5 Ways to Protect Your Lawn in the Summer Heat

23 August 2017, by NHAdmin
Lawnmower mowing the grass Summer in Nebraska can be a lot of fun and a great time to enjoy the outdoors. It’s an ideal season to be outside on your front porch or your backyard patio — but not if your lawn is turning brown or wilting due to summer heat. To protect your lawn and keep it looking great all summer, even when the sun is at its harshest, here are a few tips to follow.


You need to mow your lawn to keep it looking good, but mowing the wrong way can make your lawn more vulnerable to sun damage, potentially scorching it beyond repair. The keys are:
  • Frequent but proper mowing
  • Mowing early in the morning or later at night when the sun is not at its height
  • Never cutting more than a third of the grass blade at any time
  • Mowing to no less than three inches or so


The sun feeds your lawn, but it’s not the only source of nutrients your lawn needs. A slow-release fertilizer can feed your lawn while protecting it from summer heat burn.

Limiting Traffic on Your Lawn

There’s a reason the neighbors always yelled at you to keep off the lawn when you were a kid. Heavy traffic over your lawn can damage its structure and make it more vulnerable to sun damage. It’s okay to let your kids run around and enjoy the grass, but keep an eye out for areas that seem like they may be getting worn down, and make those spots off-limits until they recover.

Protecting Lawn from Insects & Disease

If you are caring for your lawn properly and are still seeing brown spots in certain areas, it could be a disease or insect issue, especially during the summer months when many insects dangerous to lawns are active. If you suspect that this is the problem, you should call in a lawn care professional to diagnose it.


Without proper watering, nothing will enable your lawn to survive the tough summer heat. A garden hose will usually just not get the job done, because it's  labor intensive and usually failing to offer complete coverage. The Rain Bird PRS Sprinkler System, available from Nature’s Helper, is highly efficient for watering your lawn throughout the summer. Nature’s Helper, voted Best of Omaha eight years in a row for lawn irrigation and sprinklers, has affordable and convenient service plans, and we can come and set up your sprinkler system quickly and efficiently. That way, you can relax and enjoy your lawn without worrying that it will get the water it needs. For more information, a free estimate or to schedule service, contact Nature’s Helper today.

How to Be More Water Efficient

21 August 2017, by NHAdmin
How to be more water efficient - blue water floating on a white background One of the most famous photographs ever taken was by an Apollo astronaut crew as they neared the moon. It’s a view looking back at our Earth. Our life-giving planet appears as a marvelous blue marble. That’s because water covers the majority of our home. Water isn’t blue by nature. It’s reflected sunlight that gives our oceans, lakes and rivers their blue hues. Sun rays light up the water, which covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. The other 29% is composed of continents and islands. Most grow trees and grass that require ample amounts of water to survive. The oceans and lakes teem with life. So do the forests and pastures. Everywhere on Earth, you’ll find some form of life, and every living creature has something in common. They all need a constant source of water. That includes us as a human species. Water consumption supports our lives, and using it smartly plays a vital role in conserving that resource. Because of this, it is important to learn how to be more water efficient in our daily lives. Water consumption supports our lives, and using it smartly plays a vital role in conserving that resource

Our Global Supply of Water

With so much water available you’d hardly think that a water shortage could occur. The reality is that water scarcity happens all the time and is a serious, life-threatening problem in many parts of the world. Only a small amount of our water supply is fit for consumption. Salt or seawater accounts for 96.5% of the entire water mass. Without expensive desalination treatment, salt water is deadly to humans when consumed. That leaves the remaining 3.5% as fresh water. But less than a third of all fresh water is liquid, and 69% is frozen in ice. There is enough fresh water on our planet to continually service the current human population. That’s going to diminish as the population grows. The main problem is fresh water isn’t evenly distributed across the planet. One-fifth of humans live in areas where safe water is scarce. That’s 1.2 billion people who have problems getting water, yet this precious substance is still wasted or mismanaged. There’s another big problem with our available potable freshwater supply. Much is contaminated by chemicals and non-organic materials. It’s also polluted with human and animal waste. Consumption is risky — it often means contracting waterborne diseases, which leads to millions of preventable deaths and severe illnesses. We could significantly reduce this problem if everyone endorsed proper water conservation and efficiency practices.

