Tips For Your Outdoor Living Area


Omaha Outdoor Living

Is your backyard just not special enough to host a nice Fourth of July gathering? Not to worry, you can remedy that situation and just in time for a great get together. It’s time to step outside, breath the fresh air and enjoy the most out of your outdoor space. Whether creating an oasis of solitude or a place to gather with friends and family, Above and Beyond can help you make the most of your Omaha landscaping.

Traditionally, the favorite hangouts in the home have been the kitchen and family room. But today, the backyard is taking over as the favorite gathering spot for cooking, entertaining, and relaxation. More and more homeowners are bringing the comforts of their indoor rooms to the outside by creating multipurpose outdoor living spaces that function as inviting extensions of their home.

Create A Focal Point

Summer nights can get chilly!! Nothing attracts a group like a crackling fire. Before you know it, everyone is standing around talking and roasting marshmallows as the flames flicker into the night. A fire pit adds a relaxing quality to the surroundings and is a perfect addition for those long summer evenings when family and friends get together. As the evening cools everyone steers toward the warmth of the fire where some of the best memories are made!

Do you love the sound of trickling water, but think a water feature is a bit too much for your backyard? Water features are surprisingly affordable. Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance can design one as big or little as you like. Small accents, like sculptures and water features, can really transform outdoor living spaces to make them feel dynamic and stunning.

Establish Traffic Patterns

An effective Omaha landscape design will steer traffic in the right direction. No matter the size of your yard, your outdoor living spaces will work better together if you create an established walkway. You can do this in a variety of ways, including laying formal walkways, creating shifts in hardscape materials, or planting shrubs or trees to establish corners and borders.

Walkways naturally pull people in, showing them the way toward an entrance, exit and other destinations on your property. They will also save the surrounding Omaha landscape from unnecessary foot traffic.

Out With The Old

It’s easy and inexpensive to change your outdoor living accents. Consider adding new accent pillows, refreshed slipcovers, benches and chairs. Pull two together for a quiet conversation or add extras around the table for a large dinner. Don’t include so much that it becomes cluttered, but make sure you have enough seating to accommodate all of your guests. Seat Walls are a great addition to any patio or outdoor living space because they provide extra seating when your table and lawn chairs just don’t cut it.

Small container and vases are a good way to add colorful, artful accents to Omaha outdoor living spaces. They look best when they function collectively, rather than as mix-and-match pieces.

Clean Up Your Garden And Landscape

Cleaning up your gardens and landscape adds a nice touch to your outdoor space. Flowers and greenery always brighten up a winding walkway that leads to your patio or pool. It can also add some visual interest to your yard and serve as a great conversation piece.

Don’t let past plants haunt your landscaping. Dead and dying shrubs are outdoor living space killers. No matter how well maintained and perfectly planned your Omaha landscaping looks, that one brown, sad-looking shrub or plant will be the first thing onlookers notice. Even a bare spot in the plan is better than a skeletal shrub sticking out. Don’t forget to check planters and window boxes too. There’s nothing sadder than a planter full of dead twigs and brown leaves.

Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen expands your living space and allows you to cook, eat, and entertain without having to leave the comforts of home. Summer is the time for backyard BBQ’s and grilling. Incorporate your interior kitchen into your outdoor kitchen. It’s a great way to add value and excitement to your home.

Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance recommends outdoor kitchens because they’re an excellent way to equip your backyard for entertaining and feeding hungry friends and family. Outdoor kitchens range from small areas with a small built in grill, to large fully equipped kitchens complete several grills, countertops, storage areas, sinks, and bars.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is the landscaping trend that’s taking the nation by storm, and is one of the most dramatic improvements you can make to your landscape. Professionally installed outdoor lighting systems are a smart investment and increase the safety and beauty of your home or business, while also adding resale value.

Lighting can reveal dark areas in your landscape where someone might me lurking. Omaha outdoor lighting ensures residents and visitors can safely navigate around the property at night. No more stumbling over steps in the dark!

By illuminating areas of your yard, it allows enjoyment to continue long into the evening on your decks, sitting areas, and outdoor living spaces. You’ll be able to enjoy your Omaha patio parties long into the evening hours.

Contact Us

At Above and Beyond we will happily help you decide on the best landscaping for your yard. If you’re ready to add that beautiful outdoor kitchen, that crackling fire pit, or trickling water feature, contact us today at 402-934-8866. Whatever option for outdoor living is best for you, an Omaha Landscaping Company is ready to make sure that your landscaping is comfortable, welcoming, and entertaining.

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