Every day, quirky father and son duo Steve and Nick Rhule leave no strange stone unturned in their quest to create the most inspired landscapes you'll ever lay eyes on. Steve's vision helps transform a neglected and underused backyard with projects that include a flagstone patio with a steel fire pit and stone ottomans. Meanwhile, Nick creates a massive waterfall with a mission to make it look like it's been there for thousands of years. Along the way they learn that big rocks, a steep hill, a rainstorm and tractors don't mix.
Father and son duo Steve and Nick Rhule tackle an overgrown and cluttered front lawn the only way they know how, by ripping everything out and creating their own custom landscape. Steve takes out an underused wooden porch and replaces it with a flagstone patio complete with a one of a kind water feature and custom firebowl. Nick steps in to build a stunning waterfall and pond that both the adults and children can enjoy.
Colleen and her husband Manjit are living the fantasy farm life, but their backyard could use some cultivating, so Steve and Nick Rhule set out to transform their green acres into a space they can use for cooking, entertaining and even yoga. Steve creates a sunny flagstone patio along with a gigantic stone grill while Nick creates a fish pond complete with a milk jug water feature. Tying everything together is a brand new, colorful plantscape filled with roses and hydrangeas.
Beth and Shannon's midcentury modern home has everything going for it, except for an unkempt and colorless backyard. Steve and Nick Rhule take this space to the next level by building a massive water feature that flows into a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired waterfall built from slabs of flagstone. To make the space perfect for the family to relax in, Steve also builds a custom bench and fire bowl. The whole area is ringed by gigantic metal planters that reflect the clean lines of the home and allow stunning pops of colorful plants to thrive.
Stephen has a backyard that doesn't work for him or his kids. The patio area is completely bare and overgrown with grass while the adjoining hill is completely unused. Steve Rhule brings this space to life with a massive stone fireplace surrounded on both sides by a recirculating, pondless waterfall created by his son Nick. Steve also builds a single-slab flagstone table with its own stone rug for the family to hang out around. The hill is also revitalized with an all new plantscape filled with hydrangeas, panolas and mandevillas.
Shiva and her husband Nima's backyard is a total bust. There is no privacy from the neighbors and the whole space is plain and bare. Steve Rhule and his son Nick give this family the comfortable and private outdoor space they crave by creating a recirculating water sculpture framed by three massive rocks, custom seating formed from wood, stone, and metal, and a firepit the whole family can enjoy. Large planters filled with white and purple flowers fill out the space and add color throughout.
Daniel & Rebecca are passionate about their work and the food they serve, and always try to make each meal memorable. What isn't memorable is their backyard, which is completely barren and as plain as can be. As these homeowners' lives revolve around cooking, Steve and Nick Rhule order up a one-of-a-kind stone grill and an immense waterfall that powers a rotating chicken rotisserie. A flagstone patio, complete with a massive stone table and surrounded by colorful plants, completes these chefs' outdoor oasis.
Jose and Annette love plants, but for this pair of plant scientists, the vegetation in their backyard is purely theoretical. Steve and Nick Rhule's plan is to integrate the house and yard by creating a gorgeous hardscape and garden where the entire family can comfortably hang out. Giant stone benches frame a flagstone patio complete with a metal firebowl, and a massive rock and driftwood waterfall that collects the home's rainwater take this space over the top.
Designer duo Sarah and Kurt has finally met their match. Overgrown vines and weeds, a half-dead dogwood, and beat-up outdoor furniture are what counts as highlights in their untamed backyard. Steve and Nick Rhule give this family the outdoor seating area they've always wanted by creating a massive stone water feature all ages can enjoy, an in-ground stone firepit, and a huge stone table that has an actual river flowing down the middle.