5 Patio Essentials When Designing Your Backyard

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Designing your backyard patio is a pretty fun project, but there is a lot to consider when you get into the details. There are a few essentials to consider in your design that will make your Des Moines backyard patio into an outdoor escape you’ll never want to leave.    Outdoor Kitchen & Food Prep Space  […]

The Best Landscape Border Materials for the Long Haul

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When you plan your landscaping, you are planning for the long term. You want everything, especially border edging, to last as long as possible—no matter what Mother Nature throws at it. Since landscaping is often one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your property, it can feel like you’ve wasted money if products […]

Working with a Landscape Pro- Your Questions Answered

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When it’s time to consider a new landscaping project, you need to know the basics of how to work with a landscape professional. What is the consultation process? How long will it take? And how much is all of this going to cost?  Our resident landscape expert Keegan Lare, shares his advice on what to […]

Creating Backyard Privacy

Creating Backyard Privacy

With a camera in everyone’s pocket, social media within our fingertip’s reach, and a world of people a click away, it can feel a lot more difficult to live a private life. We’re so plugged into our lives around us and surrounded by technology and media that the only place that we can actually relax is in our homes.

Ornamental Trees

Ornamental Trees

The addition of trees to our yards adds character that will mature for generations to come.

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