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 […]

What to expect when renovating your pool
November 11, 2019

What to expect when renovating your pool

As part of your home’s extensive landscaping, you had a large, in-ground pool installed, to the delight of your family and all the neighbor kids. Regular gatherings ensued, celebrating birthdays, graduations, family reunions and all manner of other festive events. Alas, for all of their wonderful benefits, pools require a significant amount of maintenance. The daily variety […]

4 luxurious features to consider adding on to your swimming pool
November 4, 2019

4 luxurious features to consider adding on to your swimming pool

One of the highlights of your Rock Valley, Iowa backyard is your new in-ground swimming pool. You planned everything down to the smallest detail and your family and friends all love it. Regular maintenance is dialed in and now you can sit back and enjoy refreshing days in the pool and hosting festive gatherings. The best […]

5 reasons to have a patio installed
October 28, 2019

5 reasons to have a patio installed

There’s nothing better than relaxing with friends on a backyard patio on a warm summer evening, with something delicious grilling nearby and cold beverages all around. Outdoor patios are versatile, enduring accoutrements to your home and with material readily available, you can create a magical space. If you are thinking of adding a patio space to your […]

4 different ways to use landscape stone
October 21, 2019

4 different ways to use landscape stone

For all of its rugged appearance and violent, lava-borne origin, stone can be an incredibly beautiful addition to your home’s outdoor landscape settings or an array of functional or decorative features from massive retaining walls to fountains to bird baths. Indeed, stone is arguably the most versatile of landscaping material and brings texture, rich contrast, […]

How to protect your landscape during winter
October 14, 2019

How to protect your landscape during winter

Winter is coming. Northern tier states have already seen frosty nights and some have even been pummeled with several feet of snow. Pretty soon kids will be sledding and skating and throwing snowballs. But bitter cold will soon follow and bring with it ice and temperatures plunging to depths we’d rather not think about. Cold, […]