The Outback Blog


One of the very first meetings you’ll have with your landscape designer or architect will include a discussion about how you’re going to use your outdoor space, what you spend your time doing in the landscape and how you envision spending time there.

And if you have children in your family or are thinking of having children, preparing your landscape for children involves some proper planning.

Kid friendly landscaping involving making special considerations for safety, maintenance, use and, of course, fun. Check out these great kid-friendly landscaping ideas and tips.



When you think about retaining walls, you probably imagine stacks of stones that contain parts of the landscape, prevent soil erosion and manage sloped terrain.

But, there are actually several other retaining wall ideas beyond those practical purposes. About 50 percent of the retaining walls we install into an Idaho landscape are out of necessity, while the other half are to add other elements.