An Ode to the Cottage Garden

Beloved by many for their spectacular garden blooms and lush orchestration of colors, textures, plant variation (including ornamental and native plants), cottage gardens embody a distinct informal design using more traditional materials and dense plantings.

Landscape Trends for 2018

Incorporating tranquility in the landscape through calming sounds, smells, and views will continue to be popular and oft-used by our design team. We’ve long known that meandering streams, water fountains, and natural pools add incredible peace-of-mind-value to any outdoor ‘room’.

Taking time to savor autumn

We like to think of fall season as a time to begin slowing our pace and shifting our focus from outside to in. Not in Colorado!

Why would anyone need a landscape designer?

Landscapes literally grow in value over time. Hire the highest-caliber landscape designer you can find to maximize this important home investment.

Just in time for winter: extending your indoors out

Homeowners remain steadfast in wanting to spend a large chunk of their time outdoors, even on chillier days and evenings. Extending our indoor comforts to our home’s outdoor environment continues to be a big trend (or would that be bringing the outdoors in, closer to home)?

The Energy of Outdoor Spaces

A contemplative approach to landscape design is a hallmark of our work at Outdoor Craftsmen. Our founder, Scott Deemer, is a philosopher and fine artist at heart and that informs all aspects of our work culture, and our work. Read more to learn about how this influences our designs, and improves the spaces we work in.

Tips for late summer landscaping

Outdoor Craftsmen fields client questions focused on late summer/early fall.

Planning for an outdoor Fire Feature

Create a comfortable place for your family and friends to sit and relax, and be sure to hire an experienced and highly-qualified design firm like Outdoor Craftsmen to do the work. You are going for ambience, warmth, and glow – not some huge monstrosity that clashes with the rest of your outdoor living spaces.

Heat busting landscape winner!

The options for high-tech high-style heat busting solutions are well beyond the vine covered trellises of old.

Outdoor Craftsmen gives sage advice in recent Denver Post article

Outdoor Craftsmen lead designer Chris Holthouser contributed his expertise and advice in a recent article published in The Denver Post. The article about irrigation/sprinkler systems sought out experienced landscape professionals to recommend solving the problems with landscape irrigation systems.