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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.


Love a great-looking yard, but hate yard work?

We get it.

Not everybody loves spending weekends weeding, mowing, watering and tidying up flower beds.

It sure is nice to relax in a nice-looking yard, though.

Stick with us — we have low-maintenance landscaping ideas that will give you the great-looking yard you crave, without the work that makes you crabby.


5 Steps to Renovate Your Flower Beds

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Ever wonder why professionally landscaped flower beds look so great? 

Pros don’t cut corners. They take the time to properly prepare the planting bed before planting.

A few key steps to renovating plant beds guarantee success. Skip them and your bed won’t have that crisp, clean look and healthy, thriving plants.


Here at Outback, we love getting our hands in the dirt, building patios brick by brick and feeling the sun on our faces.

It’s why most of us got into this business in the first place.

But we love technology, too.

Landscape industry tech has exploded lately, and we use it every day. 


That sparkling white blanket of snow sure is pretty, isn’t it?

But underneath it all, your grass is going through some stuff.

Chunks get torn out. Gravel invades its tender blades. Mice tunnel around, making themselves at home.

And it starts to crave a snack.

We can fix all of that.

Here’s how we can pretty up your lawn after a long winter.


You’ve spent the past few months working hard to keep your lawn looking great.

(And you thought we didn’t notice.)

Don’t stop now.

Winter can take a toll on your lawn, from whiskered burrowing mice and voles to icky snow mold to pesky plows that gouge your pretty green carpet.

How to protect your lawn in winter?


It’s 23 degrees and blustery — would you head outside without your warm gloves, coat and hat?

Your trees and shrubs are pretty chilly out there, too. You’ve invested time and money in your green friends.

Have you thought about winter shrub protection? Are you preparing trees for winter?

Better get to it. Here’s what to do.


Remember when your patio looked so pretty? Smooth, clean and weed-free?

What the heck happened?

Now it's a jungle out there, with weeds and grass sprouting between the pavers like a primeval forest.

How to keep weeds from growing between pavers? How to get rid of grass between paving stones?

Is there a way to prevent them from sprouting in the first place?

We have your weed-free answers, step by step.


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.


There’s something appealing about tackling a chore yourself. We get it.

Satisfaction. Pride. The chance to show your partner you’re not a complete slacker around the house.

But when it comes to DIY lawn care, really give this some thought.

You’ll need a lot of stuff to do the job right. And most of these tools aren’t cheap.

Let’s take a look.


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