The Outback Blog

Imagine the glow of a fire warming your face as you chat with friends on a crisp fall evening. Or, what about enjoying the taste of roasted marshmallows as you tell stories around the flames?

The ways you can enjoy your backyard fire pit are pretty endless — if you have the right design, fire pit size, location and construction from the start, that is.

So before you start imagining all of the ways your fire pit will enhance your outdoor space, here are some important things you better think about first.


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.

Here are a few of our favorite tips for landscaping small areas.


The Leaning Tower of Pisa has nothing on your patio, and watching things roll across the pavers has actually become your least-favorite pastime. But no matter how hard you try, one thing is constant: your patio pavers are not level. How frustrating.

Before you can fix your problem (or prevent it in the future), you need to figure out what’s causing the uneven surface. Here are five possible reasons your patio pavers aren’t level and how to fix them.


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.


One of the biggest decisions you will make about your landscape is which hardscape material to choose for your patio and other outdoor areas.

Unlike plantings and furniture, hardscape materials are not easy to change once they are installed, so it’s a big commitment. Many of our clients ask us, "What is the best hardscape material for my new patio?"