Outdoor Innovations Makes Beautiful Places

There are so many ways to make your home or business look beautiful. Outdoor Innovations has the skill, talent, and materials to bring the best out of your property.

Outdoor Living Area

Our design team will make your outdoor living area a thing of beauty, while still being a useful space.


Imagine a quiet summer weekend, cool wind blowing, the kids playing as you entertain your friends in your backyard. Do you have a mental image of your dream outdoor living area? The design experts at Outdoor Innovations can help make your dream a reality.

We will sit down and talk with you, to get a feel for what you are wanting to do. We’ll then take our notes and use a computer program to make your thoughts a 3D rendering. We can add landscaping with trees, flowers, and shrubs. Our team of professionals can also water and fire features, in addition to retaining walls and columns.

Perhaps you imagine a nice walking path with accent lighting and other details. We have the experience and imagination to bring your outdoor living space to life. No matter if you are located in the Quad Cities, or one of the many surrounding towns like Geneseo, Sherrard, or LeClaire, we can come to your place and work with you to plan the next step in making your outdoor living area a jewel in the neighborhood.

special features and construction from Outdoor Innovations

Some other options and accents we offer include:

  • Pavers
  • Poolscapes
  • Landscaping
  • Mulch
  • Pottery Fountains
  • Fire Pits

We will handle everything from start to finish, communicating with you the entire time to ensure your satisfaction. We’ve worked hard to gain an outstanding reputation for quality workmanship, creative designs, and stellar customer service.

Contact Outdoor Innovations today and let us give you a free estimate and consultation on making your outdoor living area dreams a reality. We look forward to hearing from you whether you are a homeowner or you have commercial property. We have the tools, personnel, and passion for making your outdoor living area the talk of the town.

Water Features

We can install water features in your backyard, recreating bubbling creeks, tranquil ponds, and waterfalls.

We all know the importance water plays in everyday life. It is one of the basic elements that all people, plants, and animals need to survive. However, water also has another effect on many people, it reduces stress and evokes memories of places we have been or thoughts of places we would like to go.

Be it on vacation, in nature, on television or in a movie we have all seen those beautiful mountain streams, rocky creeks, and quaint waterfalls, which get us thinking about what it would be like to recreate and enjoy that look every day in our backyard.

The popularity of water in the landscape continues to grow and has become one of the top requested features that we are asked to design and install.

With all of the high-quality water feature products and natural stone materials available today, we can virtually recreate any look in nature or just create a unique custom water feature that fits your vision.

If you enjoy the sights and sounds that water features create, not to mention the relaxing effects it can have, give us a call to learn more about:

  • Ponds
  • Streams
  • Waterfalls
  • Wall Fountains
  • Water Bowls
  • Pottery Fountains
  • Pondless Water Features
  • Boulder Creations

Fire Features

Sitting around a fire with friends is always memorable. Outdoor Innovations can create a fire feature for your outdoor entertainment area. Safer and more aesthetic than a portable one, our fire features are long-lasting and beautiful.

Most people when asked would agree that sitting around a fire is not only relaxing but also brings back many fond memories of times spent with family and friends.

Creating your own private backyard fire feature can be more affordable than you may think and also comes with certain advantages.

How Does a Fire Feature Benefit Your Outdoor Entertainment Area?

One main advantage of having a permanent location for your fire features is that we can customize it to your specific needs. A customized fire feature is also more aesthetically pleasing to be around and is typically safer than most portable units.

It has been said that “we don’t remember days; we remember moments”.

So when you are ready to start creating those moments give Outdoor Innovations a call and let us design and install the fire feature of your dreams.

Customized Fire Features Enhance and Beautify

We have many fire feature options to choose from. We’ll work with you to create a design that adds functionality, value, and beauty while matching and enhancing your already existing landscaping and outdoor entertainment features:

  • Fire Pits
  • Fire Bowls
  • Gas Burning Fire Features
  • Wood Burning Fire Features
  • Outdoor Fireplaces


Poolscaping is a term used to describe how the area around a pool is enhanced to complement the pool itself.

With work and family schedules becoming increasingly hectic, a trend towards wanting an enjoyable, relaxing vacation style environment available anytime that is located just steps out your backdoor has more people choosing to invest in their homes and outdoor spaces in place of expensive, short-lived vacations that can have questionable outcomes.

Benefits of Custom Poolscaping

If a swimming pool is within your budget, make sure to remember that how you complete the area around the pool is equally as important as the pool itself.

The area around the pool should not only be functional but also should be a direct reflection of your lifestyle.

We will work with you to determine how you plan to use this area and what features would create the lifestyle that you deserve.

  • Shade Structures
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Lighting
  • Heat Sources
  • Plantings
  • Furniture
  • Fire Features
  • Water Features
  • Brick Paver Patios
  • Seat Walls

Make Your Poolscape Vision a Reality

Outdoor Innovations has the experience and resources to coordinate and install every last detail that you would want or need to complete the poolscape of your dreams.

This is why we have become the Quad Cities landscape contractor of choice when quality and experience are a top priority.

Outdoor Lighting

LED lights for virtually every outdoor application including decorative paths, low profile hardscape lights, water features, decks and patios, and accent lighting.

