May 2015

AIA Continuing Education

The June presentation for architects in the Omaha area will cover Concrete Restoration and Repair and meets AIA requirements for 1hr HSW credit.  This presentation will describe the stresses leading to concrete deterioration and how to select the appropriate repair product and the proper techniques.

Join us on June 3, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 pm at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha.  RSVP Online.

Divas of the Dirt Pot Your Own Planter Party

The Second Annual Divas of the Dirt Pot Your Own Planter Party
Wednesday, June 10!

Enjoy a decorative planter presentation and put together your own planter on Wednesday, June 10!  Participants should bring an empty 18-24″ container and can fill it with soil and plants for $25.  Any container over 24″ will increase the price to $30.  Remember, you have to get it home!

RSVP by June 8 by emailing Lisa Lackovic at or call 402-290-7108.

Event Details:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Contact Lisa Lackovic for more details

The Divas of the Dirt will also put together 10 planters for the Habitat for Humanity 2015 Builders Blitz.  The planters will be delivered to them on Saturday, June 13 to 21st St. & Sprague St.  The group would also appreciate a $10 donation from any Diva who would like to help offset costs of the Habitat Planters.  You can give your donation to Lisa Lackovic.

Divas of the Dirt is a group of women who have a passion for outdoor living and landscape architecture.

Closed For Memorial Day

Our office, designer showroom, and contractor sales will be closed Saturday May 23 through Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 for regular business hours.

Ultimate Backyard Challenge Participants

252726_03Attention Hardscape Contractors!
It is time to get ready for Watkins Ultimate Backyard Challenge 2015! Watkins is thrilled to kick off another UBC contest. We are looking for contractors that may have a backyard that qualifies for entry in the “Ultimate Backyard Challenge.”

The firm deadline for entry is June 19, 2015. Checks and agreements must be signed and returned by this date. We require a minimum of 10 entries for the contest with maximum capacity at 15. We are looking to promote your unique and creative applications using Watkins products. Projects must be completed by September 1, 2015 and judging will be scheduled the first week of September 2015.

If you have any questions, need literature, or prefer a UBC packet, please contact a Watkins Sales Representative.