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 […]

Troubleshooting your Gas Fire Pit
May 13, 2019

Troubleshooting your Gas Fire Pit

As an alternative to a wood burning fire pit and the inevitable messy clean ups, you chose a gas-fuelled option that came in a kit and was relatively easy to install. You built an attractive and comfortable, low-maintenance backyard retreat that is the envy of your Rock Valley, Iowa neighborhood and everything was rosy and […]

Protecting Your Fire Pit in Rainy Climates
May 6, 2019

Protecting Your Fire Pit in Rainy Climates

Ahhh, it’s the end of a long day and your outdoor fire pit is just the thing you need to unwind. Fire pits are great for gathering family and friends for a relaxing evening of good company and making memories, and you invested a great deal of time and money into the centerpiece of your […]

Winter Care Tips for Hardscapes
April 29, 2019

Winter Care Tips for Hardscapes

Maintaining residential landscapes in winter goes beyond caring for cold-sensitive plants and shrubs. Hardscapes including flagstone patios, brick walkways, and concrete driveways need some love too, especially with our severe winter weather here in the Rock Valley and Sioux City, Iowa regions. Rugged hardscapes might seem tough enough to stand up to a little cold […]

What’s the right height for your retaining wall?
April 22, 2019

What’s the right height for your retaining wall?

Retaining walls add to the curb value of your home as well as being a practical tool for landscapers. To successfully discern how high your walls should be, you should take the following steps. The first step in determining the right height for your retaining walls is to consider the use of the area you’re […]