How to transform your backyard with an arbor or pergola
July 15, 2019

How to transform your backyard with an arbor or pergola

You know those neighbors whose yard makes you green with envy? You can be those neighbors. In fact, your garden can surpass theirs! (Not that it’s a competition or anything. . . ). That’s the good news. The even better news is that you can do so without having to grow a green thumb overnight! […]

Fire Pits Are Not Only Beautiful but a Great Place to Create Memories with Family and Friends
July 8, 2019

Fire Pits Are Not Only Beautiful but a Great Place to Create Memories with Family and Friends

In today’s fast-paced world, computers and phones monopolize our time. It’s become increasingly important that we make sure to take the time to relax and decompress outdoors. Ours is a society that enjoys its backyard spaces, and there is a growing trend towards including a fire pit in one’s design scheme. When you consider all that they offer, it’s easy to understand the popularity […]

What is a tanning shelf and should you get one in your new pool?
July 1, 2019

What is a tanning shelf and should you get one in your new pool?

For many pool owners, a pool isn’t complete without a tanning shelf. And there are good reasons why. Not just the latest “trendy thing” in pool design, the tanning shelf (aka Baja step, lounge ledge or sun shelf) is an ideal solution for the pool lounger who wants a little more “lounge” and a little […]

The Hottest Inground Pool Options That Are Trending in 2019
June 24, 2019

The Hottest Inground Pool Options That Are Trending in 2019

Swimming pools are an enjoyable and stylish feature in backyards across the nation. A pool is a source of a high level of entertainment while keeping us cool in the summer sun, and it’s especially good for turning up the fun at outdoor parties. As it turns out, there are some interesting new trends to be found in inground pool options in 2019 that […]

Light Up Your Outdoor Kitchen With These Hot Trends
June 17, 2019

Light Up Your Outdoor Kitchen With These Hot Trends

Your brand new outdoor kitchen is taking shape and you beam with pride every time you walk out there. It won’t be long before you’re kicking back on a lounge chair after a long day or hosting a lively party at your Sioux Center, Iowa home. And you’re not alone. Did you know that nearly […]

How to Choose Pavers for Your Patio
June 10, 2019

How to Choose Pavers for Your Patio

You have it all planned out—an expansive backyard paver patio to complement the cedar and wrought iron deck. The patio’s shape is yet to be determined but it will be the talk of your Rock Valley, Iowa neighborhood and you’re eager to get started. And the first step is the most enjoyable for many homeowners: […]

Spice it up With Fire Glass
June 3, 2019

Spice it up With Fire Glass

Summer is almost here and that means lots of relaxing evenings sitting out by the fire pit, roasting marshmallows or hot dogs or just kickin’ back after a long day. You installed a gas fire pit in your backyard at your Rock Valley, Iowa home and all is right with the world except you want […]

Wood or Gas Burning Fire Pit? Which is Best?
May 27, 2019

Wood or Gas Burning Fire Pit? Which is Best?

With warm weather finally here, you’re looking forward to installing a great new fire pit out in the backyard and spending lots of relaxing evenings with family and friends. It might be a spontaneous request from the kids to have s’ mores or maybe it’s a big summer soiree for the whole neighborhood. Whatever the […]

Transformation Through Illumination
May 20, 2019

Transformation Through Illumination

Bringing a little light into your property can have an amazing effect, and the options are nearly endless. If you happen to be in a selling chapter in your home’s life, curb appeal alone is greatly enhanced with strategically planned lighting. Evenings walking along backyard pathways or sitting by the fire take on an entirely […]