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Landscape Designer in Longmont, CO: Highlighting Your Values
Planning for landscape architecture in Longmont, CO presents an interesting challenge. The city is eclectic in nature, complete with a techie, college town atmosphere and an austere historic section surrounded by some of the most spectacular waterways and mountain terrain in the state. Our team of designers see it as an opportunity to hone their skills and utilize their creativity to the max!
From the first moment our landscape designer team meets with our clients, our time is defined by which of these elements will become the focal points, based on your personal values. When the last of our trades vehicles rolls away from your property and we "hand you the keys to your new kingdom," our greatest reward comes from knowing we have delivered an outdoor living space that is beyond your expectations.
We view landscape architecture as an art form and your home is where a collaborative effort takes place to develop a masterpiece. Much like a woodcarver inspecting a block of oak to see the inner shape waiting to be skillfully uncovered, our landscape designer team assesses your property, looking for clues that we can use to bring out the best qualities your land has to offer.
Outdoor Craftsmen is noted for unsurpassed landscape installation because we see your entire project through from start to finish. Our award-winning team is comprised of landscape designers, tradesmen and horticultural maintenance experts. The entire team is informed and each member makes their contribution impeccably.
Incorporating Your Values into Your Landscape Architecture
Designing and implementing a new outdoor living space involves ongoing discovery of your personal preferences and values. Each is its own category.
Preferences refer primarily to aesthetics. For example, you like certain colors or textures more than others. You might prefer the look of natural woods over metal and concrete. Modern fixtures might suit you better than classic. Soft, recessed lighting could be easier on your eyes than "out front" LED bulbs. Perhaps you enjoy the gentle fragrance of flowering trees far more than the sharpness of towering pines. These are all points we discuss with you so that we may come to a decision regarding the types of hardscape and softscape materials used in the construction.
More important is understanding what you value. Core values describe your fundamental beliefs and dictate your behavior. In designing your landscape they are like a compass, guiding us in the best direction for you. Here are some examples:
- You are a private person, or an outgoing, "open to the world" kind of person.
- You would never dream of bringing your work home with you, or you revel in the fact you can telecommute.
- Everything has to be in its place at times, or that “wild child" in you thrives on a measure of chaos.
- You take things cautiously, or your adventurous spirit gets you into a bit of a fix at times.
- In a crowd, you prefer to blend in, or you have to be the center of attention, regardless.
- You thoroughly enjoy listening to music, or you are drawn to being the music-maker.
- You trust what the experts are telling you, or you choose to be a leader in research and discovery.
- You strive for awakening through meditation and inner reflection, or you find your truth face-to-face with the natural elements.
Knowing your preferences allows us to make technical choices, but knowing you as a human being and what you value helps us align your outdoor living space with your purpose.
Practical Application and Safety for Your Landscape
Obviously, there are many considerations to be made when designing and building a new outdoor space. From your perspective as the homeowner, your outdoor living space is an extension of your home. Some of our clients find the transformation to their landscapes so refreshing that they want the exterior of their home remodeled as well. We have you covered - our trades people will give your home a professional upgrade that harmonizes perfectly with your landscape architecture.
Another aspect of discovery is learning you will you be doing in your new landscape. Consider the following questions:
- Do you have young children or grandchildren now, or soon to arrive?
- Are the people in your home physically mobile or do some require walkers or wheelchairs to get around?
- Do you plan to have a swimming pool or spa of any size where safety is a consideration?
- In warmer weather, would you prefer to do most of your cooking outside?
- Does your family participate in outdoor sports or entertainment activities?
- Are you planning to do paperwork or computer work outside?
- Would you like to have a quiet alcove for reading or meditation?
- Do you want your home protected from public view?
- Will motorized vehicles such as golf carts or lawn tractors be used on your property.
- Will you be doing mainly family gatherings or business entertainment?
- Would you enjoy feeling part of nature while being protected from the weather conditions we experience at times in Longmont, CO?
- Do you have pets?
- Do you like to grow your own vegetables?
- Are you planning to sell your home in the near future?
We Enjoy Long-Term Relationships with Our Clients
Earlier, we described Longmont as being an eclectic city, but as you may see by now, you are equally as diverse by way of lifestyle choices and interests. It is the combination of the points mentioned above that make you who you are, and this is what we strive to highlight in your landscape architecture. During the process of the designing and building phases your project manager works closely with you to ensure that timelines and goals are achieved with excellence. We deliver quickly and expediently, always within your budget.
We use the lay of the land to the best advantage for ongoing sustainability, energy efficiency and cooperation with the natural environment. Once the job is complete, we offer a full range of maintenance services to care for you hardscape features, gardens, trees and shrubs. We go above and beyond by providing services to hand-water your indoor plants and hang your seasonal décor.
Outdoor Craftsmen offers a unique blend of skilled professionals and services that create an outstanding outdoor environment for your home. Get started by contacting us today. We look forward to designing and building a spectacular landscape architecture with you in mind!
"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