Pleasant weather in Omaha typically lasts into October, right in the heart of football season. Making sure you have a comfortable outdoor entertaining space for enjoying all the big games is our area of expertise! Here are our top 5 elements for creating a perfect, football-ready outdoor living space.

Paver Patio and Seating Wall

If you’re inviting people to your home for a 3+ hour football party, there must be plenty of space for everyone to sit. A paver patio with seating wall is a solid foundational piece for any outdoor living space. Combined with a good set of patio furniture, you’ve created a variety of seating spaces to encourage conversation and mingling.

Seating Wall.

Fire Feature

Is there anything more fall-like than watching football outside by your own cozy fire? When the afternoons and evenings turn chilly, your fire feature will keep guests comfortable. Our landscape design experts can build it all – from the ease of a gas fireplace or fire pit to the natural beauty of wood-burning fireplaces and fire pits, there are plenty of options to suit your preference.

Fire feature.

Landscape Lighting

Ambient lighting makes everything feel more special. As the sun starts to set earlier, having outdoor lighting will not only light the space and keep your guests safe, but it will also cast a magical glow over your outdoor entertainment spaces.

Landscape Lighting.

Outdoor Pizza Oven

Football and food go hand-in-hand, and an outdoor pizza oven is the perfect add-on to your grilling space. Pizza feeds a crowd, and products from our friends at Urban Slicer make it easy to whip up a few pies while you’re watching the game.

Outdoor pizza oven.


Early on in football season, your landscaping should still look fresh and full. As the season progresses (and depending on the weather), you may need to make cutbacks or add new fall landscaping. The key is to make sure everything is well-manicured for your guests. Another way to make sure your outdoor space is party-perfect is with containers. Brightly colored mums, ornamental kale, and pansies are just a few of the varieties you can use to create stunning fall planters.

Landscape bed.

Clear Creek Landscaping is an Omaha landscaping company comprised of experienced landscape design professionals. Whether you’re looking for backyard design in Omaha, an Omaha patio builder, an Omaha paver patio designer, or custom landscape design in Omaha, the team at Clear Creek Landscaping has the experience and knowledge to handle it all.