The Outback Blog

There’s something appealing about tackling a chore yourself. We get it.

Satisfaction. Pride. The chance to show your partner you’re not a complete slacker around the house.

But when it comes to DIY lawn care, really give this some thought.

You’ll need a lot of stuff to do the job right. And most of these tools aren’t cheap.

Let’s take a look.

Selling your house? You’re probably up to your armpits in paint, new rugs and grout cleaner to get the place spiffed up.

Have you looked at your front yard?

Landscaping plays a huge part in selling a house.

Think about it. Potential homebuyers see your lawn, your garden beds and your front walkway long before they get a peek at that half bath you remodeled.

In fact, if your landscaping is a big turn off, they might just drive right past.

Here are 10 landscaping tips to help you sell your house:

Websites, business cards, advertising, social media — there’s a lot to think about when you’re creating and maintaining your company’s brand.

Don’t forget landscaping.

The landscaping and maintenance of your property — and the company responsible for it — make a huge impact on your brand.

How? We’ll show you.

Just when you thought it was time to stow the garden tools for the season, you get this news: winter is great for pruning.

In fact, winter is the best time for pruning trees and shrubs. You can wait a bit for grasses, but it’ll still be chilly when they need a trim.

Sure, it's more comfy for YOU to tackle this task in July. In shorts. Holding an icy lemonade. But your plants prefer it now.

Here are 6 benefits of winter pruning. We'll even tell you when to tackle it.

Mother Nature has a great sense of humor.

She often decides to unload the season’s first blast of snowy, icy weather just when shoppers flood the stores for holiday shopping.

Here — have a snowy, slushy parking lot! How about ice-slicked sidewalks to make shopping even more of an adventure?

If you own or manage a retail center, you better be on top of it.

Here’s a look at the three most essential retail center snow services to keep your customers safe.

Once your great new plants are in the ground, brightening up your landscape, it’s time to decide the finishing touch — what goes on top?

Mulch? Rocks? Or keep it simple with a top dressing of soil?

Let’s take a look at mulch vs rock vs soil and see how it all shakes out.

The best landscaping makes your apartment complex the place where everybody wants to live.

Beautiful, welcoming, modern.

Now add safe and secure. Professional landscaping easily increases your property’s safety and security — if it’s done right.


Take a look at these landscaping ideas for security and safety.

How To Repair A Paver Patio

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Paver problems?

You're not alone.

Your paver patio looked so great when it was first installed, didn't it? All those bricks perfectly aligned.

But time takes a toll on paver surfaces. A crack here, a crooked brick there. And why do some pavers look like they’re sinking into the ground?

When the time comes, do you know how to repair a paver patio? How to fix sunken pavers? How to replace broken pavers?

Don't worry — you'll have those pavers looking pretty again in no time.

So long, lawn. See you in the spring!

Not so fast.

There's more to tucking in your lawn for the winter than waving goodbye and heading for the couch.

Yes, your grass is about to slumber, cozy under a blanket of white. But if you want it to wake up in a few months happy and healthy, better spend a bit of time preparing your lawn for spring.

Change is so tempting.

When it's time to renew your landscaping contract, you wonder if another company might be better.

Why not try out a different company every year, right?

Wrong. That's a terrible idea.

Of course, if the service is bad or your property looks awful, get out of there.

Otherwise, you really should stay put. Here's why.

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