Uses for and Wastes of Water

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person requires a minimum of 2.5 quarts of water each day to survive. But we need water for more than just hydrating our flesh and bones or removing toxic wastes from our systems. We use water for cooking and cleaning. We consume vast amounts of water more than we need each day for:
  • Flushing our toilets
  • Washing our cars
  • Watering our lawns
All these aquatic activities are important for our health and quality of life, but we’re far too wasteful with water. America is one of the big water wasters, but other countries are guilty as well. And it’s not just human consumption that needlessly drinks up water reserves. Around the world, people use water in crop growing, livestock raising, all forms of horticulture and especially in manufacturing petroleum, steel and paper products. The average person requires a minimum of 2.5 quarts of water each day to survive.

Water Consumption Around the World

Our world population continues to grow at a fast rate. This creates a pressing demand to source clean water for our plants, our animals and ourselves. The United Nations reports worldwide water consumption increased six times during the 20th century. It’s going to get faster in the next 50 years. The uneven distribution of water is one of the main problems with the global water supply. Some countries have a severe shortage while other have a tremendous abundance. Compounding the water shortage issue in some countries is the management of water supplies. The demand for fresh water far exceeds the nation’s ability to produce it or let the natural water supply replenish. The answer lies in educating people on how to be more water efficient. That includes a dedicated commitment to water conservation. Water efficiency and water conservation are different concepts, but they go hand in hand. Water efficiency focuses on decreasing wasted water. Water conservation sets limits on how much water should be used. Raising awareness about water consumption is happening all over the world. Some areas are more progressive than others, and that’s due to necessity. There’s a mindset that when water is in plentiful supply, wasteful use automatically goes up. Americans are notorious for wasting water. That’s not the case in the Netherlands, which has one of the most expensive water supplies in the world. The Dutch are frugal with their fresh water, and they have to be. Bottled water in Holland costs nearly as much as gasoline. Here is a look at water consumption levels around the world. Bottled water in Holland costs nearly as much as gasoline

North American Water Consumption

North America, including the USA, Canada and Mexico, has an abundance of fresh water. Canada has almost as much water as land. Mexico is a bit drier and has less water treatment and delivery infrastructure than America but still is a large consumer of water. The average American uses approximately 110 gallons of water every day. That’s over 40,000 gallons per year. If Americans reduced their water use by even 10%, it would be a massive saving.

UK Water Consumption

The United Kingdom has a low natural water supply. Consequently, the UK is careful with using water. It imports 38% of its potable water and it comes at a cost. The average citizen uses 39 gallons each day, and they’ve been lowering their personal consumption by 1% per year since the 1930s. That’s an impressive and necessary effort.

African Water Consumption

Africa is an extreme continent. Half of the countries have a plentiful water supply that’s healthy to drink. But of the world’s top 25 nations that don’t have safe or abundant drinking water, 19 are in Africa. Three out of every four Africans do not have access to consistent, safe water. They may not consume as much water as developed countries, but the consequences are far more severe. Most African countries lack the resources, including financing, to manage and distribute water. Sadly, only 4% of African water is used yearly.

Australian Water Consumption

Australia is the driest country on Earth. Seventy percent of the continent is desert or semi-arid. In these regions, there’s little or no annual rainfall. Consequently, most of Australia is sparsely inhabited. There is no dependable water supply. In the country’s arid regions, Australians have to be careful with water use. But in water-rich areas, Australians are among the world’s highest water users despite advanced water management systems. Australia is the driest country on Earth

Eastern Asian Water Consumption

Eastern Asia has a serious water supply and treatment system problem. The massive population in Asia leads to overcrowding. It also causes water pollution from:
  • Sewage
  • Toxic chemical disposal
  • Human hygiene issues
The region is also prone to seasonal floods that mix surface and ground water. Citizens in these countries typically are not large water consumers simply because they have a limited supply of safe water.

