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Love a great-looking yard, but hate yard work?


Remember when your patio looked so pretty? Smooth, clean and weed-free?

What the heck happened?

Now it's a jungle out there, with weeds and grass sprouting between the pavers like a primeval forest.

How to keep weeds from growing between pavers? How to get rid of grass between paving stones?

Is there a way to prevent them from sprouting in the first place?

We have your weed-free answers, step by step.


When you gaze out into your back yard after dark, what do you see?

Go ahead — take a look. We’ll wait.

Nothing to report?

That’s too bad. There are a bunch of great things going on back there that are worth illuminating.

Think about all your favorite backyard features. Your cool deck. Your beautiful garden plants. Your home’s architectural features. Your stately old trees.

Chase Coates, president of Outback Landscape, has five landscape lighting ideas that will take your back yard to the next level.


Slippery, teetering ladders. Frozen fingers. Hopelessly tangled strings of lights. Numb toes.

It's time to put holiday lights on the house — the most wonderful time of the year!

Who are we kidding?

A house twinkling with lights, festooned with bright wreaths and sporting Santa on the roof is an awesome sight.

Making it all happen? Not so great.

A skilled holiday lighting and decorating expert could save your sanity this holiday season.


Bugs love trees. Some head straight to the leaves and start munching. Others attack the fruit.

Boring, tunneling pests are the worst, invading through the bark and cutting off your tree’s water flow.

Usually, your tree can bounce back from pest attacks. A healthy tree is pretty sturdy.

But repeated infestations weaken a tree and can eventually kill it. And some tree pests are more deadly than others.


You probably know how often your landscaping company mows your lawn and replaces your mulch.

But do you know how seriously they take safety?

You should.

At Outback Landscape, safety is our top concern.

"We want to make sure everybody who comes into work goes home uninjured," says Outback owner Chase Coates.

Here's how we do it.


A brown tree is never a good thing. So when you gaze up at your majestic blue spruce and realize its top towering branches are a crispy brown, you’re right to be concerned.


Soon, you'll have an exciting new place to ponder, plan and perfect your dream landscaping. 

This fall, Outback Landscape will have brand new digs — a sleek, contemporary new company headquarters and design center at 2436 East 26th North in Idaho Falls.

We’ve been creating and maintaining vibrant, healthy landscaping since 2003, when owner Chase Coates started the business from his parents' home and shop in Rexburg.

As Outback grew bigger and better, we needed a lot more room. So, we’re building exactly what we need.

We can't wait to show you.


Watering your lawn has never been easier — because irrigation system controllers have never been smarter.

No more fixed timers that keep on watering if it starts to rain. These smart systems use data from sensors, weather forecasts and plant-care databases to deliver just the right amount of water to your property at just the right time.

Save water, save money and control it all with a tap on your smartphone.

What’s the best WiFi irrigation controller for your property?


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.


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