Posts with Category: Landscaping Tips

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 […]

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 […]

Why You Should Install Hardscape in Your Backyard
January 13, 2020

Why You Should Install Hardscape in Your Backyard

When you think of a beautiful backyard, you probably imagine a space filled with lush greenery, from expanses of verdant grass, to shady trees, eye-catching blooms, and full shrubbery that adds privacy to your space.  However, something important is missing from this picture: hardscaping. Sure, a gorgeous landscape design is a great place to start, but in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]