European Water Consumption

Europe has a plentiful amount of water in most countries, but it pays for it. Europe claims the most expensive water supply in the world. That’s partly due to the technology that produces European water, treats it and delivers it through advanced infrastructure. Despite the price, most Europeans consume a lot of water.

Costs of Water Around the World

The law of Supply and Demand affects water Water costs significantly vary around the world. It depends a lot on developed, developing and underdeveloped nations. Prices everywhere are rising as water is a commodity, just like other goods. The law of supply and demand affects water. However, the cost per unit of water is fixed at a certain point of time where usage is the wild card. Countries like Canada, which has the lowest water cost in the world, also have the highest personal usage factor. Germany, on the other hand, records the highest per-unit water cost, but the Germans are tight with their consumption. In the middle are Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Norway and Finland, which have enormous water supplies. Their costs reflect an advanced system of treatment and delivery. Here is a breakdown of worldwide water costs in developed nations. It’s based on a U.S. dollar per cubic meter formula. Reliable data is not available for underdeveloped countries.
  • Germany $1.91
  • Denmark $1.64
  • Belgium $1.54
  • Netherlands $1.25
  • France $1.23
  • UK $1.18
  • Italy $0.76
  • Finland $0.69
  • Ireland $0.63
  • Sweden $0.58
  • Spain $0.57
  • USA $0.51
  • Australia $0.50
  • South Africa $0.47
  • Canada $0.40
It’s interesting to know that most countries don’t charge for the water itself. The United Nations declared that access to clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right, like air, therefore it cannot be sold as a product. What you’re paying for in high-priced places like Germany and Denmark are services like treatment, water delivery and taxes.

What Is Water Used For?

It's best to group water intake into 2 categories: Domestic & Commercial Every aspect of our lives are affected by water in some way or another. Outside of being the source of life itself, water is used for so many things it’s impossible to list them all! It’s best to group water intake into two categories. One is domestic use. That’s personal or residential consumption, both inside and outside the house. The other is commercial usage. That includes industrial manufacturing, agriculture and raising livestock. Fishing and seafood production can also go in the commercial category. These are the main domestic water uses:
  • Internal consumption: Drinking water is vital for our health. We get water from many sources, like right out of the tap, beverages and absorbing it from fruits and vegetables.
  • Hygiene: We use water for bathing, showering and brushing our teeth. One of the biggest personal water consumptions is flushing the toilet every time we use it.
  • Cooking: No kitchen can function without a dependable source of hot and cold water. We boil water, steam it and sauté in it. It’s an indispensable part of food preparation.
  • Cleaning: Water is used for all sorts of cleaning tasks, like washing dishes, clothing and floors. It includes hosing down the deck and washing the car.
  • Pets: Dogs, cats and fish all need water, and not just to drink. We bathe our pets and let them swim in ponds and pools.
  • Recreation: Water fills our pools and backyard ponds. We leisure by lakes, and nothing soothes the spirit like the sound of trickling water and splashing kids.
  • Gardening: Plants are like people. They can’t survive without water. We drench our baskets, soak our planters and dowse our raised beds. We also water our lawns. This is one of the highest water uses in the country. It’s also the easiest to conserve!

Non-Domestic Consumption of Water

Commercial and industrial businesses consume an enormous amount of water worldwide. The drain on national water supplies is far greater in developed countries than impoverished ones. That’s because water is a staple in supporting all forms of commercial ventures. Consider how necessary water is for these industries and how much of it they must consume:
  • Agriculture: Farms everywhere rely on a steady and plentiful water supply to thrive. That spectrum ranges from vegetable producers, orchards and vineyards all the way to grain and grass growers.
  • Livestock: Animal husbandry can’t exist without adequate water. The beef, pork and poultry producers must have safe and steady water to raise healthy stock.
  • Fish and seafood: Water makes the very environment these creatures need to function. Fresh water is also used in processing fish. It’s used to wash and freeze the products as well as cleaning the tools.
  • Petroleum: The gas and oil industry can’t operate without a water source. They’re huge consumers. Their fuels produced with water’s help are vital for our transportation system as well as heating our homes.
  • Manufacturing: Every type of manufactured good is made with water. It might be used directly in the product, like gelatin, or assisting the manufacturing process, such as steel and iron.
  • Shipping: A large part of the world’s freight delivery relies on water. Ships travel oceans, lakes and rivers everywhere to deliver products and people. Water is vital to transportation.
  • Sports: Every sports field with grass requires water to sustain it. Even with high-tech sprinklers and irrigation systems, sporting grounds go through a lot of water. That trickles down to all commercial and residential sprinklers, including the ones in your yard. Little things matter, like ensuring you have optimal water pressure for sprinklers. It’s a main place to put your water conservation and efficiency efforts to work.

