As October passes into November, we are reminded of the preciousness of the present moment, with the ever darker and shorter hours of sunlight and the increasingly cold weather. It is more important than ever to not only be intentional about the small, joyful moments but to maximize the space you have to enjoy the seasons and the rituals that bring you peace. This is ultimately what your luxury backyard is meant for- to be a sacred, special place for you, your family, and friends to enjoy all year round. AtGroundscapes , we bringover 20 years of experience working with some ofthe finest commercial enterprises in the Omaha Metro and La Vista area . During that time, we've learned a thing or two from our partners about the importance of (luxury) landscaping for your business and the impact it can have on your customers and employees. Read on for our favorite seasonal, outdoor rituals that your luxury backyard is perfectly suited for, to bring seasonal cheer into your life.

1. Cozy Morning Coffee

Ok, so we cheated a bit on this one, as coffee in your luxury backyard is vital year round! However, this ritual becomes particularly important during the chilly fall and winter seasons, when the urge to stay inside can become detrimental to your mental and emotional health. By being intentional about getting outside in the morning to relax with coffee on your patio, in your outdoor kitchen, or near your outdoor fireplace, you can kickstart your day with caffeine and fresh air. The patio or hardscape feeling a bit too cold? Invest in an outdoor heating lamp or a new fire feature to bring the warmth to you! With all the offerings here at Groundscapes, you can enjoy your space and your rituals rain or shine

2. Holiday Family Gatherings

This month is going to be full of Thanksgiving content here on the blog, but to get us started early, you can enjoy family gatherings all month long! Start by offering to host a weekly meal or tea time with family in your luxury backyard, utilizing your outdoor kitchen to whip up a delicious meal, and using your fire and lighting features to make sure guests have the ultimate comfort. Make it a potluck and invite everyone to bring something of their own, and enjoy the time spent together outside. Your hardscapes are important for these gatherings, allowing you to maximize space and comfort during chillier times! Don't wait just for Thanksgiving, start the party now!

3. Hot Cocoa Night

Truly a November-esque gathering, invite your family and friends over to sit around the luxury outdoor fire pit or fireplace and enjoy hot cocoa together!! Relax around the outdoor living room with the twinkle lights and lamps we so adore, and have some homemade hot cocoa simmering away in the outdoor kitchen. The perfect opportunity for a fun, safe, and warm backyard November gathering, having this as a weekly ritual can help to connect you to those you love most while enjoying some fresh air. Gaze out on your specially designed luxury landscape and enjoy the privacy and peacefulness of your luxury backyard!

We hope that after the fun that Halloween brings, November is a time to implement new backyard rituals and celebrations and enjoy the holiday season. We want to ensure that even as the weather turns colder, you are still able to maximize your luxury backyard for all its intents and purposes! If you are based in the Omaha Metro, La Vista, Valley or Bennington area, and are interested in improving your commercial landscape, don't hesitate to contact Groundscapes. As Omaha's premier landscaping company, Groundscapes Luxury Landscapes are some of the finest designs in the entire midwest! Get started today by consulting our unique design consultation form.