The Outback Blog

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.

Make the most of your backyard space with an outdoor kitchen you can use year round.

Outdoor kitchens are still one of the top outdoor living trends for the Idaho Falls area. They give you a place to prep food, grill and just enjoy being outside with friends and family.

But before you have your outdoor kitchen installed, you’ll need to figure out the features you want — from the materials to the appliances.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to hiring a landscape designer in Idaho Falls — and we think that’s a good thing.

That allows you to compare designers and proposals to see which one is the right fit for you.

Need help narrowing down your search? Here are tips on how to choose the best landscaping company for your Idaho Falls landscape.

Everyone tosses around the words “green” and “sustainable” — but what do they actually mean, and why are they so important?

Most of the time, going green or sustainable involves taking steps to limit your environmental footprint. That could include recycling, carpooling, using solar power and even making your landscape more energy efficient.

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.