What Is Water Waste?

Most people waste water Water waste is basically the frivolous use of water. Most people waste water. It’s not necessarily intentional. It’s a case of complacency for many people. In America, most places have a steady and affordable water supply, except for some drought regions. It’s natural to let the tap run when brushing our teeth or flushing every time we use the toilet. We do half loads of laundry and start the dishwasher before it’s full. We overfill the tub and take long showers. But we don’t have to. Like energy conservation, controlling our water waste comes with dedication. It’s our responsibility to be wise with water just like we have to be careful with fossil fuel and electric energy. It starts with education and commitment to being prudent with water use. It’s no longer optional. The health of our planet depends on water. As water becomes scarcer and more expensive, we need to reduce consumption. Fortunately, this is not difficult to achieve. We can slow down and even stop water waste in two ways:
  • One is to conserve water usage.
  • The second is becoming more efficient in how we use water.
They’re not quite the same concepts. But, properly applied, they make a great difference in how much water each of us consumes. Let’s look at what water conservation and water efficiency really mean.

Water Conservation

According to Amy Vickers, who is a noted water conservationist and author of the book Water Conservation, water conservation is defined as “beneficial reduction of water use and water waste.” It’s all of the programs, practices policies and procedures that are designed to let you consume less water than you’re currently using. Vickers says your goal should be to use only the amount of water you actually need. She uses simple but effective examples, like not letting the water run when brushing your teeth and not running your dishwasher when it’s not full.

Water Efficiency

Vickers also has a definition for water efficiency. This also sets a goal of reducing water consumption but approaches it by implementing devices and strategies. She defines it as “minimizing the amount of water used to accomplish a task or function by employing intentional measures.” It’s using water-saving appliances and devices to be efficient yet still do the job properly. Water efficiency can save energy, which results in saving money. The EPA estimates using water-efficient “WaterSense”-labeled fixtures along with Energy Star-rated appliances can save the average family around $750 per year. Not only is that good for your budget, but it’s also good for your community and the environment.

Why Is Conserving Water so Important?

The human population is expanding faster than ever, with 53% growth expected through 2100. Water is a finite commodity. There’s only so much fresh drinking water available. When the supply is exhausted, that’s it. Water belongs to every living thing on the planet. The human population is expanding faster than ever, with 53 percent growth expected through 2100, and it’s putting pressure on our limited supply. Certain areas of the country are drying out. Droughts throughout parts of America cause a serious depletion of local water supplies. It’s everyone’s task to make sure no more water is used than necessary. It’s the responsible thing to do.

What You Can Do to Help With Water Conservation and Efficiency

The best thing you can do to help with water conservation and efficiency is to make a concentrated effort in reducing your water use. The next best thing is to invest in efficient devices that use less water. Combined, these two strategies will decrease your consumption, save you money and help stop the drain on your area’s water supply. Investing in low-flush toilets and restricted-flow showerheads has excellent returns. You can also purchase new appliances that use less water. Dishwashers, washing machines and hot water tanks that efficiently conserve water are widely available. They cost a bit more than lesser devices, but the long-term payback is there. There are some pros and cons to investing in new appliances:


  • New appliances have better functionality and appearance than older appliances
  • You’ll save more on energy and water bills
  • Approximately 3,000 gallons of water are saved annually


