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2015 Home & Garden Show

2015 Home & Garden Show Just a brief note to thank you for visiting us at the recent Home & Garden Show at the Lancaster Event Center.  For those of you that had a chance to stop by, we thank you.  It was great to meet you and learn more about your landscaping needs. Looking […]

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We’re Celebrating Thirteen Years in Business

We’re Celebrating Thirteen Years in Business Creative Landscaping has been making homes and commercial properties beautiful for thirteen years now. Through hard work, listening to clients, and a fantastic referral record, Creative Landscaping has grown to be a local leader in residential and commercial landscape projects. Your surroundings are important – which is why we […]

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February Lawn Tips

February Lawn Tips by Don Janssen, UNL Extension Educator February has arrived and while not thought of as a gardening month, February can include a few yard and garden activities. Outdoors, anything is weather permitting, but there are also things to do inside in anticipation of spring and the new growing season. If the weather […]

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Seasonal Landscape Problems- Oystershell Scale

Seasonal Landscape Problems- Oystershell Scale Scale insects are very small and attack a variety of landscape plants. Oystershell scale is a hardshell scale, meaning that insects develop a hard, protective covering over themselves that is difficult to penetrate with insecticides. The insect overwinters as an egg under its mother’s shell. Some races of oystershell scale have one […]

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Seasonal Landscape Problems- Winter Desiccation Injury

Seasonal Landscape Problems- Winter Desiccation Injury Each spring many homeowners find dead, reddish-brown foliage on their evergreen plants including pine, spruce, fir, juniper, arborvitae and yew. The extent of the symptoms can vary from brown needle tips on one side of the plant, to one or two branches, to the whole tree. Injury is found […]

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Seasonal Landscape Problems—Dothistroma Needle Blight

Seasonal Landscape Problems—Dothistroma Needle Blight One of the most common fungal diseases of pines in Nebraska is Dothistroma needle blight. This disease is responsible for much of the premature needle drop that occurs in windbreaks and ornamental pine plantings. Twenty pine species are affected by this disease, but in the central and eastern United States […]

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Things To Do in March

Things To Do in March Compliments of Mary Jane Frogge, UNL Extension Associate If weeds occur in bulb beds do not remove them by cultivation. Pull them by hand so that the bulbs and roots will not be disturbed. Some annuals, such as verbenas, snapdragons, and petunias, take 70 to 90 days to bloom. They […]

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What to Look for in a Landscape Company

What to Look for in a Landscape Company Analysis – Look before you leaf The first step in any design project must be an assessment of what you have to work with, what you would like to achieve, and how you intend to get there. The best designs are the result of a response to […]

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Top Mistakes to Avoid in Your Landscaping

Top Mistakes to Avoid in Your Landscaping Success in home landscape design is certainly attainable for do-it-yourselfers, but there are some pitfalls that should be avoided if maximum satisfaction is to be achieved. Thus the need for this list of the top mistakes to be avoided in home landscape design. The mistakes covered range from […]

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Winter Watering

Winter Watering Chilly weather means frozen soil in many areas of the country. But just because the ground is solid, doesn’t mean water can’t seep in. It seems odd to water during the cold, blustery months, but winter plant loss of recent transplants (past year or two) is more often caused by lack of water […]