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Many times when people think about remodeling, landscaping doesn’t immediately pop into their head; however, it can be a key component to the overall success of a remodeling project, especially in terms of additions to homes. Stand alone landscape remodels can be just as rewarding. Sometimes landscaping around the home simply needs to be updated in the same way someone may think a kitchen or a bathroom needs to be updated. DakotaScapes, LLC., started by Jon Sundvold, has been helping ambitious customers for the past nine years primarily with the renovation aspect of landscaping. While their focus has been on landscape renovations, DakotaScapes also provides new construction landscape services.
With the busy lifestyles of many, more and more people are lookingRead More
As warmer weather approaches, it’s a great time to take a look out your windows and see what the view of your home is offering your neighbors. Are there any areas of your landscaping or home’s exterior that could use a bit of an upgrade to help boost your home’s curb appeal?
Whether you intend to live in your home for several years, or have plans to list your house on the real estate market soon, enhancing your home’s curb appeal can boost your enjoyment of the property and attract potential buyers.
Plenty of projects can improve the look of your home without requiring you to spend a fortune on remodeling, changing the siding or landscaping the entire front yard. Here are a few ideas you can try on your house:
• Upgrade the mailbox. Mailboxes oRead More
Do you remember when concrete was just plain concrete? Well, those days are gone for good! Now you can have your boring gray slab transformed into a decorative eye-catching masterpiece that is sure to enhance the landscaping and curb appeal of your home or business. Kwik Kerb®by Spronk has many viable and cost-effective alternatives from which to choose.
Decorative Concrete Edging
Kwik Kerb®by Spronk developed the Eurostyle style of concrete edging that is easily installed by their professional to provide a defined edge to your landscaping and garden beds. Since the surface is hand finished, the quality of texture and variety of colors is unmatched in the industry.
Decorative Concrete Overlays
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Have you noticed the days are getting longer? That means spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start making plans for your next do-it-yourself outdoor home-improvement project. Hardscapes Outlet has everything you need to add elegance, curb appeal, functionality and value to your home. Just take your ideas to any of their eight locations where friendly experts will supply you with the materials and advice you need to complete any project on any budget.
Maybe you're ready to install your own raised-paver patio; build your own retaining wall; create and install your own water feature. Or maybe it’s time to build a family-friendly fire pit or simply add some lights and acceRead More
SIOUX FALLS LANDSCAPER
Jason Wildeboer and his team at Green Art Design & Landscape create functional and attractive outdoor landscaping, tailor-made for your family or business. Their works of art will give your outdoor living space a great first and lasting impression. They have helped with commercial landscape and residential landscape, and they are ready to help you with residential or commercial outdoor living design, including yards, decks, patios, gardens, and fountains.
Jason believes that landscaping is an art, like painting and sculpting. With strategic planning, color and composition, Green Art Design & Landscape will create a breathtaking landscape design that will leave your neighbors green with envy. His team will develop a cRead More
Remember how beautiful your neighbor's yard was last year? A little yardwork now will spruce up the outside of your home, start your "spring cleaning" chores and make your summer yard chores easier.
First, rake the entire yard. Remove all sticks, leaves, and dead vegetation. Remove debris from all flower beds, shrubs and trees and loosen the soil around each. Mulches from last fall should be removed or trowled under.
Trim dead limbs from trees, shrubs and evergreens. If you plan to add more ornamental borders or shade trees to your yard, now is the best time to plant them. Keep air away from the roots as much as possible. After you've planted the trees or shrubs, water them well to seal them in the ground.
Once all raking, soil preparation and pruning chores areRead More
Spring is here and it’s time to start sprucing up the outside of your property with Kwik Kerb by Spronk’s concrete edging and overlays. They offer concrete curbing for landscaping borders with additional options of sod removal and rockwork everything to suit the homeowner’s needs. Kwik Kerb by Spronk excels in decorative concrete overlays, which are applied over existing concrete such as patios, sidewalks, or garage floors. If there is a need for new concrete to be poured Kwik Kerb can do that too. They also assist the homeowner in the design, layout and color of the curbing or colors and patterns of the overlay.
If you’d like to add value or curb appeal to your home or want to spice up your boring gray concrete, Kwik Kerb by Spronk does concrete curbinRead More
By early spring, Midwesterners are eager to escape the grip of winter with a range of outdoor living opportunities, and Hardscapes Outlet wants to make sure that your outdoor space lets you soak up the best parts of the warmer seasons.
Hardscapes Outlet specializes in helping homeowners transform outdoor living spaces into relaxing family retreats, because they believe that every moment spent on the patio or deck should be enjoyed to the fullest.
“We are committed to helping both the homeowner and the professional landscaper,” says Kerri Burrows of Hardscapes Outlet in Sioux Falls. “We manufacture our own products and supply our own resources, which allows us to offer dependable materials year after year.”
Hardscapes Outlet carries a range of products thatRead More
Did you know a home break-in occurs every 15 seconds? Considering summertime is peak season for home burglaries, there's no better time than the present to take a few steps to protect your home and your family.
Securing your home doesn't necessarily require a costly alarm system. Taking a close look at your outdoor spaces and making simple safety updates will dramatically reduce the chances of your home becoming a criminal target.
These five simple steps can all be completed in one weekend to help keep your property safe and give you peace of mind:
1. Trim Landscaping: Well-manicured landscaping not only beatifies your yard, it also helps deter thieves. Why? Overgrown trees and shrubs make it easy to stay concealed day or night. Pay special attention to proper trimming arouRead More
Spring is here and its time to enjoy your backyard retreats and Hardscapes Outlet by Concrete Materials can help. From patios to mailbox surrounds, from retaining walls to fire pits, ponds and pavers, Hardscapes Outlet carries a great variety of products in many different colors to help you create and complete your outdoor living space.
Doing it yourself is easy with the help of the staff at Hardscapes Outlet! From small projects to large, they will help you through the entire process by offering free educational videos, sharing photo albums of previously completely projects for ideas, or any other assistance you need to help complete your dream outdoor living space. The Rice Street location offers rental equipment to get your job done quickly and easily.
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As the last patches of snow disappear, you’ll see Sioux Empire residents emerge from their homes to prepare their outdoor living spaces in anticipation of warmer weather. For those who live in the Midwest year round, it’s understandable why families eagerly await long summer evenings and weekends spent in the backyard after months of bitter cold. Every moment spent on your patio or deck should be enjoyed to the fullest. Hardscapes Outlet specializes in helping homeowners transform outdoor living spaces into a beautiful, relaxing family retreat, with a do-it-yourself mindset.
With help from Hardscapes Outlet, customers can install simple patios or undertake complete backyard makeovers. “Our manifesto, we are perfection in outdoor living, really speaks to our commitment toRead More
Located north of 85th Street and Western Avenue in South Sioux Falls, this beautiful home built by Deffenbaugh Homes mixes old-world style with modern, custom architectural twists.
Custom features like the wrought iron hand and bar rails, coupled with the barn-wood bar backsplash, painted millwork and stained doors give this home a rustic feel. The coffered and trayed ceilings, multiple tiled walk-in showers, media room, hidden walk-in pantry and a variety of stone finishes reveal that this home is in fact built for a modern lifestyle.
The home features many custom stone touches, one of which is the stone wall that guards the elegant curved stairway. The countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms range from granite to stone, and from quartz to hanstone.
This five bedroom, five bathroRead More