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Bloom Boost

You may all remember sitting in science class as a kid and asking yourself when you would ever need to know the parts of a flower. Some students, like those at UPL, went on to careers that actually use it. We throw around fancy words like anther, sepal and...

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Cabin Fever

Nebraska winters can be cruel and drag on longer than anticipated. Oftentimes, landscape designers and outdoor contractors who thrive on living outdoors, receive the brunt of cabin fever. We asked one of our designers how they cope with the symptoms of cabin fever and what they recommend to our...

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2019 Landscape Trends

As 2019 comes into view, some landscape trends will grow stronger, while others will be new ideas brought to the forefront of modern outdoor living. A shift in stay-cations is becoming more and more popular as many people decide to invest in their outdoor living spaces or home renovations,...

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A Natural Pesticide for the Garden: Neem Oil

A Natural Pesticide  Many people are looking to garden experts for help yet again this season as we incur another round of infestations of Japanese Beetles. These annoying pests are found on herbs, houseplants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Unlike other options on the market today, Neem Oil is a...

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Make your outdoor dreams a reality with UPL’s new finance program!

This year, our team is excited to announce for the first time ever, we now offer a UPL finance program! We have long-term and short-term financing options available for project totals of $6,000 or more! Landscaping is an investment in your home and whether you are looking to enhance...

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Watering Guidelines: caring for your landscape

How to water your new landscape.  Your landscape project is now complete and you are responsible for watering. What do you do? This blog will explain how to water, when to water, how much water specific plants need and provide tips on how to ensure your landscape plantings perform...

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Continuing Education: Advanced Segmental Paving & Walls

When you ask our team what we value equal to hard work and quality, the answer will be continuing education. Inside the landscape industry, the technology, installation techniques, equipment and designs are ever-changing. In order for our employees to stay current with the latest developments required for their...

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The Landscape Design Process

Our designers often say that a client’s home tells the story of who they are and their landscape should be a continuation of that story. When you walk into a person’s home, the display on the walls and the artifacts scattered throughout the rooms, tell stories. You know how...

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Consult the Pros

As landscape professionals we aim to inspire you to live, play and work outdoors. In order to do that, it’s our job as landscape pros to educate our clients on how to ensure their landscape is healthy and thriving. There is a lot of knowledge that goes into caring...

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A Planning Guide to Your Dream Outdoor Space

Many homeowners want to create curb appeal or install their dream outdoor space, but often forget that landscaping is an investment. It is something that will be a part of your home for years to come and will require maintenance to care and develop it. Whether you are focused...

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