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Landscape Architecture Design in Broomfield, CO: Standards in Excellence
What does a landscape architecture design company do? "The art and practice of designing the outdoor environment, especially designing parks or gardens together with buildings and roads." This is the how the dictionary defines landscape architecture. Broomfield, CO is listed as one of the top 50 places to live in the U.S., not only for the great quality of life and shopping it offers for residents, but also because of its proximity to 8,000 acres of open space and 280 miles of trails. What does this have to do with landscape architecture design? The answer is simple - people that live in Broomfield have high standards, as well as an attraction to the natural environment, and therefore place a high value on their outdoor living spaces.
It is no coincidence that "art" comes first in the definition. Art is the expression of the imagination, where creative skills are applied to produce works that are appreciated for their beauty and the powerful emotions they evoke. This is precisely the reason you begin your relationship with Outdoor Craftsmen by working with our team of artistic designers. When you step out into your landscaped exterior, we aim to take your breath away, just as you experience when you encounter the mountain views that create the backdrop for our city.
Next from the dictionary's definition is the word "practice". How does one practice landscape architecture? There are two ways to look at it. First, it means the actual application of something, as opposed to theories about it. Second, it refers to performing an action (or skill) repeatedly to become completely proficient in it. With over 30 years experience in landscape design and building, we have earned the standing to say we practice the art. Each hand-picked member of our award-winning team is thoroughly proficient in their specialized skill.
How Do You Know If Landscape Architecture Will Be An Improvement?
Since as far back as the ancient Mayans, people have been landscaping their yards. It is a human tendency to manipulate things for the purpose of making them look and function better. Around our homes, we change the space to be more usable and to make it a more pleasant environment. There are a multitude of reasons for landscaping your home, and when your requirements are met, the improvement is real!
Eight common reasons to upgrade your outdoor landscape:
- Increase the curb appeal of your home.
- Add features for entertaining, such as a swimming pool, fireplace or outdoor kitchen.
- Sustainability - create a natural habitat that saves water.
- Increase the market value of your home.
- Plant specific types of trees, foliage and gardens.
- Accommodate changes in your lifestyle or life situation.
- Increase safety and security.
- Reduce time and expenses spent for maintenance.
What Happens During the Building Phase?
Your project manager works very closely with you to ensure that as the phases of your landscape design and building progress your goals are achieved to your utmost satisfaction. Clear communication is essential to a successful outcome.
Once our design team has developed a plan that balances your preferences, lifestyle, budget and the current layout of the terrain on your property perfectly, our professional tradesmen move forward with the construction. They are highly knowledgeable in the field of horticulture and completely familiar with the materials used in landscape architecture. They work in four primary areas:
Terrain. Changing the shape of your land happens first. It can mean grading areas to flatten them, backfilling holes with dirt and stone, building up mounded sections or creating terraces. It can also involve moving large landscaping boulders and stones into place. While this is going on our tradesmen install the correct drainage to prevent flooding, as well as irrigation systems and buried plumbing or electrical lines.
Structures. This step involves anything that must be built or constructed, such as walls, decks, walkways, patios, fences, raised planters, pergolas, etc. It requires skilled tradesmen that work with stone, concrete, metal, wood, gas lines, plumbing and electrical.
Installation. If you decided to invest in a swimming pool, a spa, a fireplace, water features, outdoor kitchen equipment, or audio visual equipment, this is the time it must be installed. All of your plumbing, gas and electrical fixtures will be added now. Ornamental finishes or art pieces may be included in this step, if they were not a part of a previous phase.
Plants. In most cases, your planting happens as the finishing touch. This is the addition of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers that are native to the climate and will survive the varying weather conditions in the Broomfield region. It may also include gardens with your favorite vegetables. Depending on your landscape design, certain trees or greenery may be planted during an earlier phase, if it is most appropriate.
We work with you the carefully select the materials and components that suit your unique landscape and achieve the look you imagined. As your design comes to life and your outdoor area transforms, we take every precaution, and strive for excellence in delivering the artistic vision that was developed during your collaboration with our designers.
Make An Appointment to Discuss Your Landscape Architecture Design
Our commitment to our clients is what sets us apart. We are solution-oriented, providing only the highest level of customer service and superior workmanship. You will find that the investment in your home adds a spectacular dimension to your living space, while increasing the value of your home significantly.
We also give you the option to continue with Outdoor Craftsmen through our maintenance plans. We are as dedicated to the ongoing success of your new landscape as we are to designing and building it. We provide impeccable care for your exterior plants and grounds, as well as for your indoor plants. Our services include seasonal and holiday changes in plants and decorative touches. For you, we create an exquisite environment, in sync with your lifestyle that makes you glad you have arrived home!
To get started on your new landscape architecture, Broomfield, CO homeowners may contact us today to set up an appointment. We look forward to discovering what personally inspires you and creating your unique landscape art form.
"The attention to detail was quite extraordinary and the commitment by the team to get it just right made it a very easy project for us as the homeowners."
-Elaine and Daniel Berg | Boulder Colorado