The Outback Blog

It’s time to stop gazing sadly into your ho-hum backyard and create your Dream Yard.

Not sure what you need? We have lots of innovative ideas.

Worried about all the decisions? Our designers are expert hand holders.

Not sure how much it will cost?

Our landscape designer Kirk Jeppesen offers a price range for eight of the hottest backyard enhancements, from low end to high end.

Relax — we’ll make this easy. 


Wonder exactly what goes into a major backyard landscaping renovation?


Oh, the landscaping plans you have in your head.

A great new patio where you can lounge on Sunday mornings with the birds and squirrels.

An outdoor kitchen, complete with a pizza oven, so you can wow your friends with that new asparagus, potato and goat cheese pizza recipe.

Or maybe you're just tired of your scraggly junipers and lackluster lawn. It’s time for a full-scale front yard makeover.

But how much does residential landscape design cost?


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.


Once your great new plants are in the ground, brightening up your landscape, it’s time to decide the finishing touch — what goes on top?

Mulch? Rocks? Or keep it simple with a top dressing of soil?

Let’s take a look at mulch vs rock vs soil and see how it all shakes out.


How To Repair A Paver Patio

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Paver problems?

You're not alone.

Your paver patio looked so great when it was first installed, didn't it? All those bricks perfectly aligned.

But time takes a toll on paver surfaces. A crack here, a crooked brick there. And why do some pavers look like they’re sinking into the ground?

When the time comes, do you know how to repair a paver patio? How to fix sunken pavers? How to replace broken pavers?

Don't worry — you'll have those pavers looking pretty again in no time.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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