how to properly care for and water them. This week, we want to focus on the specific steps that should be taken when fall winds down to ensure your plants and trees stay healthy […]