Creating a backyard retreat with a new patio, water feature, and an expanded deck with pergola in Nebraska City, NE

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The client was looking to add another level to their outdoor living space. The sounds of splashing water soothe as they relax in the hot tub under the new pergola. A warm fire on the cobblestone patio provides a perfect place to read under the shade of oak trees. Copper path and deck light allow this landscape to be enjoyed at all hours of the day. Landscape Designer Jason Heller of Neptune's Water Gardens brought this client's dreams of a backyard retreat to reality. For more information and inspiration, visit our website at or follow us on Facebook at
Time: 5 Days Difficulty: Moderate
  • Taking the landscape plan and laying it out on the site to help the client visualize the plans and to prepare for construction
  • The addition of the patio brings a new space to relax at the end of the day. By adding a fire table rather than a permanent fire pit the client can enjoy a warm fire with the ability to change the layout to fit their needs.
  • The expanded deck with the new pergola provided with a client with a place for their hot tub opening up room on the main deck for more furniture for entertaining.
  • The bubbling water feature adds the soothing sound of water to the outdoor space. This low maintenance feature allows the homeowner the flexibility to run it on a timer, or shut it off when traveling. Also a nice bath for the birds.
  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Gorgeous. Your clients must be very happy.
  • Aquascape Inc.
    Aquascape Inc. Saint Charles, IL
    This yard has it all! Deck, patio, pergola, fire pit, and a water feature! I love you how laid it out on the site for them to grasp what it would look like!
  • Envy Lawn
    Envy Lawn Dalton, GA
    I love the entire look of the area. Your brick layout is great, and the idea of using the fire table vs. building a fire pit allows the customer the ease of not always having to deal with a fire pit. Great job!
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