Must-Haves for Every Outdoor Kitchen
March 30, 2020

Must-Haves for Every Outdoor Kitchen

If you like to entertain outdoors during the warm summer months, then you know the misery of sweating in a hot kitchen, all by yourself, bustling food in and out while everyone else enjoys the party.  Even if you’re manning an outdoor grill, you’re probably suffering under the blistering sun, or alternately, working under poor […]

Outdoor Structure Options for Your Backyard: Which One is Right for You?
March 23, 2020

Outdoor Structure Options for Your Backyard: Which One is Right for You?

Even with lush landscape design to make your backyard beautiful, fragrant, and inviting, you may find yourself contending with a variety of common deficiencies.  For example, your landscaping may not provide enough coverage to protect against sun and rain.  Or you might not have enough private seating areas to accommodate guests.  You may crave more visual interest […]

Use a Landscape Retaining Wall to Extend Your Yard
March 16, 2020

Use a Landscape Retaining Wall to Extend Your Yard

Hilly landscape can certainly be pretty, but when it comes to your Sioux Center, Iowa backyard, the last thing you want is steep grading that renders your outdoor spaces virtually unusable.  There’s nothing to stop you from using landscape design to at least create visual interest on grades, but depending on how steep the grade is, it […]

Add Value to Your Backyard with a Pergola or Pavilion
March 9, 2020

Add Value to Your Backyard with a Pergola or Pavilion

The value of your property lies not just in the structure where you hang your hat, but in the surrounding land that truly makes your home a castle.  Owning land sets you apart from the average apartment or condo, adding desirable attributes such as natural beauty and outdoor entertaining space that infer not only monetary, […]

How to vet a landscape designer
February 24, 2020

How to vet a landscape designer

Landscaping a property is among the most important elements of home ownership here in Iowa and indeed all over the country. If you are especially design-savvy and very DIY-handy, you may be able to take on an entire landscape design project yourself; however, many people find it easier to rely on expert assistance. But choosing an ideal […]

5 outdoor kitchen cleaning and maintenance tips
February 17, 2020

5 outdoor kitchen cleaning and maintenance tips

We have seen a significant rise in recent years in the popularity of outdoor kitchens, and for good reason. An outdoor kitchen is an attractive and useful accent to any backyard landscape, providing extra space for meal preparation, they look great, and quickly become a go-to destination for outdoor gatherings.  Not only that, outdoor kitchens […]

Benefits of having a paver patio pool deck
February 10, 2020

Benefits of having a paver patio pool deck

If you are considering an in-ground pool for your Rocky Valley, Iowa home, one of the best ideas for decking around the structure is pavers. Deck pavers in stone, brick or concrete are visually stunning, stand up well to harsh outdoor elements and the effects of chlorinated water, and add a valuable safety component. The latter is […]

How to avoid big mistakes when designing an outdoor kitchen
February 3, 2020

How to avoid big mistakes when designing an outdoor kitchen

Outdoor patios are wildly popular accoutrements in backyards around the country. There’s nothing better than retreating to your own backyard escape to relax or entertain all year round; patios are even enjoyable on a snowy winter day, as homeowners in the Sioux Center, Iowa region can attest. And it’s all made even better if you […]

Different Steps for Landscape Renovation
January 27, 2020

Different Steps for Landscape Renovation

Your home is your castle and your garden your sanctuary, so when bushes become overgrown, trees die, or you simply get tired of the look of your landscaping, it might be time to consider an overhaul with brand-new landscape design.  Of course, you don’t want to approach this undertaking willy-nilly, pulling up old plants and putting […]