Welcome to Seeds of Life Nursery & Landscaping. We offer a variety of services including landscape design, installation and maintenance, seeding and turf care. We are committed to providing our customers with high quality products and services.

We are equipped with an experienced staff to help you in any way possible.

Meet the Staff


Blake Gipson

Blake founded Seeds of Life in 1998. He has been a Nebraska Certified nurseryman since 1994 and has been in horticulture since 1979; he specializes in native landscapes and prairie restoration. He owned and operated Gipper Landscape & Maintenance in Houston, TX from 1981-1992 where he was full service landscape, irrigation, design, installation and maintenance. He was licensed with the State of Texas in irrigation. Blake and wife Julie moved to Lincoln in 1992 to be close to Julie’s family and raise sons Jacob and Levi. . Blake is from Houston, Texas; Julie is from Tecumseh, Nebraska.


Bryan Poppe

Bryan has been a landscape designer for over 25 years in the Lincoln area and has been with Seeds of Life since 2013.  He has experience with both residential and commercial landscaping.  Bryan has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Horticulture – Landscape Design option from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He is also a Certified Nebraska Nurseryman and a Certified Arborist by the City of Lincoln.  He and his wife Victoria live on an acreage in southwest Otoe County.


Jacob Gipson

Jacob has grown up with Seeds of Life and works with the crews installing landscapes, grading, seeding, erosion control and maintaining many properties. He also is in charge of all commercial estimating for the landscape and seeding projects. He also has experience in patio construction, and is a Certified Segmental Retaining Wall Installer (CSRWI). Jacob is from Lincoln, Nebraska and is married to Jessi Gipson.


Josh Mammen

Josh has been with Seeds of Life since 2010. He has an associate’s degree in Horticulture from Southeast Community College and a bachelor's degree in Horticulture from UNL.. He has very good skills in landscape installation and maintenance, and he assists with landscape design and consulation. Josh is from Plymouth, Nebraska.

Mark Weihe

Mark has been in the horticulture industry for 31 years and has been with Seeds of Life since 2014, and he has a degree from UNL in Horticulture. He is the Head Grower and manages all the nursery production. He also manages the office data and assists with commercial bidding. He is a Lincoln native and is married to Tammy; they have two daughters Lauren and Kristen.