The Outback Blog

From sustainable features to relaxing spaces, there are a lot of exciting things going on with outdoor living areas.

Get ideas for what you can do to enhance your landscape with the Top 6 outdoor living trends for 2016.


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 uses for these hardscape features 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.

They can add aesthetic elements, create seating, serve as a windbreak for features, improve planting areas and increase your property’s value. You can use materials like segmental concrete or boulders to construct the wall, and there are a range of colors to choose from.

Here are four ways you can incorporate retaining walls into your Idaho landscape, beyond just restraining soil.



Unless you want to spend your holidays searching the attic for decorations, untangling endless strands of lights and trying to figure out which bulb has gone bad, you should hire a professional lighting company to give your home some festive flair.

But, what will that cost?


The Top 4 Outdoor Lighting Trends

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The days are getting shorter as we head into fall, but that shouldn’t mean you have less time to enjoy your outdoor space.

You can still entertain and relax in your yard well into the night with outdoor lighting.

You can add lighting to patios, steps, walkways, pools, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, sitting walls and other areas to enhance and add safety to your space.

There’s a wide range of products, technology and applications for outdoor lighting, making it a top request from customers.