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When frigid winter days have you longing for spring showers and their magical flowers, there is no need to suffer in silence.
2144 Helen CtParker, CO 80138
From Business: We've got a knack for excavating. Landscaping and material installation. For more than two decades our Family owned business has been improving metro Denver prope…
8585 E Warren AveDenver, CO 80231
Great service! Always on time and willing to assist me with any lawn care issues I may have.
1510 S Acoma StDenver, CO 80223
VERY POOR SERVICE from sprinkler company Aqua Corporation in Denver. I had a sprinkler leak from a burst pipe which flowed underground down the s…
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Cardenas Concrete (Luis, Jorge and crew) did a fantastic job pouring and finishing our concrete patio -- quite a job as our patio is 20" high. Work…
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The Perfect Lawn recently installed a complete backyard landscape in my recently constructed home. I collected several estimates over the past few months and found The Perfect Lawns pricing to be competitive. I worked with Mike, the sales rep to develop a plan and agree on a price based on a very detailed drawing my fiancée created. My HOA accepted the plan without change as we were very careful to review and understand their requirements first. Mike advised me that Paul, the owner, would remain on site throughout the entire job. I requested a meeting with Paul before start of work so that I could convey all my thoughts and concerns. This was a very good meeting and I recommend this step so there is a clear understanding on both sides of things that may not necessarily be conveyed by the plan. Paul indicated the job would take a week, which truthfully I felt was optimistic. Paul and his team of landscapers arrived at 7 am each day. On day one (Tuesday), builder’s spec steps were demolished and forms for a patio were set. On day two (Wednesday), the stained and stamped patio was poured and covered and trenches were started for the irrigation system. Paul alerted me that with the forecast snow, his team would not be working for the rest of the week because it would be too muddy. The team showed again at 7 am Monday morning (day three), where they installed the sprinkler system, planted two 6 foot evergreens, cut the diamond pattern in the patio and sealed it, and laid forms defining the grass / mulch / dry creek / sitting area and surrounding river rock areas. On day four, they laid approximately 28 tons of rock and several cubic yards of mulch, amended the soil for the turf areas. On day five (Wednesday) they laid the turf, adjusted sprinklers and detailed all their work. Job done in five days. Each day the team would clean up after themselves and not one bit of trash was left behind. Worth mentioning, I was very impressed with how Paul did stay on site and was explaining how to do certain things “the right way” to his newer crew members. I was also impressed by how courteous and helpful the team was to me, and even more so by how well they treated each other. I saw them joking around, I heard them saying please and thank you to each other – honestly I never expected that and have never witnessed it before. I highly recommend The Perfect Lawn to anyone.
Great experience with Chris and his guys. They dug out a bunch of roses and boxwood shrubs, planted a palm and some other succulents, put down rock and re-did the drip irrigation. They showed up on time, worked hard and got it all done in a day and a half. Couldn't have been nicer guys. Everything was done as we had discussed and they were great about moving a few of the plants around so the placement was exactly as I wanted (we live in a modern home and wanted a minimal number of plants). The drip irrigation has worked very well. Everything was very clean when they left too. Chris also came by in kind of an urgent situation when I accidentally broke an irrigation pipe in the front yard. I thought I was digging at a stubborn root...whoops. He came by right away was great about fixing it then and there for a reasonable price. I'm planning some other work and will use Douglas Landscaping and Concrete. Trustworthy, hard working and knows his stuff
We hired Douglas Landscaping and Concrete to do a Landscape Design for our Castle Pines home early this spring. They came back to us two weeks later with a beautiful Landscape Design that encompassed everything that we had discussed and more. Due to our own budget restraints, we could only implement the backyard landscaping which included an outdoor kitchen, a sports court and a new lawn area. We are so happy with everything. Chris and his team were a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend this Landscape company to people that are looking for a "one stop shop" for their exterior needs.
If you are looking for a quality, professional grade, service oriented company that offers custom work to reflect your lifestyle, Douglas Landscaping and Concrete is the company for you. They will personally meet with you to discuss your wants and needs in your landscaping, irrigation and drainage issues. You can be assured that you will receive personalized attention and the best they have to offer.
Douglas Landscaping has excellent hardworking staff who care about their work and providing quality materials and service. Our neighbors used them and highly recommended them. My wife and I are very happy with the work they did for us, specifically we are pleased with the selection of quality plants and engaged staff.
We loved the lawn care package (The Works) that we did with you last year. Your crews made it possable to not have any worries or concerns about the lawn maintenance or the snow removal. We will be signing up for it again this year. Thank you I will spread the word.
We had our backyard completely overhauled. They were prompt and professional. I got almost daily updates as to the progress of the project as well as a detailed breakdown of all costs. The final project was better than I could possibly have imagined.
I needed an estimate on a job for this upcoming spring. They sent a guy out and he gave me a fair price for the many features I needed. I will be using Hughes this spring.
Nature's beauty can be seen everywhere through landscape designs. Not everyone has a green thumb or the knowledge to coordinate a landscaping plan that's aesthetically pleasing and meets the unique needs of the property. Landscape contractors can help add curb appeal to the exterior of your home or strategize how plants should be laid out.
Generally, landscape contractors create or refurbish outdoor spaces by planting trees, lawns, shrubs and flowers, and constructing paths, decks and patios. These professionals will generally discuss client requirements, how the landscaped area will be used, and the client's preference for certain styles. After this initial meeting, landscapers will select the materials they need and start carrying out their construction and planting plans.
With the number and variety of properties that need landscaping services, it should come as no surprise that there are many different providers to choose from. In fact, there are nearly 500,000 active landscaping businesses in the U.S. This demand is driven by the continued growth in domestic housing markets. Steady disposable income has also been a major reason for households to outsource their yard care.
