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Arbor Hills Landscaping Project: The Mueller Home

We had a great time working on this project…

See the Mueller Landscaping Project we did last year on our Houzz page.

This was a new construction landscaping project. Some unique project features include site built Out-Door Kitchen including storage room for pool supplies and Kegerator. Granite counter tops on the bar top. We used local Omaha suppliers for all materials. Over 500 Sq Ft of pavers and rock around the pool coping. This project was completed in mid summer of 2014.

For more details on how we can work with you to build the landscape of your dreams, please call Arbor Hills Trees & Landscaping at 402.895.3635 or email: arborhills@cox.net

 

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Landscaping Tips: Plant Selection Check List

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Plant Selection Checklist: 

  •  Are you planting species that are adapted to specific Nebraska conditions to maximize their health and reduce need for supplemental water, fertilizer and pest control?
  • Are you grouping plants by their watering needs?
  • Are you selecting native or other well-adapted, non-invasive species?
  • Will you be increasing the diversity of your landscaped plants to invite new birds and wildlife to your yard?
  • Are you selecting low-maintenance plants that thrive and look good without constant attention?
  • Is it a priority to pant for shade to reduce home energy use and create comfortable outdoor spaces?

Got Light? Landscaping lighting ideas for this season

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Home owners are lighting up their landscaping in 2014. Here are a couple of tips on how to make your landscaping a bit brighter this season.

 Gas starters for outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are becoming increasingly popular this spring.  No more messing with lighter fluid or starter logs; just ignite and leave the gas on until the wood catches, then enjoy a beautiful fire-pit with ease.

Incandescent bulbs are quickly becoming obsolete. Update your landscape lighting to include energy efficient LED fixtures. This is a cost effective and fun way to spruce up your landscaping this season. This year especially, lighting fixtures are being sold in great new designs and finishes. Look for creative styles that can be built right into brick patios, deck railings and steps, water features and more.

Ready to add new lighting to your landscape? Call Arbor Hills for a free quote. 402.895.3635 – Serving the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Linclon area.

Landscaping ideas for your yard this Spring

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It’s obvious, landscaping and tree planting can really enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your property.

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Flowering trees are beautiful for any yard, especially during spring. Trees can even save you money on your household energy costs when placed correctly for shading the home.

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A “tree wall” is also perfect for those harsh Nebraska winds. Especially if you live on acreage or in a place with low tree coverage.

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This year, popularity is growing for an “outdoor living room”. While it can be beautiful,  it is important that the outdoor living and entertaining space fits your personality, family’s needs and budget. This is a perfect example of a backyard “living room” with a fire-pit and lovely patio.

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Another popular landscaping idea this spring is unique walls and pathways. Building brick paths and stone walls creates a great flow for your yard. Brick and stone paths are a great way to transition from front yard to back yard.

We hope we’ve helped you drum up some great landscaping ideas that will help enhance your yard. If you need any help with your landscaping plans, please call Arbor Hills. We would be happy to help you with any questions.

 

Retaining Wall Inspiration – Rethinking Traditional Retaining Walls

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The retaining wall is one of the most functional elements in all of landscape design.

The purposes of the retaining wall are first and foremost to do things like prevent erosion,

seepage and water damage. But don’t let the utilitarian nature of retaining walls

blind you to their more decorative and aesthetic possibilities.

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Those living in houses built on a high foundation also have

reason to love the decorative possibilities of a retaining wall.

Retaining walls and rock beds that stretch along the line of the

foundation of a property that slopes downward can serve as a screen that creates the illusion of the house appearing to be constructed lower than it is.

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A retaining wall needn’t be just a big, less than attractive structure.

If your situation is one in which a stream or creek needs to be directed away from your property, a retaining wall that softly slopes

away from the house can be transformed into a more attractive waterfall system of effluence.

Landscaping the water source with rocks and plants can serve to transform

the aesthetics of what would otherwise be a purely functional operation.

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Anyone who loves gardening can learn to love the decorative potential of a low-level retaining wall. Suddenly, your low and lowly retaining wall takes on a much more colorful appearance.

How much does landscaping cost?

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Each landscaping project is different. We like to come out and look at the project site and discuss various options. This includes going over how large you want the planting beds to be, what type of plants and shrubs will work best for you, and color you prefer the plants and shrubs to be. Other factors to consider are how much sunlight will the planting beds receive and what budget are you comfortable with. Once this information is determined, we will come back with a planting plan, pictures of all the plants and a detailed estimate for you. Ready for some new landscaping? Call Arbor Hills TODAY to set up your project!

Fire Pits and Patio expansions are some of the most popular home improvement requests this spring

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There’s much more to your outdoor living space than grass, flowers and trees. A fire pit and patio built with decorative brick pavers or stamped concrete goes a long way to create a warm, inviting space at just about any time of year.

Outdoor entertaining really is possible when you have a cozy space dedicated to drawing your favorite people together in fun and festivities. A fire pit offers a warm, dry space as long as the skies are clear. Permeable pavers can even expand the “dry” by reducing the effects of precipitation on your patio.

Arbor Hills Landscaping is introducing its new Patios and Walkways – Castel Stone Patio and Fire pit installation.  All new colors for 2014’ –  Most patios or walkways can be installed in 2-3 days.  Stamped concrete or Pavers.  Call today to discuss your project with Ed.