The Outback Blog

Worried about how much water you use to keep your landscaping healthy and beautiful?


If only you had the lawn care products the pros love and use —imagine how great your grass would look.

Here you go.

Chase Coates, owner of Outback Landscape, shares his secrets — the best lawn care products for the greenest, healthiest, most weed-free lawns.

You heard it here first.


Fenced-in yard, plenty of fresh water, a bouncy ball for rousing games of fetch — your dog has it made in the shade, right?

Time for some tips to make sure your backyard oasis is really fit for your furry best friend.


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?


Watering your lawn has never been easier — because irrigation system controllers have never been smarter.

No more fixed timers that keep on watering if it starts to rain. These smart systems use data from sensors, weather forecasts and plant-care databases to deliver just the right amount of water to your property at just the right time.

Save water, save money and control it all with a tap on your smartphone.

What’s the best WiFi irrigation controller for your property?


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.


So long, lawn. See you in the spring!

Not so fast.

There's more to tucking in your lawn for the winter than waving goodbye and heading for the couch.

Yes, your grass is about to slumber, cozy under a blanket of white. But if you want it to wake up in a few months happy and healthy, better spend a bit of time preparing your lawn for spring.


Yearning for a healthy green lawn, but worried you missed the boat because summer slipped by too fast?

You’re in luck. Here in Idaho, where cool season grasses thrive, the fall is perfect for planting grass seed.

The best time to plant grass in Idaho is in early fall. The new grass will have time to take hold before winter and you won't have to worry about competition from annual weeds that grow in the warmer months.

After a good sleep, your new grass will emerge green and healthy in the spring.

The good news doesn’t stop there. Read on for a few tips on how to keep those tiny new blades of grass alive.


Hydroseed Vs Sod: What To Expect

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Your bare feet just can't wait for plain old grass seed.

You want a speed lawn — an envy-inducing spread of grass so green and soft, you might just throw away all your shoes.

So, hydroseed or sod? Both are shortcuts that will get you that lawn much faster than planting seed and waiting.

Here's a look at both methods, and what you can expect from each.


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