At this recently designed and installed garden just outside of Boulder, we replaced large amounts of sod with beautiful perennial and deciduous plants. As Colorado’s population continues to grow, the need for yards and spaces like this which conserve water rather than consume it rises. In the heat of the summer, our typical Colorado lawns may need more than to 2.5” of water or more per week. That’s over 1-2 gallons of water for every square foot of sod. Imagine dumping 1-2 milk jugs of water on every square foot of your lawn. Those water bills can add up. While it takes upfront cost and labor, converting your yard into plantings is an investment with large returns. The amount of water used is typically reduced by over half and the enjoyment of watching a garden grow through the seasons is incalculable.
each project is held in tension by the framework of good design. While our specialty is plant-driven design using native, well-adapted plants, we follow the basic design principles of order, unity and rhythm for every project. This approach ensures each space is imbued with the balance of graceful lines and an appealing beauty. On top of this, all of our designs work to help soils conserve water and promote native pollinators in each garden.
Lince Rossa, Planting
In a community surrounded by open space at the foot of the rockies, these gardens are exposed to some of the region’s most extreme wind and weather. We chose this colorful palette of hearty perennials, shrubs and trees to capture and reflect the bold romance of the home and natural setting.These photos, taken during the planting of the gardens in 2017, capture the joy and excitement experienced at this phase of the landscape installation. The process of living plants mathematically laid out by our designers and carefully placed in the soil by our attentive staff is both gratifying and foretelling of the life and fullness that is to come.