Landscape business is busy creating patios

Ripke Lawn & Landscape Crew

By Dolores Cullen

Ripke Lawn and Landscape has been improving backyards in the area for the past 10 years. Brandon Ripke of Lakeside worked by himself the first years and did mainly landscaping.

Now he has two full-time and three part-time employees. His brother Brett is one of them. They build retaining walls, install lawn sprinklers, lay sod, plant flowers and trees and create all sorts of patios.

Very popular recently are the patios. “We’ve done four this year and have another four to do,” said Brandon.

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