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Landscape Installation in Longmont, CO: Why Our Clients Come First
The word "Longmont" is the French derivation of Longs Peak, a prominent nearby mountain named for 1800's explorer, Stephen Harriman Long. As a topical engineer and railway engineer, he spent time in Colorado with a team of nineteen men. The group consisted of artists, naturalists, a zoologist and a physician. These prestigious explorers set the tone for the culture we experience in our city today - forward thinking, creative, and appreciative of the natural environment. These are precisely the qualities that the award-winning designers and builders at Outdoor Craftsmen strive to honor for each landscape installation in Longmont, CO.
You can think of landscaping as an addition to your home, but on the outside. It is a decorative, yet highly functioning living space. From the design concept to building and maintenance, we partner with you to ensure the results are reflective of your preferences and lifestyle values. Each member of our team is skilled and professionally certified. You can be confident in knowing we offer excellence in customer service, landscape solutions and superior workmanship.
Why is Landscape Installation Important?
Our clients have a variety of unique reasons for deciding to have their properties landscaped:
- Elevate their sense of well-being and quality of life.
- Add a broader context and depth to their lives.
- Increase the aesthetics and cultural meaning to their homes.
- Reconnect with nature and spend time outdoors.
- Improve energy efficiency and environmental impact.
- Increase the market value of their homes.
There are hundreds of directions you can go with your new landscape and we offer consultation services to help you get started. We do a professional assessment of your outdoor space and offer suggestions to successfully bring your vision alive. Regardless of the size of your project, we ensure stunning results that support all the reasons you were motivated to consider upgrading your yard.
We take your landscape installation personally. Our goal is to create an outdoor paradise fully customized to your needs. We enjoy the creative challenge of discovering progressive solutions
Does Landscaping Really Increase the Value of My Home?
This is one of the questions most commonly asked by our clients, and we understand its validity. It makes sense financially that every upgrade to your home should add to its market value. While you may not plan to sell your home anytime soon, it is something to that you may choose consider in the future.
According to industry standards, the perceived increase in value to a home is 15 to 20 percent, depending on the sophistication of the landscape design. It starts with the simple addition of plants around the home and escalates to elaborate installation of hardscape and softscape features. Conclusively, research shows that from a home buyer's perspective, a home's value increases exponentially based on the complexity of the landscape.
It comes down to curb appeal since this is the first impression a potential buyer receives when they view it from the "curb". It is one of the most important factors in selling a home since buyers tend to move on if the exterior of the house and property look plain or unkempt. At Outdoor Craftsmen, we are keenly aware that you never get a "second chance to make a first impression". Knowing that you are making an investment in your property, we determine to make outdoor and garden improvements that add to the "wow" factor of your home.
How to Choose a Landscaping Company
Once you have made the determination to have your property professionally landscaped, the next big decision is who is going to do the work. This can be confusing. Some companies offer design or construction services, but not both. Hiring a designer means you could end up with a great plan on paper, but what next? You now have to search for a contractor that does the construction, or you are faced with the enormous undertaking of locating and hiring individual tradesmen for each aspect of the project. This can literally give you nightmares!
Fortunately, we remove the stress and worry from the beginning. You are assigned a personal project manager that coordinates the artistic designers, skilled tradesmen, horticulturalists and maintenance specialists throughout each phase of the process. Ultimately, all you do is impart your vision to us and we do the rest!
Here are points to consider when determining if a landscape installation company will pass your "litmus" test:
- Are they receptive to your ideas and goals?
- Do you have good, clear communication?
- Have they taken the time to find out how you want to use your outdoor space?
- Are they aware of the overall feeling you want your landscape to evoke?
- Can they cooperate with your timeline?
- Do they allow you to make the final material choices?
- Is environmental impact important to them?
- How accurately are they staying within your agreed upon budget?
- Are they solution-oriented?
The Outdoor Craftsmen standards are at the top in each of these categories. With over thirty years industry experience, we are no strangers to hard work, high ethics and superior customer service. Nature is what inspires us to combine color, textures, stone, fire, water, greenery and fragrances to manifest your dream landscape. Using unparalleled communication and sensitivity to your needs, we transform you outdoor space from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Schedule Your Landscape Design Consultation
Our goal is to provide you with a gorgeous exterior landscape to enjoy as long as you own your home, and that adds significant market value should you decide to sell. We take pride in the long term relationships we develop with our clients, as we continue to maintain and add special touches to their landscapes after the building phase is complete.
Much like Stephen H. Long and his team of experts that explored this area so many decades ago, we infuse creativity and innovation into each landscape installation in Longmont, CO. We place high value on our clients, and want to get to know you and your property so that we create a luxurious outdoor living area above and beyond your expectations. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation. You come first and we are excited to speak with 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