Shoreline Erosion Control Burlington, Wisconsin

What is Rip Rap Shoreline Restoration?

Rip Rap restoration is a strategic system of rock placement that minimizes shoreline erosion caused by water and ice over time. When properly installed, a shoreline Rip Rap system can be a long term solution as well as a visual beauty for any lakefront or riverfront property. Shoreline Rip Rap systems can be constructed using different types of materials including but not limited to fieldstone, granite, and limestone. 

Koch Kuts prefers and recommends fieldstone for Rip Rap systems. We choose fieldstone because it is the most durable, visually appealing, eco-friendly, budget-friendly, smooth, round and available in the largest selection of natural and earthy tones. 

Why Choose a local Burlington landscaper for your Rip Rap Shoreline Restoration? 

Your lake house deserves the best. You deserve a company that actually cares overall. Some Rip Rap restoration companies may try to say local landscapers aren’t as qualified for this type of work, but Koch Kuts is not one of those unqualified companies. We have a full team of experienced professionals that specialize in Shoreline Restoration Services. Hardscaping projects like these are a passion of ours. 

What locations do we service?

Located in Burlington, Wisconsin, we’re happy to deliver high-quality shoreline restoration & riprap installation services in a 40-50 mile radius of us. That includes:

Racine County

Burlington, Rochester, Waterford, Tichigan, Wind Lake, Eagle Lake, Yorkville, Sturtevant, Elmwood, Racine, Mt Pleasant, Caledonia, Raymond, and the surrounding areas.

Kenosha County

New Munster, Twin Lakes, Silver Lake, Camp Lake, Salem, Paddock Lake, Bristol, Woodworth, Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, and the surrounding areas.

Walworth County

Pell Lake, Lake Geneva, Fontana, Williams Bay, Como, Delevan, Elkhorn, Richmond, Whitewater, La Grange, Abells Corners, Troy, East Troy, Potter Lake, and the surrounding areas.

Waukesha County

Muskego, Mukwonago, Eagle, North Prairie, Wales, Delafield, Oconomowoc, Nashotah, Hartland, Pewaukee, Waukesha, and the surrounding areas.

Contact Koch Kuts for your free shoreline restoration project estimate today.

New Website Design Coming Soon!

Over the next couple months we will be working on a new website design! We are excited to update our current design with a more modern approach. We plan to have better organized imagery and photo galleries for you to explore our work with ease. 

What to expect:

  • Modified and Crisp New Design
  • Modified and Crisp New Branding
  • Updated Photo Galleries
  • Updated Service Pages
  • Easier Mobile Navigation

Don’t worry – even with the new appearance, we will still be the same family operated local landscaping company you’ve grown to love. As our company grows so does our heart for all of our customers and the community. We’d love for you to share your thoughts with us as we continue to improve and help us continue to do better for you!

If you’ve had a landscaping or hardscaping project completed by Koch Kuts and taken before and after photos you’d like to share – please don’t hesitate to send those our way! We’d love to show off the beauty of your project. You can also show off your project and let us know how we did on Google with a review + photos! Local businesses thrive on reviews and referrals. 

Check back regularly to see our new design. We can’t wait to share the updates with you!

Contact Koch Kuts for your free landscaping or hardscaping estimate in Burlington and the surrounding areas.

Services We No Longer Offer

Koch Kuts has been growing exponentially! We are very grateful for our loyal customers, our community and the surrounding communities. Due to this amazing growth, we have had to make some changes to our services. We are expanding to accommodate our hardscaping and larger scale landscaping demand. Because of this, we no longer offer fertilization, insect control or weed control. 

We still offer these great landscaping services in Burlington Wi and Surrounding Areas:

Brick Paver Installation

Koch Kuts recommends brick as a material for your paver patio, walkway or driveway. It is quick to install, very flexible compared to concrete or asphalt, and easy to repair.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are a great addition to your property. They are durable, cost effective, and easy to maintain. We will map out your yards drainage and make sure you have a long lasting, stable, visually enhancing, productive retaining wall. 

Patio Installation

Create your dream space with the ultimate patio. Koch Kuts will help you design and build the best patio for your yard. 

Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplace 

We are a reputable fire pit installation contractor and will help you design the best custom fire pit or fireplace for your backyard oasis. 

