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Landscaping For Small Spaces: 8 Tips And Tricks

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Longing for a bigger yard? Maybe you haven't made the most of what you already have.

Professional landscape designers have a few tips and tricks up their sleeve to maximize the space of small yards.

They won’t make your yard bigger — but it will sure seem bigger.

We’ll share a few of our favorite tricks for landscaping for small spaces.


Gas Vs Wood Burning Fire Pit: Five Considerations

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Everybody loves a fire pit.

Warm, flickering flames offer the perfect gathering spot. They keep you cozy on a chilly night, extending the time you can enjoy beneath the stars.

And, one word: s’mores.

Before you break out the sticks and marshmallows, you have a decision to make: gas vs wood burning fire pit?

We get this question a lot. How to decide?

Here are a few things to consider.


Five Most Common Landscaping Problems on Commercial Properties

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Sometimes, your commercial landscaping just gets away from you.

We see it all the time. Property managers have a lot on their plates. Problems are often sneaky.

Maybe your irrigation system turns on faithfully — including right after it rains.

Tree branches seem to have a mind of their own, snagging passers-by and growing into the sides of buildings.

Don't worry — it’s not just you. Here’s a look at five of the most common landscaping problems. The good news? We know exactly how to fix them.


Brick Pavers vs Stamped Concrete: Cost Considerations

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Choosing a hardscape material for landscaping projects is one of the hottest homeowner topics out there.

Hopefully, our last post on this subject helped you zero in on the type of hardscape that best suits your taste, your home’s aesthetic and your outdoor living needs.

If your next step was to explore the price options, weighing the cost of brick pavers vs. stamped concrete, you probably said, “Whoa.”

So, next up: a bit more detail on that price difference.


Landscaping Retail Properties: How To Keep Your Visitors & Tenants Safe

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Colorful flower beds, appealing outdoor seating areas, maybe an impressive water feature — landscaping retail properties involves curb appeal and interest.

But safety is even more important — and your landscaping is a key factor.

As a property owner, you're legally liable if a customer gets injured on your site. How can your landscaping keep your visitors and tenants safe?

Take a look.


Eight Ways Our Commercial Irrigation Services Will Save You Water (And Money) This Summer

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You know better than anyone that dead, neglected plants have zero curb appeal. If you have green, growing things on your commercial property, they need water to help them thrive.

One of the best ways to protect your investment in your property’s landscaping is to install an irrigation system.

Too much money, you say?

Commercial irrigation services can actually save you money in the long run, in a host of ways. Their water-saving features might surprise you.

Let's take a look.


The Truth About Our Lawn Care Services

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We’re about to put you in a bad mood with just one word: weeds.

Sorry about that.

We hate them, too — which is why we do everything in our power to keep the dastardly pests out of your lawn.

But weeds have secret powers that defy the most dogged weed control tactics. It’s why you still see stray weeds in your lawn — even after you’ve paid us to come prevent and kill them.

The truth about our lawn care service is that we can’t keep your yard completely weed free.

We’re about to tell you why.


8 Steps Every Landscaping Provider Should Take Before Leaving Your Property

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Do you know exactly what happens while your landscaping company is at your property, making everything beautiful?

Sure, they mow and trim. Maybe they weed or fertilize.

But do your crews go the extra mile? Do they pay special attention to those details that show they really care about your property?

We do. At Outback Landscape, our crews offer a few finishing touches you may not be aware of if you’re not there to see them in action.

You just know everything looks great.

Here's a look at the 8 steps every landscaping provider should take before they leave your property.


What Are The Best Large Decorative Pots And Containers For Commercial Properties?

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One of the latest trends in planters and containers is perfect for commercial properties.

Big planters. Really big.

These giant pots filled with dramatic, impressive plants, flowers — and even trees — make an instant impact.

Imagine them flanking your entrance, lining your walkway or holding court in your courtyard.

They’re impossible to ignore.

We know what you’re thinking. What to plant in large containers? Do they change with the seasons? Who waters them?

We have all the answers.


What Is Fine Gardening? And How Can It Benefit Your Property?

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What is fine gardening?

Fine gardening is that extra touch that brings landscaping from average to “wow.”

Beyond regularly weekly maintenance, fine gardening brings skilled gardeners to your property to pay attention to the details that, if overlooked, leave landscaping lacking.

These finishing touches, from detailed flower bed care to pond maintenance, bring a polished look to your landscape.

For homeowners, that means less work for you and more time to enjoy your beautiful outdoor living space.

For commercial property owners, it means a boost in curb appeal, increased traffic and a more desirable property.

What services does fine gardening include? Here’s a look at a few:


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