Whether you’re building a new home, or renovating a house you’ve called home for decades, landscape design is a key part of the process. After all, you’re not just working on a structure. It’s an investment, and it deserves a great setting, a lush and verdant frame that highlights the work you’ve done. As with Read More
Strong landscape design lets you enjoy your yard and your view year round — even during the depths of a Nebraska winter. Breaking Ground can show you how.
Bagworms: These ornate bags may look harmless, but they can wreak havoc on your landscape if uncontrolled
In early winter you may start seeing intricate pine cones developing in your trees and shrubs. While intriguing, these ‘ornaments’ may lead to unsightly damage or even death of your plant if left unchecked. Here we give tips for dealing with bagworms
The dreary depths of winter can make the landscape feel void and desolate. But it is also one of the longest seasons of the year. So why put the garden completely to bed when you could have brilliant foliage and textures? Here we share 9 of our favorite winter trees and shrubs that shine brightest Read More
Greetings! Hope you are having a wonderful winter season. Enclosed in the winter newsletter are articles on some of our favorite winter grasses, some diseases to be on the lookout for and how to balance icy winter conditions with the health of your patio or walkway. We would love feedback, Enjoy!
Icy Nebraska winters can make navigating concrete and pavers dangerous. Ice-melt chemicals may make the surface less daunting, but can also be toxic to your patio, pets and landscape. Here we provide tips for balancing safety with the long-term health of your hardscape and plantings. How do ice-melt (including rock salts) damage pavers and Read More
As winter settles in Nebraska, many homeowners have already put their garden to rest. But, when it comes to your ornamental grasses, you may want to think twice. Why? Standing grasses can provide stunning contrast, movement, structure and texture, as well as, ample benefits for local wildlife. Which grasses should you leave up? Which Read More
The answer is…. it depends. For conifers such as pine, spruce, fir, or arborvitae this may be a natural and healthy occurrence, but it depends. How do you tell the difference, and what should you do? Here’s a few tips: Needlecast (Picture above) is a natural process for conifer trees (pine, spruce, fir, or juniper). Read More
Leaves are dropping, flowers are fading, and the weather is changing rapidly. It’s fall in Omaha again. And as morning dew turns to frost, it is not only a time to clean up the landscape, it’s time to prepare it for the next season. Here are 12 quick tips for ensuring your landscape remains healthy Read More
Getting Your Landscape Ready For Spring A great time of year to start the spring clean-up in your landscape is mid-March. At this time, plants have made it through most of winter, but because of soil temperatures, have not come out of dormancy. It is by far, easier and cost effective to cut back all Read More