Driveway Hardscaping

We can help you update your driveway and make it more visually appealing with a range of materials. Check out some of our before and afters of driveway hardscaping and start dreaming about yours. 

Walkway Hardscaping

Paver walkways are a must have to create the best yard appeal possible. We help design and install paver walkways that last with minimal maintenance required. 

Pool Hardscaping

We can enhance your pool deck with a new or updated patio, wall, steps, pillars, fencing, fire pits, and other outdoor hardscaping services that will make your pool the ultimate summer hangout. 

Shoreline Restoration

We have a team of professionals dedicated to shoreline restoration and rip rap protection. Rip rap protection is a system of rocks that will minimize shoreline erosion caused by water and ice. This technique can last long term and also add visual appeal. 

Contact Koch Kuts for a free landscaping or hardscaping estimate today.

Spring Landscaping Services Burlington, WI

Schedule Spring Lawn Care in Burlington & Waterford, WI

We’ll evaluate the needs of your lawn to help you determine what services should be included in a spring lawn care plan for your property.

Spring Lawn Care Tasks

In the spring, your lawn needs special care to help it recover after a long winter and thrive once summer arrives.

Fall Lawn Care & Cleanup Burlington, WI

Fall Landscaping Services

You can count on Koch Kuts for timely, effective leaf cleanup as well as fall landscaping services that prepare your lawn for winter.

Professional Yard Maintenance Burlington

Jumpstart your Spring Landscaping

Spring ushers in long-awaited warm temperatures, perfect for outdoor enjoyment.  Planning ahead with Koch Cuts will help you get your yard in shape for the season ahead. Use the following tips to jumpstart your landscape this spring.

  • Evaluate your trees and shrubs. Start your spring spruce up with a thorough inspection of your yard. Look for any branches that might be broken or damaged and get them pruned . Some of the plants that are in rough shape may just need to be pruned back in order to kick start them for a new season, while others might need to be taken out and replaced entirely.
  • Check on your sprinklers/irrigation systems.  If you have a system in your landscaping, spring is the time to test your equipment for leaks and damage from the winter months. A leak in the system can not only result in plant damage from overwatering but the cost of the wasted water will add up over the season.
  • Make planting beds neat and tidy. Rake the old leaves and debris from plant beds. . Also, after you pull the weeds you can apply a weed control agent to protect against their return.  . Also, after you pull the weeds you can apply a weed control agent to protect against their return.
  • Add a layer of fresh mulch Plant beds and around trees need about an inch of fresh mulch. Don’t let the mulch touch tree trunks and never let the mulch accumulate to more than a 3-inch depth. Mulch not only makes planting areas look neat, but also aid in retaining moisture in the soil, keeping roots cool.
  • Control Weeds. Spring is a good time to apply weed control for weeds such as crabgrass.
  • Fertilize your lawn, trees and shrubs. The decision about whether or not to fertilize should be based on the nutrition requirements needed by your soil conditions. Lawns typically need fertilization multiple times a year.

Read more about Fertilizing and Spraying here.

Contact Koch Kuts for your free spring landscaping estimate today. We look forward to working with you and your yard this Spring, Summer and Fall!

Retaining Wall and Stairs Installation AFTER

Retaining Wall Installation Burlington Wisconsin

Retaining walls are structures that hold back any material and prevent it from eroding away or sliding down.  They are designed to resist the pressure from the material that it is holding back.  Many homes are built on slopes and hills making it necessary incorporate retaining walls into the landscaping.

Before working on retaining walls you must consider multiple factors.  The most crucial is that the design must cater to the slope requirements in order to have the best structural stabilization and balance.

