We are almost halfway through July and ready to enjoy the bountiful harvest that was cultivated all spring- strawberries, zucchini, and tomatoes galore! What better way to complete your luxury backyard experience than to munch on the best fruits and vegetables the earth has to offer, freshly in season. Utilize your outdoor kitchen and whip up dishes and desserts that will have your friends come flocking. AtGroundscapes , we know how to get a backyard cookfest going, after over 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. Luxury landscaping is great, but not unless you have a fabulous reason to use it! Read on for foodie inspiration to make your backyard the culinary oasis you dream of.


Of course we had to begin with the classic Nebraska favorite, the iconic corn on the cob!! Living in Nebraska, we are blessed with some of the best tasting corn in the Midwest, fresh from the farm. Corn is best grilled outdoors, under the relaxing shade of your outdoor kitchen. Want the grill a bit further from the house? With a specifically designed outdoor structure and patio, you can ensure safety and comfort when preparing the corn the Nebraska way. Grill and eat fresh off the cob or add to salads- if you're feeling particularly creative, we recommend cornbread fresh from the oven :)


There isn't anything like a juicy, sweet peach on a summer's day! Perfect poolside snack if we do say so ourselves. Fresh peaches can be tossed into a summer fruit salad, blended into a refreshing smoothie, or eaten whole! Lounge with friends on the patio, sip some smoothies, and take a dip in the pool. Want to channel your inner master chef? Peach cobbler or pie is always best enjoyed around the firepit at dusk or under your shaded outdoor structure at the height of the afternoon. Happy chomping!


We saved one of our favorites for last, tomatoes! Right now these versatile vegetables (or are they a fruit? The debate continues) are at the height of their freshness and can be found at farmers markets and the grocery store. Complete your backyard barbecue, dinner on the patio, or poolside snack by grilling, chopping, and seasoning fresh tomatoes! Salsa, fresh pasta sauce, salads, grilled tomatoes, bruschetta, pico de gallo, we could go on and on. If you really want to enjoy tomatoes at their peak freshness, we could help you plant some in your custom garden- talk about idyllic.

By including these fresh fruits and vegetables, and the myriad of others that are currently in season, you can enjoy your backyard blooming right along with your taste buds. Having a custom designer backyard isn't simply about aesthetics but usefulness as well, and our dream is to create a space where you can enjoy both. 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.