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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.

What's on your outdoor wish list?

From terraces to fire features, natural swimming pools with cabanas to greenhouses and putting greens, this handy wish list doesn’t miss a beat in providing imagination in having everything you could possibly conjure in your great outdoors.

Summer Solstice - the Luxuirously Longest Day of the Year

Tuesday June 20st is Summer Solstice – that time of year when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky and those of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the first day of Summer. We hear a collective “ahhhh” as we ditch the fleece and don breezy dresses and woven Fedoras.

The benefits of a blank slate

Starting over is a best possible approach for many tired, overgrown landscapes. Beginning anew serves numerous positive purposes in the environment.

The "Big Reveal'

In less than an hour on renovation television, viewers are privy to clashes between designer, builder, and homeowner over those “we’ve found a problem” moments, and cringe when they increase the budget or make painful compromises.

Warm your outdoor entertaining space

Outdoor 'fire pits' have come a long way since the days of simple circular in-ground pits created with basic concrete pavers. Elevated well beyond the ‘pit’, today’s fire features are stunning in their design, materials (think crushed glass), and variety.

Top considerations when hiring a landscape company

Embarking on a dream landscape project is an important decision. You will be making major decisions about how you want to live when outside of your home, about problems you wish to solve in the landscape (noise, privacy, erosion, sustainability), and about what investment value the work will bring to the home overall.

Landscape Classics for 2017

Some things never go out of style. This holds true for fashion, cars, jewelry, and architecture. And landscaping. The most beautiful landscapes and environments in the world are memorable because they are beautiful to behold, the contain intentional elements of function and aesthetics, and because they stir in us feelings of reverence, vitality, and humility.

Good Bones Make Great Gardens

The difference between a good garden and a great one – the one that touches your soul and lifts your spirit, that offers sanctuary in any moment, that is at once exuberant and contained – is what landscape artisans call the ‘bones’.

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