Landscapes, like many things, can get old and tired and worn out. Pathways may crumble, plantings may perform less reliably after years of giving it their all, and even trees can show signs of aging by being unhealthy, pest oriented, or simply overgrown.
When is the best time to consider a landscape redo?
- When you see visible signs of aging (cracked bark where it shouldn’t be, pest problems, constant damage from deer or birds (i.e. woodpeckers), you have too much lawn (using too much water), trees are a safety hazard, pathways or retaining walls cracking and unsightly, drainage issues, poor materials used originally
- When it no longer aligns with your lifestyle (retired, empty nester, now having kids, acquired a puppy or other animal, no longer have animals, becoming grandparents, adding on to the home)
- Landscape is overgrown, difficult to manage/maintain, takes too much water to look good, plantings looking woody or failing to grow and bloom in an aesthetically pleasing way
- Doesn’t have the features you desire such as a pond, pool, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, optimal lines of sight, maximization of views and/or privacy, noise reduction, heated sidewalk/driveway, outdoor art, sensual appeal (sound, smell, feel, beauty)
The landscapes that Outdoor Craftsmen create look fresh and current for many years after the initial design and build. This is a testament to their award-winning designs, and to the outstanding recommendations they offer when selecting the plantings for your space and its microclimates.
A longtime metro-Denver landscape company, Outdoor Craftsmen considers the topography of your site along with specific conditions to be aware of (wind, sun, shade, drainage etc.). They’ll want to know who will be using the yard, whether you have a ‘theme’ in mind as part of your vision, and make all plantings work for your goals and the environment in which your home is set.
Choosing environmentally sound plantings for your space will protect and preserve the environment much longer than those not fit for the particulars of your unique outdoor space. Choosing quality materials at the planning stage will give the space its best chance of standing the test of time.
We think about the future of every landscape we create, and never design or build for the ‘here and now’. The passage of time will affect everything, and we account for that when working with clients. Your landscape needs to last and look superb doing so!