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Chase Coates

Chase Coates is owner of Outback Landscape in Rexburg, Idaho.

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Bring on the color.

If you’re in charge of a commercial property, you already know how colorful flowers attract attention, impress customers and visitors, and bring the wow.

Ready for some next-level seasonal color tips?

Want to boost your property’s appeal with the latest seasonal color trends?

Kim Rubert, landscape designer for Outback Landscape, has you covered.


Outback Landscape designer Kim Rubert knows firsthand the importance of function, not just beauty, in landscape design.

The garage of the new house she and her husband bought three years ago flooded every spring.

Even the pros struggle with frustrations like poor drainage.

Water management is just one of the functional landscape elements we pay close attention to here at Outback Landscape. 

Sure, your landscape has to look great.

But it also has to work great.


If you’re a property manager responsible for keeping your facility safe during winter’s onslaught of snow and ice, peace of mind is everything. 


It’s always fun to plan your home’s holiday lights display.


Worried about how much water you use to keep your landscaping healthy and beautiful?


Here at Outback, we love getting our hands in the dirt, building patios brick by brick and feeling the sun on our faces.

It’s why most of us got into this business in the first place.

But we love technology, too.

Landscape industry tech has exploded lately, and we use it every day. 


Right plant, right place. 

Sounds easy enough. 

Choose plants that are well suited and happy where you plop them, and they’ll flourish, with healthy root systems and just the right amount of light and water. 

Miss the mark, and you’re setting your green friends up for overcrowding, disease, insect damage or just plain dying of thirst. 

Need some tips on proper plant placement and selection?

Here you go:


Got bugs?

Don’t freak out, but you probably do. 

And maybe a couple plant diseases, too. 

Chomping aphids. Slimy white lawn grubs. Sticky goo. 

You don’t have time to peer under all your plant leaves looking for suspicious activity.

We do.

Here’s a look at a few of the top plant pests and plagues we can make go away. 


Wonder exactly what goes into a major backyard landscaping renovation?


Apartment dwellers hate snow-covered, slippery surfaces — maybe even more than the rest of us.

There’s no garage, usually, so there’s a pesky trek out to the car across a potentially slick parking lot.

They want to make it out there without taking a dangerous tumble. They want sidewalks clear of snow.

They don’t want huge piles of plowed snow eating up valuable parking space.

Do you have a plan?


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