  • It’s expensive to buy new appliances and takes a while to recover costs
  • Your money savings depend on your water use habits and consumption behavior
  • You need to dispose of your old appliances, and there may be recycling fees
Helping to conserve water through new and efficient appliances takes time. For example, the average washer life may be 14 years. Each year, you can save up to 3,000 gallons of water if you did an average of one load per day. That’s a 42,000-gallon water savings over the washer’s lifespan. Something else that will have a substantial return on investment is your lawn sprinkler installation. Watering your lawn consumes an enormous amount of water if the sprinkler system installation is old, outdated or needs repair. Here at Nature’s Helper, we specialize in optimizing sprinkler and irrigation systems to ensure they are performing at maximum efficiency, saving you money and reducing the environmental impacts of wasted water. Conserving water through your sprinkler system starts with using pressure regulated spray (PRS) heads. There are some benefits of using PRS heads. Consider these:

Benefits of the PRS Sprinkler Systems 

  • Saves 45,000 gallons or more per year on a six zone system. That’s based on a typical watering season of 27 weeks with a watering cycle of 2 hours and 15 minutes per day, watering 3 timer per week.
  • Significantly reduces water waste
  • Saves you 15 times more money on water bills compared to buying a new washer
  • Your sprinkling behavior doesn’t change — the PRS heads do it for you
  • A typical sprinkler installation with PRS heads lasts 15 years with proper maintenance like winterization, spring start-ups, and mid-season checks
  • PRS systems pay for themselves in 5 years or less on your water bill alone
PRS sprinkler systems save huge amounts of water. An average PRS system saves up to 45,000 gallons per year! That’s equivalent to flushing your toilet 63 times a day — every day for one year.

Let Nature’s Helper Help You Conserve Water

We're proud to say that in 10 years, we've reduced Omaha water usage by 157,233,900 gallons of sprinkler water. For over 19 years, we’ve been the premier choice for sprinkler services in Omaha, providing sprinkler installation and sprinkler system repair services. We can design a highly efficient sprinkler system that reduces the amount of water used for your lawn and saves you money. We offer complete solutions for every price point. At Nature’s Helper, we know just how inefficient many sprinkler and irrigation systems are. They consume far more precious water than necessary to maintain your lawn and your garden. The primary reason most sprinkler systems are inefficient is due to the fact that they don’t have the optimal water pressure. When water pressure is too high, your sprinkler system mists the air instead of producing a proper flow of water that soaks the ground. This leads to water evaporating into the air instead of watering your lawn. At the core of Nature’s Helper sprinkler installations are our pressure regulating stem (PRS) heads. We’re one of the few Omaha sprinkler system installers who use PRS heads, and we’ve tracked our water-saving results since 2007. We’re proud to say that in 10 years, by using new irrigation technology, we’ve reduced Omaha water usage by 157,233,900 gallons of sprinkler water! We’re also proud to share each year’s water savings with you:
  • 2007 — 3,057,500 gallons
  • 2008 — 6,134,395 gallons
  • 2009 — 7,531,158 gallons
  • 2010 — 9,180,504 gallons
  • 2011 — 11,370,848gallons
  • 2012 — 16,039,683 gallons
  • 2013 — 20,787,887  gallons
  • 2014 — 24,796,816 gallons
  • 2015 — 27,544,288 gallons
  • 2016 — 30,790,821  gallons
That’s enough water to fill more than 238 Olympic swimming pools! The secret to these incredible savings are our PRS heads, and the reason they’re ideal is that the Omaha area has higher than normal water pressure levels. That’s a culprit for water waste, and it costs homeowners and the environment.

Get in Touch Today to Learn How You Can Save Water With a More Efficient Sprinkler System

For all your sprinkler installation and repair services in Omaha, Nature’s Helper is here for you. We help you conserve water and make your lawn and garden irrigation systems efficient. We improve your water efficiency, saving you money and valuable water resources. Contact us today to make a service appointment or request an estimate.

Are You Feeling Pressured?

