Divas of the Dirt Host Annual Event

Divas of the Dirt

Divas of the Dirt, a landscape industry promotion group, held their annual event at Quarry Oaks Golf Course on Thursday, December 7. This marked the 15th year for the event and 55 were in attendance. Keynote presenter was Kathy Engen, co-founder of @shiftandspark and co-author of gōl: a curated guide for the modern day job hunt. Also presenting, Ashly Neneman, Sun Valley Landscaping General Manager on the Commit20 Campaign, a volunteer initiative marking the company’s 20th year in business by putting people first, giving back to the community and creating experiences that make an impact.

Divas host sponsors from NEBCO Inc. companies; Watkins Concrete Block, Reimers Kaufman, Christensen Concrete Products and Kearney Crete & Block.  Sponsors also included Anchor, Endicott Clay Products, Hinkley Lighting, Mulhall’s, Papio Valley Nursery, Pavestone and Sun Valley Landscaping.

November Product Spotlight – Tango™ Block Edging


Tango™ Block Edging

Product Uses:

  • Are you looking for a simple way to separate your landscape beds from the yard? Give tango blocks a try. This unique T-shaped block makes the perfect edging stone. Watch the video below for step-by-step installation instructions.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

Learn More:  Click Here

Installation How-To:

Winter Hours – Closed on Saturdays


Saturday, October 28, 2017 was the final Saturday of the year that the Watkins showroom and contractor sales will be open for weekend hours.  We will reopen on Saturdays in Early Spring.

Thank you,

Watkins Staff

Design Studio

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Fall Sale – Happening Now!

Happening now at our showroom at 144th & Giles – Tango Block and 2″ Cap Units are just $1.99!

Tango Block:
– Was: $2.25 / Now: $1.99

2″ Cap Unit:
– Was: $2.36 / Now: $1.99

Learn More About Tango Block: Click Here

Sale lasts until December 31, 2017

September Product Spotlight – Bordeaux Series Fireplace


Bordeaux Series Fireplace

Product Uses:

  • With cooler nights fast approaching, what better way to extend the season than by installing a fireplace into your outdoor space. Watkins offers this Bordeaux series fireplace in two different color options. Follow the link below for more details.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

Get Inspired:  Click Here

August Product Spotlight – Highland Stone™ Pillar w/ Natural Stone Caps


Highland Stone™ Pillar w/ Natural Stone Caps

Product Uses:

  • Highland Stone Pillars are a great way to add some style to your outdoor living space. Whether you are building a freestanding wall, a fence, or maybe just looking to dress up the entrance to your home, highland stone pillars are the perfect accent to any space. Available in 6 different colors and two different sizes, 24”x24” or 27”x27”, it is easy to find the perfect match for your design. Top off your column with a beautiful natural stone cap, available is 3 colors choices: Aux Vases, Pewter Mist, and Honey Buff. These caps are hand fabricated from real stone, meaning that they offer exceptional beauty and will stand the test of time.

DIY or Professional Use:

  • Both

Get Inspired:  Click Here

Holiday Hours: July 4th Weekend


Watkins Concrete Block Company will be closed on Saturday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will be open on Monday, July 3rd.

Thank you, and we hope that everyone has a fun and safe holiday.

June Project Spotlight – Private Residence


Project Overview:

With a long wish list, and not a lot of room to work with, Indigenous Landscaping was up for the challenge of designing the perfect outdoor space for these homeowners.  This one of a kind space features a natural stone grill island, dining space, fire bowl, custom cut stone benches, water features, and custom built cedar arbors.  For such a small space, this project make a big impression.

Products Used:

  • Walls – Highland Stone (Mocha)
  • Steps – Highland Stone (Mocha)
  • Pavers –
    • Urbana (Brittany Beige)
    • Mega Arbel (Brittany Beige)
    • Urbana (Cotswold Mist) border
  • Natural Stone – Wild Horse Snapped veneer

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

Hardscape – Indigenous Landscaping

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