Landscaping contractors have a wide variety of techniques that they can use to spruce up your yard. Here are some of the most common landscaping attributes that you can find at most homes:
Homeowners and businesses may stray from annuals and biennials due to planning and costs associated with them - instead, look to fill your garden with perennials. These plants return every year, making them a budget-friendly option. You may choose to do a one-color floral garden or a combination of colorful perennials. Look at plants like allium, buddleia, coneflower, sage and veronica for inspiration when choosing perennials.
Homeowners can mix and match different kinds of trees to enhance their yard. Evergreens like spruce, magnolia, holly and firs keep their leaves year-round. Deciduous trees, on the other hand, have leaves that change color and fall off in colder months. Pair different types of trees together for ample yard coverage.
If you want to guide guests around your yard, try using pathways. You can dig shallow holes to make the stones flush with the ground, providing an appealing walkway. Pavers can also be arranged in geometric patterns to cover unused ground space or bare earth.
Landscape contractors can also build a structure that will enhance your yard. Perhaps you decide to put in a koi pond, or that you want to build out your patio. Landscape contractors have the knowledge, tools and design expertise to carry out these construction projects.
Homeowners and business managers should call landscaping contractors as these professionals have the tools and expertise to carry out jobs such as:
Planting Trees and Flowers
Landscapers are often called out to roll out sod as well as plant trees and flowers. These contractors have the design aesthetic to help you plan the best layout for your particular space. Landscapers can also tell you if certain plants aren't cut out for your climate. Not only will you get a beautiful yard, but you'll also have foliage that will last over the years.
Sprinkler systems are beneficial for a variety of locations, but many DIY irrigation projects can lead to incorrect installations. Some problems include poor-quality components, improper pipe sizing, too many sprinkler-heads per zone, and inadequate head spacing. These systems are difficult to install, and a DIYer can easily make mistakes. Landscape contractors can situate sprinklers methodically to maintain your plants and ensure that the irrigation system is set up correctly.
Building Retaining Walls
If you have a retaining wall or are putting one in, proper installation is crucial. Landscapers see issues like lack of proper base preparation, unattractive wall blocks, mitered cuts at corners and no drainage chimney installed behind the wall. To prevent your wall from crumbling, call a landscape contractor to construct one.
Besides putting in plants and trees, building decks and patios are the most common jobs for a landscape contractor. These professionals have the best materials and tools available to create the look that you desire. DIY projects can end with structurally unsound builds, requiring additional time and money to fix the issues. Good landscapers will ensure a solid result that melds with the rest of your landscape design.
Homeowners and contractors can draw a lot of inspiration from landscaping styles used all over the world. There are some limitations to your options, such as what plants you can use based on the climate you live in, how much space you have to work with and any homeowners-association compliance regulations. However, once you address these main areas, landscaping design is only as restricted as your imagination.
Many homeowners are starting to use the Mediterranean design style for their landscapes. This option is becoming popular around the world because it takes advantage of new varieties of palm trees and plants that conform to different climates. The diversity of this flora is what makes this approach so appealing.
Southwest Landscape Design
If you live in an arid region, this style is likely going to be the best choice for your landscaping. Using a mix of garden decor and plants, Southwest design aims to make the most of plants that retain water well and can handle dry, warm climates. Pathways, patios and lawn ornaments can help cover the space and complement available flora.
Japanese Garden Style
Japanese-style landscapes are known for providing a serene space. This design uses a number of techniques to make the area look bigger than it is and to create a calm, beautiful atmosphere.
No matter which style you choose, there are some main considerations that should go into your design. Homeowners need to anticipate equipment access needed to create a deck or patio, as some tools may be too big for the space. They will also want to start by choosing a focal point. It should stand out but still be connected to the rest of the landscape. Accenting your home with thoughtful plantings to highlight its features will add curb appeal and enhance its characteristics.
Landscape work is not cheap, so it's in your best interest to make sure that it's done to your requirements and that you get the best contractor to do the job. Consider these factors before hiring a contractor:
Every good contractor should have a list of recently completed jobs that you can see in their portfolio. They should also have a list of references that you can contact, or properties that you can see in person. Feedback from these sources can reveal necessary information about the quality of the contractor's work, dependability, responsiveness and capacity to carry out your particular project.
Certification and Memberships
Landscape contractors also should have relevant certifications from reputable programs, like Certified Landscape Technician. You should also ask for a list of professional activities, affiliations and awards to gauge interest in professional growth and commitment to excellence. Contractors may be part of the International Society of Arboriculture, The Irrigation Association and numerous other organizations that are committed to providing better training and education in the industry.
Homeowners should require that the contractor submit certificates verifying compliance with safety, insurance, workers' compensation and drug and alcohol testing programs. This will give you peace of mind that the contractor has gone through all the steps under industry regulations.
Pricing and Billing
Homeowners should know how much they'll need to pay for the contractor's service as well as how they will be billed for this work. Ask about any design fees, if quoted prices are fixed or estimates, and what the payment process will be. Clarifying these items in the beginning will prevent any surprise expenses.
States have different requirements regarding landscape-contractor operations. Check the specific regulations for your area, and verify that your contractor has the necessary licenses. These may include a state contractor's license, pesticide license, CDL driver's license and license to sell and purchase nursery stock. It's important to ensure that your landscape contractor complies with established rules before beginning your project.
When it comes to working with landscaping materials, safety must be the top priority. There is a wide range of services within the industry, many of which come with a risk of injury. Employers must conduct all required training in a language and vocabulary that workers can understand. Training must demonstrate the hazards of operating certain machinery, like stone cutters and splitters, as well as how to use them appropriately. It's important to verify that your landscape contractor has taken the necessary steps to fully train its personnel and that the appropriate safety precautions are in place.