We’ve seen a dramatic increase in sprinkler system repairs to cracked valves and manifolds in houses west of 72nd Street, due to increased water pressure. While Omaha has always had higher water pressure, we have recently found water pressure as high as 120 to 140 psi.  Optimal water pressure for your sprinkler system is between 60- 80 psi, so this higher water pressure is putting extraordinary pressure on your sprinkler system, thus causing the cracks and breaks. If you do have higher than normal water pressure, you’re probably not seeing it inside your home, because regulators have been added to regulate the pressure of your indoor water, however in most cases they are placed after pipes that supply water to the sprinkler system. If your sprinkler system is in need of repairs, and we suspect it might related to high water pressure, we will test your water pressure and let you know if we recommend that a regulator be installed.   Once the regulator is installed by a licensed plumber, we will make the repairs.  Please note,  if we find high water pressure and you still want us to make the repairs before you have a regulator added, a warranty won’t apply for cracks or future repairs. If you have any questions, or suspect your sprinkler system is being impacted by high water pressure, please give us a call at 402-334-2625.

To Water? or Not to Water?

Spring in Nebraska usually means the weather changes every day.  Today we might have a monsoon, and tomorrow it will be sunny with the temperature in the triple digits.  This variance can play havoc with your lawn.  It is important to keep your lawn watered consistently, but how much is too much?  Under normal conditions we suggest watering 3 times a week and you want to water for a long enough period of time to water deeply,so you encourage the  roots to go deep. If you water every day for only 10 minutes, the roots won’t grow deep and when the heat of the summer really hits, you’ll have an even harder time keeping your lawn green because of the shallow roots. So how much time should you water on each zone?  Rotor heads, which are the ones that turn back and forth, require the most watering time. If you have rotor zones set at 30 minutes, then the spray zones should be set at 15 minutes so that both areas are receiving the same amount of water.  This will provide about a 1/3 inch of water per run time.  An inch of water a week can be adequate, if we are also getting some rain from Mother Nature. And if we get more rain than that, like we have recently, you could water even less. However, as the seasonal hot conditions become more frequent and we see less and less rain, you may want to bump up your watering schedule up to 6 times a week to provide 2 inches of rain.  In the hot windy conditions, like in the heat of the summer,  a yard can be dry just a few days after a 1 inch rain.  In addition to variances in the weather, your watering schedule depends on plant type (type of grass or landscaping), if your yard is in the sun or shade, and even the slope of your yard. And one more important point:  You should be watering in the early morning, usually between 3:00 and 10:00 to make sure as much of the water as possible actually gets to the grass.  There is less evaporation due to wind and heat in the early morning hours.  Also consider that you want as much water volume as possible, so don’t schedule your sprinklers to water when it will interfere with showers, laundry or other household activities that use a lot of water. To take the guesswork out of watering your lawn, consider adding an On-site Water sensor to your sprinkler system.  With this sensor installed you can save up to 50% of your outdoor water bill.  It waters based on actual weather readings from your property. When installed, we input, among other items, the type of sprinklers in each zone, plant types, soil type and degree of slope in your yard.  Based on all this information, each zone turns on only when weather conditions warrant it.   So you can rest easy, knowing your sprinkler system isn't watering in the middle of a thunderstorm. If you have questions about your particular yard or need help with getting adequate water coverage on your lawn, give us a call.  We’re here to help!

