The Outback Blog

Some days, you just want to grill burgers in your robe.

Or lounge on the deck with your hair a mess.

And even if you love your neighbors, you don't necessarily want to watch them skim their pool or wash their dog.

Maybe you love living in the city, but the street noise interferes with your backyard chill.

You need some privacy.

Brick wall? Too fortress-like. Tall wooden fence? Too much work.

Plants might offer just the privacy you need.

Here's a look at some of the best plants to use for privacy, from trees to shrubs, grasses to vines.


Turf care. Check.

Seasonal color. Check.

Routine maintenance. Check.

As you plan the budget for your property's landscape maintenance, if feels good to have all the bases covered.

But do you?

Unexpected problems can pop out of nowhere throughout the year, from storms to disease to irrigation issues.

Don't be caught by surprise. Make sure your landscape maintenance budget planning includes funds for situations like these:



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.


Do you know exactly what happens while your landscaping company is at your property, making everything beautiful?

Sure, they mow and trim. Maybe they weed or fertilize.

But do your crews go the extra mile? Do they pay special attention to those details that show they really care about your property?

We do. At Outback Landscape, our crews offer a few finishing touches you may not be aware of if you’re not there to see them in action.

You just know everything looks great.

Here's a look at the 8 steps every landscaping provider should take before they leave your property.