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Chase Coates

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

Recent Posts

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?


Fenced-in yard, plenty of fresh water, a bouncy ball for rousing games of fetch — your dog has it made in the shade, right?

Time for some tips to make sure your backyard oasis is really fit for your furry best friend.


That sparkling white blanket of snow sure is pretty, isn’t it?

But underneath it all, your grass is going through some stuff.

Chunks get torn out. Gravel invades its tender blades. Mice tunnel around, making themselves at home.

And it starts to crave a snack.

We can fix all of that.

Here’s how we can pretty up your lawn after a long winter.


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