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Upscale Landscape Architecture in Westminster, CO
Imagine paddling your canoe across a lake with water so clear it is fit to drink, spotting a bald eagle and minutes later hopping into your car, headed for some of the best shopping the local retail district has to offer. For residents of Westminster, CO, this far from a figment of the imagination - it is real life and it happens on a daily basis! At Outdoor Craftsmen, we can relate to the appreciation of living in a city with all the conveniences of modern life, yet literally within a stone's throw of miles of open trails, mountain vistas and gorgeous forests. These qualities are highly revered and given special placement in our landscape architecture designs.
What Is Landscape Architecture?
Landscape architecture encompasses many things, but uppermost, it entails arranging your outdoor space to accommodate the activities you prioritize, and providing a gorgeous, enjoyable place to bask in fresh Colorado air. It uses natural and man-made elements to add decorative and practical value to your property.
From start to completion, we take care of your landscaping project. We collaborate with you throughout each phase, ensuring that every detail of your plan is given the attention it warrants, resulting in a dream landscape that surpasses your expectations.
Landscape Design. From the first phone call, our team of landscape architects and designers takes the time to get to know your personal preferences and vision. Even if you are still looking for ideas, you can count on us to guide you in the direction that results in a unique, customized outdoor space.
Property Assessment. We do a thorough "up close and personal" analysis of your property to get familiar with the layout of the land. We note the soil conditions, micro-climates, drainage and any old materials or plant life (trees) that should be removed prior to the building phase.
Irrigation, Grading and Drainage. This is where the foundation for your new landscape is established. Our skilled tradesmen carefully re-shape the land, preparing the base for the hardscape and softscape elements about to be installed. Irrigation and drainage systems are buried in the earth to provide future water management.
Hardscaping. All of the man-made or "hard" elements in your landscape are included under the term, "hardscape". This can be patios, pergolas, walkways, fences, retaining walls, fireplaces, water features, decorative boulders and stone, etc. They provide the structure into which the softscape materials are placed.
Softscaping. This is the living part of your outdoor space. It includes trees, grasses, plants, shrubs, flowers and vegetable gardens. Our horticultural team helps you choose the trees that give you a certain look, or provide sufficient shade during the many sunny days we experience in Westminster, CO. We hand-select plants that are food-bearing or produce glorious blooms and fragrances.
Exterior Lighting. Sunset has never stopped an outdoor enthusiast from spending evening hours under the spectacular Colorado starlit skies. We can provide just the right amount of lighting, artistically designed to illuminate the areas of your yard that need it. For energy-efficiency, we can install solar-powered or LED lights.
Exterior Home Upgrades. While you are at it, you might just decide that it is time to give the exterior of your home a "facelift". Our designers and craftsmen can revitalize your home with any architectural style you choose. We blend it expertly with the features in your new landscape, creating an appealing, cohesive effect.
Sustainability In Landscape Design for Westminster, CO
Every property comes with its own unique characteristics, and we enjoy the challenge of using artistry and science to achieve a luxurious outdoor extension to your home. It is only fitting, with the ever-present reminder given by the pristine, mountainous backdrop to our city, that our landscapes be consciously sustainable. This means that the demands on your landscape are met in a way that allows all species, humans included, to coexist harmoniously. In landscape architecture, it implies establishing an environment that minimizes the use of resources such as electricity and water. How is this achieved?
- Through the science of biodiversity, our horticultural experts can select plant specimens that support each other well within an ecosystem. We choose hardy grasses, plants and trees that thrive naturally in the Colorado climate.
- Xeriscaping is a system of landscaping that uses native, drought-resistant plants to reduce the need for artificial watering. We arrange the drainage on your property to divert rainwater to your greenery. Decorative stone and tiles are installed to provide balance and relief from large expanses of lawn that demand high volumes of moisture. Combined, all of this can lower your water consumption up to 60 percent.
- When the opportunity arises, we can install more than just solar-powered lighting. With the advances in energy-saving technology, you have numerous options available for solar heaters, batteries, motors or equipment that reduce the load on your electric consumption.
Our Promise To Deliver A Luxurious Landscape
We guarantee that each time you step out the door of your home, you will once again experience the "wow factor" after we have completed our work and handed back stewardship of your land. It is our aim to use our award-winning landscape expertise and commitment to the highest standards of excellence to create stunning scenes that mirror the panoramic natural setting and modern amenities that make Westminster, CO a great place to live.
Every choice made in the planning of your landscape is a contribution to your lifestyle. Whether you are a professional requiring elegant outdoor settings for business entertainment, a family needing open spaces for active kids, or retired grandparents that want a cozy outdoor fireplace to toast marshmallows with your grandchildren, we do it all and more!
Our landscape architecture brings out the best in your outside living space. With thoughtful consideration and creative thinking, we bring luxury and practicality together in a custom design that will take your breath away! We continue to nurture your landscape through ongoing and seasonal care. We look forward to getting to you know and how we can collaborate to build the landscape you will enjoy for years to come. Contact us today - we are ready to get started on your project!
"The front yard went from hated to loved and we are pleased with the ambiance it creates for the entrance of our home. Your suggestions along the way were thoroughly thought out and planned beyond what we would have thought of."
-Brandyn and Cindy Hohs| Frederick Colorado