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 […]

Different uses for a backyard retaining wall
April 15, 2019

Different uses for a backyard retaining wall

Retaining walls have both aesthetic and practical purposes. When designed and constructed in a professional manner, retaining walls can add beauty to your property while at the same time being functional. The basics It is a misconception that retaining walls hold the bulk of the soil behind it. In fact, if built correctly, the retaining wall […]

Key points in outdoor kitchen design
April 8, 2019

Key points in outdoor kitchen design

An outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a built-in grill station or as complicated as a deluxe dining area. When creating an outdoor kitchen, it’s important to consider a few key points. Kitchen placement, water, wind direction, and layout are a few of the components to think about when you’re in the planning stage. Ideally, […]

Deciding where to place fountains in your yard
April 1, 2019

Deciding where to place fountains in your yard

An outdoor fountain can effortlessly create a serene vibe in your outdoor area. In a place as beautiful as Rock City, Iowa, and the surrounding areas, you want to make the most of your outdoor area. However, you may be creating more stress for yourself if you position your new fountain poorly. There are a […]