Posts with Category: Design

How to choose the best pavers to surround your pool
September 2, 2019

How to choose the best pavers to surround your pool

You’ve dreamed for years of having an in-ground pool in your backyard and now it’s in there. All pool systems are go and the final step before you fill it with water and jump in is to select pavers for final landscape design touches. Sounds easy enough. How hard can it be to choose some […]

Choosing the Right Materials for a Backyard Patio or Walkway
August 26, 2019

Choosing the Right Materials for a Backyard Patio or Walkway

Landscaping and hardscaping are the two main elements of any backyard space and striking the right balance results in the function and beauty homeowners prefer.  Once you have your landscape design on lockdown with zones for grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees, it’s time to consider how you’re going to lounge and move around in your […]

What are the Key Points in Outdoor Kitchen Design?
August 12, 2019

What are the Key Points in Outdoor Kitchen Design?

There’s no denying the utility of an outdoor kitchen, which allows you to stay social when cooking for family, friends, or large parties during the summer months when everyone wants to be outdoors.  While there’s certainly some expense inherent to installing an outdoor kitchen, you’ll also add tons of value to your property in the […]

What Types of Water Features are Best for Your Pool?
August 5, 2019

What Types of Water Features are Best for Your Pool?

While any responsible homeowner will put some time and thought into choosing the right in-ground swimming pool for their outdoor space, it’s important to understand that this is just one feature in your yard, and it needs to integrate as seamlessly as possible into existing landscape design and the functional layout of hardscape elements.  In […]

How to transform your backyard with an arbor or pergola
July 15, 2019

How to transform your backyard with an arbor or pergola

You know those neighbors whose yard makes you green with envy? You can be those neighbors. In fact, your garden can surpass theirs! (Not that it’s a competition or anything. . . ). That’s the good news. The even better news is that you can do so without having to grow a green thumb overnight! […]

Fire Pits Are Not Only Beautiful but a Great Place to Create Memories with Family and Friends
July 8, 2019

Fire Pits Are Not Only Beautiful but a Great Place to Create Memories with Family and Friends

In today’s fast-paced world, computers and phones monopolize our time. It’s become increasingly important that we make sure to take the time to relax and decompress outdoors. Ours is a society that enjoys its backyard spaces, and there is a growing trend towards including a fire pit in one’s design scheme. When you consider all that they offer, it’s easy to understand the popularity […]

What is a tanning shelf and should you get one in your new pool?
July 1, 2019

What is a tanning shelf and should you get one in your new pool?

For many pool owners, a pool isn’t complete without a tanning shelf. And there are good reasons why. Not just the latest “trendy thing” in pool design, the tanning shelf (aka Baja step, lounge ledge or sun shelf) is an ideal solution for the pool lounger who wants a little more “lounge” and a little […]

The Hottest Inground Pool Options That Are Trending in 2019
June 24, 2019

The Hottest Inground Pool Options That Are Trending in 2019

Swimming pools are an enjoyable and stylish feature in backyards across the nation. A pool is a source of a high level of entertainment while keeping us cool in the summer sun, and it’s especially good for turning up the fun at outdoor parties. As it turns out, there are some interesting new trends to be found in inground pool options in 2019 that […]

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: […]