What Sets Us Apart

While participating in the metro area’s home & garden shows, we get the chance to talk to many homeowners. And, as most do this time of year; many homeowners have spring fever! We spoke about the benefits of having a sprinkler system. We also talked to plenty of folks that have systems, but want to upgrade or make repairs to their sprinklers. One question people really what to know is, “What makes you different from all the other sprinkler companies?” Our customers choose us for many various reasons, but here’s what we think sets us apart from the other irrigation contractors in town. We install the sprinkler system that best fits your needs. We custom design your sprinkler system based on your yard, which means we take into account your trees and landscaping and still ensure that you have head-to-head coverage. We also make sure we’re not wasting water by watering your sidewalks or your house. We offer three different installation packages so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. All three packages have the same great design but we give you options on which components we install. You can choose to include energy-saving features such as a weather station and efficient watering heads or just the basics, but either way, it’s designed for YOUR yard and YOUR landscaping. Nature’s Helper is Omaha’s Water-Efficiency Experts! We are dedicated to do our part to help conserve and protect our water resources. Nature’s Helper owner Howard Kucera, is one of only a few select contractors in the entire state of Nebraska that has partnered with the EPA’s WaterSense program. That means we offer our customers the latest technology and innovative products to help conserve water and save money on energy bills. You can count on us to honor our 5-year warranty and provide service after the sale. We’ve been in business almost 14 years and we’ll be around for many more years to come. A warranty doesn’t do you any good if the company isn’t around to honor what it promised. Our service technicians are friendly, professional and well-trained. And all of our staff is customer-focused to ensure you have a positive experience throughout the entire installation process and life of your sprinkler system. We’re proud that for the third year in a row, we have been voted among the Best of Omaha in the Irrigation category. So give us a call and find out what the voters in Omaha already know.

Win Holiday Lighting this Season!

15 November 2011, by NaturesHelper
Just 'Like' us on Facebook to Win Holiday Lighting for Your Home Working with holiday lighting has become one of our favorite times of year here at Nature's Helper, because we get to take part in our customers' holiday traditions. This year, you too can join in the fun with our Holiday Lighting contest. This year, we're going to decorate one lucky winner's house with holiday lights. To be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is 'like' us on Facebook by November 30th! So What's the Catch? There isn't one. We always have extra product left after Thanksgiving that doesn't get used. And while we have a large customer base for sprinklers and holiday lighting, our Facebook page is woefully neglected. We'd like to increase our fan base and 'likes' on Facebook while helping a family have a magical holiday season at the same time. Since each home is different, once we draw the winner's name, we'll meet with the lucky winner to create a look that suits the home. We'll take a digital picture of the winner's home and using our specialized software, we'll provide an idea of what the lights will look like once they are installed on the house. The winner will have the choice of snowflakes or icicle linkables (or another design that we have in stock) and we'll install up to 24 linkables, which is enough to cover an average-size home. If the house is larger, we can decorate the peaks or parts of the eves, while still creating a festive look.  We'll also hang a 60" lighted wreath (or other display that we have in stock, if preferred). If you already have lights up, we can add to your display to make this year an extra-special experience. Then in January or once the weather permits, we'll remove the lights from your home. No mess or ladders on your part. While you could certainly choose to purchase the lights at the end of the season, that is not our intent. We will simply remove the lights and hope to offer this special opportunity to another lucky winner next year! Any house, large or small deserves lights, so go to Facebook today and 'like' us by November 30th.

Because of You, We are Able to Expand

22 April 2011, by NaturesHelper
Over the past couple of years, we’ve all heard about or know companies that have gone out of business. The tough economic times hit different industries in different ways. Our industry, too, has seen its share of companies unable to survive.

Spring fever is in full bloom

15 March 2011, by NaturesHelper Tags:
The first few warm days give everyone spring fever. We’re starting to see the first signs of true spring -- a robin here or there, some flowers starting to poke through. The first flowers to come up will be the crocus, then the daffodils and then three waves of tulips.

With Spring comes Home and Garden Show season

02 March 2011, by NaturesHelper
Along with birds and flowers, spring beckons us with the annual Home and Garden Shows. If you’re looking to get some remodeling done or need ideas for your landscaping, these shows are a great opportunity to visit with a number of companies and to see first-hand what they might offer you.

Our Customers are the Best of Omaha

18 February 2011, by NaturesHelper
Because of you, our customers, Nature’s Helper has again been named the Best of Omaha 2011 in our business category. Thank you to each of you who voted for us --  this means more to us than you can imagine. The irrigation category was added to the Best of Omaha competition two years ago. And we were named among the best both years. This recognition shows us the appreciation of our customers, and it shows our employees that you recognize that they are doing a great job. This is the best feedback anybody could ever give us. Receiving this award gives us the confidence that our customers know we’re doing a professional job that meets your needs. You’ve shown us what kind of company we really are. Thank you again for your vote of confidence. We look forward to continuing to earn your confidence and your business.