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Elegant Landscape Installation in Erie, CO
The people of Erie, CO are members of a vital community that cares deeply about providing opportunities for exceptional quality of life, and coexisting in cooperation with the natural environment. It is a place that offers a wonderful balance of historic and futuristic values. The residents come from diverse backgrounds, with many interests and fields of expertise. These dynamic attributes are equaled by the variety of distinctive architectural styles of the homes in the area. As leaders in landscape installation, we at Outdoor Craftsmen give the highest standards of service in designing and building outdoor living spaces that reflect these outstanding qualities.
Components of Landscape Installation
Once our team of artistic designers has successfully drawn the plan for your new landscape, it is time for our craftsmen and horticultural gardeners to put on their tool belts and go to work! All of the progressive thought that went into your design will now be implemented, bringing your outdoor space to life. You can expect to see a flurry of activity in your yard with heavy equipment moving around, structures being built and greenery being planted. Every step of the installation is carefully paced according to a predetermined timeline for delivery, with exact adherence to every detail.
Clearing and Grading. This is the first step in the actual construction - preparing the land with a base foundation. The surface is scraped and cleared away, soil and rocks are moved to reshape the earth, and trees that are dying or impinging on the growth of other trees are removed.
Drainage Systems. Drainage in landscaping is the process of creating natural waterways entrenched in the earth so that rainwater is directed to areas where it can slowly seep into the ground, providing vital moisture for your greenery. At this step, buried drain lines may be installed to pull excess water away from the foundation of your home.
Hardscaping. Hardscaping pertains to the structural aspect of your landscape. It includes "hard" materials such as stone, tile, concrete, brick, metal or wood used to build walkways, patios, walls, fences, decks, pergolas, rockscapes etc. It can also refer to outdoor fireplaces, water features, spas and pools.
Softscaping. This is the phase where the living elements of your landscape are placed to add beauty and vibrancy to your outdoor space. Our horticultural team hand selects every tree, shrub, flower plant or grass variety. We can plant specialty fruit or food-bearing gardens.
Outdoor Lighting. This is an important part of your landscape. The spectacular night skies over this part of Colorado give outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to enjoy the evening hours. We install the lighting fixtures chosen by our design team to provide sufficient illumination in all the right places for delightful ambiance, and safety purposes.
Environmentally Friendly Landscapes
Erie, CO is a community known for being conscientious about protecting the natural environment. At Outdoor Craftsmen, we design landscapes to be in full cooperation with environmentally friendly policies, which means in essence, to reduce impact or harm upon the local ecosystems. We integrate systems into your outdoor space that initially appear to improve the aesthetics of your property, but upon closer scrutiny serve to increase its sustainability. We incorporate many of the following tactics to create a sustainable landscape:
- Diverting rainwater to specific sections of your yard, permitting it to nurture existing plant life. This also reduces soil erosion and prevents contaminants collected by runoff from eventually entering our natural waterways.
- Using native, drought-resistant plants that thrive in the normal rainfall we receive, reducing your household's water consumption.
- Planning for a good balance of hardscape and softscape element. This means installing decorative stone, patio tiles and cement work that add interesting, usable areas to your property. This replaces large expanses of lawns that require constant watering during the summer heat.
- Installing solar-powered equipment and lighting, or LED lights to lower your electricity consumption.
Design-Build Services For Your Erie, CO Landscape
We take pride in the numerous industry awards we have won over the past decades for design, build, use of color, and sustainability. They are evidence of our dedication to excellent customer service and the highest standards of workmanship we guarantee at every step of the way. Working with us means you benefit from a full range of services, from design to build. Along each phase of your landscape project, our skilled artistic designers, craftsmen and horticultural experts confidently tend to the details of your vision, since they know it exceptionally well.
At Outdoor Craftsmen, We Partner With You
From the beginning, we partner with you to determine your aesthetic preferences, values and vision for a luxury landscape. We take care to communicate with you throughout the process to ensure that every detail of your design is implemented according to plan. Each member of our team has the same goal - to deliver an outcome that exceeds your expectations. We take care of it all, offering complete transformation of your property in one company.
We have the expertise and credentials to undertake landscape remodels from scopes of simple to complex. With larger renovations, we do the build (construction) in phases to achieve the predetermined goals. This gives you the option of completing one phase of the project at a time while moving toward your greater vision.
We Deliver Thoughtful, Luxury Landscapes and Home Exteriors
We love the challenge of taking a worn or plain yard and transforming it into a stunning landscape that fits seamlessly into the majestic mountain ranges, forested parks and lakes that make up the Erie backdrop. In the same breath, we are sensitive to the fact that the exterior of your home can fall short in comparison to a gorgeously renewed outdoor space. Our landscape contractors are experienced with exterior home renovations and you can be assured that when they are complete, you will be amazed by the change. Our contractors are among the top in their specialties and can introduce innovative design concepts with spectacular results.
Each landscape installation we complete is unique and custom-designed to suit the preferences and lifestyles for our clients. Our desire is that you experience a sense of awe and incredible beauty in your new outdoor space. We continue our relationship with you through ongoing care and maintenance of your landscape. Ready to get started? Contact us today - we look forward to meeting you!
"The team at Outdoor Craftsmen is a group of talented professionals who envisioned and executed an incredible landscape for our home that went beyond our expectations."
-Mike and Lisa Dickinson | Erie Colorado