MULCH: IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR YOUR TREES?
I always recommend that a tree be mulched for improved long-term health and reduced stress. However, how the mulch is applied and what types of “mulch” you use can have drastic, even harmful effects on tree and plant health. This article focuses on proper mulching techniques and tree health, but the principles will actually apply to just about all landscape plants.
When it comes to your tree’s root system, in the context of optimum health, competition
from turf grasses is the biggest challenge. Having an open area that extends to the drip-line (the area from the edge of the canopy in to the trunk) that is free of turf and has a two to four-inch layer of decomposable wood mulch, has been shown to increase size of a treesRead More
Will DeWitt and his crew at Kwik Kerb® installs decorative concrete curbing; epoxy floors overlays; concrete countertops; concrete water features and fire pits. You can count on Kwik Kerb® to help design your outdoor getaway.
Concrete Landscape Borders
Kwik Kerb® will transform your homes' landscape by adding special touches with borders and curbing. These types of finishing applications can really make or break the look of your home. There are a variety of options from which to choose giving you the opportunity to be creative when taking your yard to the next level.
Area property owners choose to install concrete landscape curbing because they get tired of replacing rusted or broken landscape edging. The old-style edging does nothing to enhanRead More
Written by, Heather Schutz, NMLS #182521, Voyage Federal Credit Union, NMLS #652491
So, you’ve attended the Sioux Empire Home Show, been inspired by designs in magazines, watched hours of home improvement television, and have your Pinterest boards filled with great ideas to spruce up your home. You are now among the many Sioux Falls area families who have decided to make their home’s remodeling dream a reality.
Nationally and locally there has been a resurgence of home equity loans. In fact, building permits for home remodeling projects nearly doubled in Sioux Falls since 2011. Permits for remodeling and new additions went from $2.7 million the first two months of 2011 to $5.2 million for the first two months of 2013.
If you are planning on staying in your home for a nuRead More
Outdoor Herb Garden
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 3 Hours
Determine the size of your planters
For this example, I found three clear storage containers at approximately 14”w x 8”w x 5”h (see imRead More
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
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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
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
Decorative concrete coatingsRead 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
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
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
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