Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram, seeing pictures of everyone's backyards and patios upgraded for the summer, and felt a tiny twinge of jealousy? Us too! That's why we've put together this quick list of our top three tips for sprucing up your backyard so you can feel confident snapping away and racking up those Instagram likes! Here at Groundscapes, 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. Continue reading for easy and convenient ways to take the aesthetics up a notch!

Lightening Things Up a Bit (literally!)

With summer sunsets and twinkling night skies, who wouldn't want to sit out on their custom made, comfortable patio? The only thing that seems to be missing? Some beautiful lighting to bring a cozy atmosphere to your space. Here at Groundscapes, we offer a variety of lighting, from lanterns to line the patio walkway to standing torches and even string lighting! You can even consider multiple different kinds of lights for your outdoor space: mellow lighting for romantic evenings on the patio or glowing orbs for playing in the pool. The possibilities are endless! The conclusion? No daylight, no problem.

Green It Up

There's nothing like the beauty and tranquility of some well placed foliage and plant life to brighten up a space. Though you may already have a fantastic garden and a variety of flowers, adding some smaller types of greenery in the patio space can bring nature even closer. Hanging plants, potted flowers, and table side succulents or mini herb gardens add a splash of color and a breath of fresh air. Best of all, you can feel right in nature without having to get your hands dirty in the garden. Not to mention, the most aesthetically pleasing spaces on social media always seem to have that picture perfect greenery!

Upgrade That Outdoor Shelter

The truth is, no matter how beautiful and aesthetically pleasing your patio may be, it's no fun to enjoy when the weather seems a bit cloudy or chilly. Tired of leaking roofs on your shelter or worn down, chipped structures? Updating your outdoor shelter may solve that, making it easy and convenient for you to venture outside with friends and family even if our Nebraska weather doesn't always turn out perfectly. From patterned structures to slated overhangs, there are so many options to customize your space to what would be most comfortable. Also, a setup such as this would make it easier to hang those fairy lights or succulents, making it extra Insta-worthy! Everyone will not only love the look, but they'll also want to hang out there!

From our team at Groundscapes to your outdoor hangout squad, we hope you are inspired to implement these types of aesthetically upgrading ideas to your backyard or patio. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram while you rack up those likes and field those admiring comments. We are happy to make your space an exciting place to be while at the same time keeping your Instagram looking fresh! Let the aesthetics live on! If you are based in the Omaha Metro, La Vista, Valley or Bennington area, and want to get started, 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.