The Basics of Outdoor Kitchen Design
January 20, 2020

The Basics of Outdoor Kitchen Design

Unless you happen to work in construction, chances are you don’t have the first idea about where to start with your planned outdoor kitchen design.  This is where a team of experts can come in handy.  If you’re ready to improve the function and value of your Sioux Center, Iowa property by installing an outdoor kitchen, […]

Why You Should Install Hardscape in Your Backyard
January 13, 2020

Why You Should Install Hardscape in Your Backyard

When you think of a beautiful backyard, you probably imagine a space filled with lush greenery, from expanses of verdant grass, to shady trees, eye-catching blooms, and full shrubbery that adds privacy to your space.  However, something important is missing from this picture: hardscaping. Sure, a gorgeous landscape design is a great place to start, but in […]

4 Major Factors to Consider when Planning an Outdoor Kitchen
January 6, 2020

4 Major Factors to Consider when Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Most homeowners spend some time creating an inviting outdoor oasis, complete with lush landscape design, accommodating patios and walkways, and of course, a focal point like a fire pit, or even an inground pool.  If you use your backyard for frequent entertaining, though, there’s one more element you’ll want to consider incorporating: an outdoor kitchen. This unique feature adds both […]

5 beautiful pergola decorating ideas
December 23, 2019

5 beautiful pergola decorating ideas

You put in the time and effort to install a beautiful and spacious patio at your Sioux Center, Iowa home but one thing missing in the yard is shade. A lack of trees makes your summer days feel like a heat wave on the Sahara, but you’re in luck—a pergola can help you keep your cool and […]

Outdoor kitchen construction: what to expect
December 16, 2019

Outdoor kitchen construction: what to expect

Outdoor kitchens are wonderful additions to your backyard landscape. They provide added space for preparing meals and entertaining guests, they can add a new visual appeal, and many outdoor kitchens go hand in hand with accompanying hardscapes such as patios, fire pits, or pool areas. Keep in mind, however, that not all outdoor kitchens are created equal and the […]

Helpful tips for designing a landscape with trees
December 9, 2019

Helpful tips for designing a landscape with trees

When it comes to landscaping at your Rock Valley or Sioux Center, Iowa home; one of the most popular choices of flora, are trees. By their design alone, trees are sustainable, good for the environment and for us (thank a tree every time you breathe), and go a long way in making your home’s outdoor […]

Different types of outdoor kitchen layouts
December 2, 2019

Different types of outdoor kitchen layouts

It’s tough to beat the feeling of coming home after a long day at work and decompressing with a cold beverage or casual dinner on your outdoor patio. If you planned ahead and installed an outdoor kitchen at your Rock Valley, Iowa home as well; you have all the ingredients of an ideal backyard environment. Even in […]

Increase your home value with a paver patio
November 25, 2019

Increase your home value with a paver patio

A widely known and respected opinion among professional contractors and savvy homeowners is that landscaping is one of the most efficient and enduring ways to boost the value of a home. So much so, in fact, that some experts in the field claim well-designed landscaping can bring a return on investment of 200-300 percent. Flying […]

Where do the weeds in your pavers come from?
November 18, 2019

Where do the weeds in your pavers come from?

You put a great deal of time and effort into your home’s outdoor landscaping, including an expansive paver patio, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and other integrated hardscapes. You even built an arbor in a wooded corner of the property. Everything looked fabulous until one day you noticed intruding greenery appear in random locations on your lovely patio. Weeds. Arguably […]