Even something as seemingly small as your choice of landscape lighting makes a big difference in sustainable landscape design. Let’s shed some light on the subject. Types of Lighting There are multiple types of outdoor lighting, ranging from high and low pressure sodium lighting (often used for street lights and lighting larger areas) to incandescent Read More
There are so many choices for patio materials that picking the right one might be daunting. It doesn’t have to be with this guide from Breaking Ground.
It’s easy to take retaining walls for granted — until they fail. It pays to choose the right materials and installation to protect your property and your home.
From the public baths of Ancient Rome to the present day, humankind has turned to water features to socialize, soothe, relax, and rejuvenate. These days, most Omaha homeowners turn to a swimming pool instead of a full-fledged Roman bath. The pool design service offered by Breaking Ground is no less important for that, especially given Read More
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