There are a lot of uses for outdoor lighting: security, accents, safety, and more. You need to make sure you have the right light for the job and Outdoor Innovations can assist you with those decisions.


When you mention security lighting, some people think about floodlights in a prison yard or spotlights. You can protect your home and property with attractive looking lights that will still fill the area with a high-intensity light. We can work them into the surrounding landscape, so they are unobtrusive until they are needed.


If you have walkways and steps, proper lighting is a must. Trip and fall injuries are the #1 claim on homeowners’ insurance. Our lighting systems can use low wattage lights or solar lights to keep your pathways lit, without running up your electric bill.


Your home and property can be lit with lighting that is both useful and decorative. Let the designers at Outdoor Innovations work with you to make the most out of the available lighting possibilities. We want to make your place stand out both day and night.

Contact us today to learn more about all the lighting options we have for your home and landscaping projects. We have the experience and creativity to make your place look unique and beautiful. We look forward to working with you to make your home or business a showpiece in the area.

Outdoor Innovations in Aledo is here to help you with all your landscaping and beautification needs in Bettendorf, Moline, and the surrounding area.

Spring Outdoor Living Area Ideas

Spring is here, and if you haven’t started planning your outdoor living area or poolscaping, it’s time to start! With graduation and summer parties coming up fast, outdoor living areas can be a great place to entertain your guests. Plus, poolscaping makes your existing pool a beautiful place to relax and unwind on hot summer days. Learn more about some of the options that Outdoor Innovations offers for your outdoor living area.


If you notice that you have cracked, uneven concrete surrounding your pool, you may benefit from poolscaping. Poolscaping, or pool landscaping, is a term used to describe how the area around the pool is enhanced to complement the pool itself. Depending on your style, and needs, we will work to provide you with a beautiful brick paver patio, pergola or shade structure, lighting, and much more. We have many different poolscaping options to suit your needs. Plus, if you’re looking for something custom, we can provide custom fabrication for tables, columns, lightweight boulders, and more. Give us a call for more information on poolscaping options for your home.

Outdoor Living Area Options

When you’re hosting your child’s graduation party or the family summer BBQ, you want your family and guests to notice your beautiful outdoor living area. Whether they see the landscaping and mulch, the fire feature where everyone is gathering to cook hot dogs and s’mores, or the new patio, they will see the work you put into your landscape. Plus, new lighting, patio, and seating can make the area safer and easier to hold parties. We all know how annoying it is to get rained out with a muddy yard or to have the party go longer than expected and have no lighting. With outdoor living area options, you can make sure you never experience this at your parties.

image of landscaping around homeStone Paver Driveway

Lastly, a great first impression for guests and a wonderful way to add curb appeal is with a stone paver driveway. Not only does it make your home stand out, but it also adds character and charm. Stone paver driveways are not as scary to install as they sound, and they can be a good way to get ready for spring and summer parties. When your guests arrive, they’ll be greeted with a beautiful driveway. This sets a great first impression for the rest of your home and hopefully sets the tone of your gatherings. If you’re interested in your options regarding stone paver driveways, please contact Outdoor Innovations for more information.

Get Ready for Spring and Summer Parties

Outdoor Innovations is here to help. Not only are we happy to work with you on your backyard, but your front yard, patio, and pool as well. We do more than landscaping! We make your whole yard beautiful for you and guests to your home. Contact Outdoor Innovations for more information about our services this spring and summer.

Take the Plunge: Pool Landscaping

This tax refund season, treat yourself to a little something extra for you, your family, and your friends: a pool. A pool and pool landscaping can be a great investment for your home. It gives you an outdoor entertainment area, a fun place for the kids to hang out, and a great place for cookouts and parties for the whole family.

Outdoor Living Area

It doesn’t have to be a hassle or an eyesore.

At Outdoor Innovations, our poolscaping experts will use your input to design a great surround for your pool. We have a computerized landscape design program which we use to generate a 3D model of what your project will look like. The model is a great way to assure that your vision comes to life the way that you want it to, and it helps to be able to visualize what we’re talking about.

After we have the model, we can begin work on your poolscape. We are experienced landscaping, hardscaping, and poolscaping experts. Our crew is courteous and always cleans up any messes left behind from our work. We want your pool looking amazing so that you can host amazing parties with your friends and family. You can count on us to leave you with a great looking finished product and no clean up for you.


You can add your own flare.

Pool landscaping doesn’t have to mean a drab gray cement surround and a deck. It can mean whatever you want it to mean! There are many ways to make the poolscape project your own, and one of these could include a shade structure and outdoor kitchen, to keep everyone cool and fed. Or maybe your vision is to have a casual hangout spot for those cool summer nights? A fire pit, seat walls, and outdoor furniture could be the best option for you. These are only a few examples, but there are so many ways to make pool landscaping your own, and you can check out more on our poolscape page.

hardscaping, poolscapiingSummer Memories are Irreplaceable!

If you’ve been thinking about a pool for years now, it’s time to take the plunge. Why not create memorable summers for your kids and a relaxing area for the family? An area to have fun with friends and enjoy the beautiful summer season? If this sounds like something you’re interested in, give Outdoor Innovations a call today and we can get started on making it a reality!