Types of Retaining Walls

The following are five of the most common types of retaining walls used for residential landscaping:

  • Gravity walls are often used for small wall that do not exceed a height of four feet.  This kind of wall relies on its weight to resist the pressure of the materials behind it.
  • Sheet pile retaining walls also known as piling retaining walls are a type of wall that is utilized on softer soils that don’t have adequate space for a wide barrier. Usually it uses planks that are vinyl, steel, or wood that is inserted into the soil and held up by soil on either side taller walls require a tieback anchor for added support
  • Cantilever retaining walls are a single-layer wall built with a base connected to a slap.  They are capable of holding a significant amount of material and can support taller slopes.
  • Anchored retaining walls utilize cable anchors for added strength.  The cables help the wall resist pressure from the materials that could cause instability.  Anchored walls are ideal for supporting heavier loads.
  • Counterfort retaining walls are similar to cantilever but have the addition on thin vertical concrete webs installed at intervals along the rear side of the wall.  This results in added strength and are preferable when building structures in excess of 25 feet and higher

A retaining wall not only creates a barrier and additional space it also adds an aesthetically pleasing piece to your landscaping.  When you are ready to design a retaining wall work with one of our expert landscapers to design the perfect wall for your space.

Contact Koch Kuts for your free retaining wall installation estimate in Burlington, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. 

Planning Your Lawn Care Season by Season

Best Practices for Lawn Care in Southeastern Wisconsin

By maintaining proper lawn care season to season, you can make it easier to upkeep year after year. There are steps you can take to protect and enhance your lawn from early spring through late fall. Early Spring is the time when you want to focus on sharpening up your lawn care tools and making sure you have all the necessities handy for the upcoming seasons. Lawn care is easier and goes quicker when you are fully prepared. Follow the guide below:

Early or Pre-Spring Lawn Care Tips:

Make sure you have the following necessities handy:

  • Rakes (regular and hard tooth)
  • Proper shovels for each job you will be taking on
  • Hand tools (including pruning scissors)
  • Working and fueled up lawn mower
  • Aerator
  • Hose
  • Sprinkler System for regular watering
  • Grass seed for areas necessary
  • Fertilizers
  • Herbicides
  • Rain Guage

Getting your Equipment Ready for the Seasons ahead:

It is a good idea to sharpen the blades on all of your tools including your lawn mower and trimmers. You may want to stock up on a backup lawn mower blade just in case. Tune up your lawn mower by checking and replacing filters and spark plugs. Clear out old gas and add fresh gasoline to your mower. Do preliminary yard work such as removing leaves, twigs and debris.

Spring Lawn Care Tips:

When spring hits, your lawn will start to grow. Always wait until your grass dries before mowing. Begin fertilizing your lawn. Aerating is recommended to assure your lawn stays healthy. An aeration machine pokes holes in the soil which allow airflow, water and fertilizer to reach the grassroots. The best time to do this is a few hours after a healthy rain fall.

Early Summer Lawn Care Tips:

This is the best time to identify any Grub infestation and take care of it. Grub will ruin your lawn. This is also a good time to inspect and remove any weeds before they grow into a bigger problem. Remove them by hand so you can be sure to pull out the full root. Prepare for a potentially dry summer by making sure you have a sprinkler system or watering plan ready.

Summer Lawn Care Tips:

Summer can be the hardest time to maintain a healthy green lawn due to dry spells and extreme heat. Try not to cut your grass any lower than 3 inches to the earth. You also have to be careful not to over water your lawn. Try not to water more than 3 inches a week. After each mow, clean the bottom of your lawn mower with your hose. This will keep your lawn mower blades clean and sharp. Rake up any large standing grass clippings that may weigh on your lawn. Short clippings are okay for added nutrients.

Early Fall Lawn Care Tips:

This is when you want to prepare for the season most people dread – Fall Leaf Season… Rake your lawn thoroughly removing any early fallen leaves, debris and dead grass. It is recommended to work some compost into the earth of your lawn and apply grass seed designed for both sun and shade. Use your hard tooth rake to help the seed settle fully into the earth. If you have spots on your lawn that are barren, pay extra care in planning grass seed and spread small grass clippings over top. Water this area well and try to keep the patch constantly moist until growth begins.

Fall Lawn Care Tips:

Raking Season. Try to keep your lawn free of leaves the best you can by raking regularly or using a mulching lawn mower. A mulching lawn mower will add the organic materials to the soil and help with nourishment. This is also a good time to apply fall fertilizer which will work its way into the root system and keep the grass as healthy as possible through the harsh winter season. Prepare your flower beds for the winter. Cut out any dead flowers and transplant any flowers necessary for spring.

Contact Koch Kuts for seasonal lawn care and lawn maintenance solutions in and around Burlington, Wisconsin today.

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