About Us

Welcome To
Outdoor Oasis

We launched our business in 1995, driven by the desire to create, install and maintain beautiful spaces – outdoor retreats where our clients can find peace and relaxation, right at home. Over the years, we’ve designed hundreds of commercial and residential projects, discovered solutions to a variety of unique challenges, and carefully honed our craft. Backed by our passion for the principles of design, meticulous craftsmanship and years of experience, we believe there is little we can’t achieve.

Whether you want to add privacy to your home, create the illusion of a larger space, or make maintenance easier, we’re ready to provide a personalized solution.

Read our testimonials to hear what real people are saying about working with Outdoor Oasis. As a testament to professionalism and the years of experience we have behind us, the vast majority of our projects come from client referrals.

At present, we serve much of Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, including Fremont, Elkhorn, Omaha, Blair, Glenwood and Council Bluffs – and our service area is always growing.

Steve Basilico, Owner

Steve Basilico began his landscaping career in high school, as an employee at Mulhall’s – where he stocked shelves, organized inventory and, under the guidance of the Mullhall family, learned to appreciate the artistry and technical expertise that goes into the landscaping process.

After spending time in the armed forces, Steve studied Environmental Science at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he gained invaluable insight on planning, geography, topography and more. It was while he was at UNO that his own business picked up pace, and Outdoor Oasis came to be.

Over the years, Steve’s offerings have grown – from an initial focus on water features to today’s broad range of services – based on trends, new resources and the changing needs of his customers. His expertise, as well as that of his team, has grown too. Outdoor Oasis places a priority on continuing education and keeping certifications up to date, ensuring the services you receive include the latest techniques from some of the best people in the industry.

Outside of Outdoor Oasis, Steve is involved in the Omaha community and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, Alex and Adriana, who both attend St. Steven the Martyr School.

  • Steve and his team at Outdoor Oasis have been landscaping our home and lake house for the past seven years and we could not be happier with the great ideas, expertise, and professionalism that they have continually provided.

    Ward & Sheryl Reesman FBI Retired
  • Outdoor Oasis absolutely nailed my landscaping project this summer. I wanted to remove a huge pile of dirt (covered in enormous weeds) that was crowding my AC and change it to an attractive yet low maintenance area of my yard. Steve responded immediately and came out the next morning to take a look at the site. Steve had some excellent suggestions and delivered an estimate the same day. Two days later I had exactly what I wanted, complete with river rock, a flagstone path to the water spigot, and something I hadn't experienced: a level AC. His crew discovered that my AC platform was sinking into the ground and they raised it! The entire crew were professional and friendly. This was the best experience I've had with a landscaper. I recommend Steve and his crew at Outdoor Oasis.

    Josh G.
  • Our company has enjoyed working on several projects with Steve and Outdoor Oasis, including a paver project at my home.  They are a great group to work with and we will definitely be using them again in the future.

    PJ Morgan, PJ Morgan Realty Former Omaha Mayor and City Council member
  • Steve and his team have designed and completed many projects for us at our home and business. They are good people with great ideas. We love the natural and warm design approach to the beds and stairs at our home and the clean, modern landscaping at our place of business. I highly recommend Outdoor Oasis.

    Jeff & Shelly Reiner Omaha

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