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Landscaping with Outdoor Living in Mind

January 30th, 2020

The typical backyard used to simply be a place for a patio, lawn, and maybe a few trees for shade. On occasion, we might consider decorative boulders or a koi pond.  Now, we are seeing homeowners turning their dreams into a reality by installing much more elaborate outdoor entertainment spaces. Beautiful stone patios and low maintenance decks are now being equipped with outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and luxurious seating areas. 

Outdoor living is an extension of your home’s living area – taken outside! Sometimes phrased as ‘bringing the inside out’, many of our clients love being able to enjoy the outdoors while cooking, reading, entertaining, or even watching tv!  Pavilions, pergolas, and shade sails are frequently used to create the feeling of an outdoor room. 

Have you dreamed of sitting outside on your custom patio without the threat of heat, glaring sun, or an afternoon rainstorm to drive you back inside the house? The possibilities are endless for creating your unique outdoor room, and the floor and ceiling are only the beginning.  Many outdoor rooms include a cooking area, cozy furniture, and possibly a water feature for added enjoyment.  Why stop there?  In Colorado, most of us love to be outside well after the sun sets.  By adding soft, high efficiency LED lighting or installing a custom built fireplace, we can extend the fun well into the evening hours.

Stay tuned for more blogs on each of these outdoor living aspects in the near future. Creating custom outdoor living spaces for our clients is our bread and butter, and we are excited to dive into all the possibilities further in the coming months!

Once the “hardscape” features are established, it’s time to plan the rest of the landscape.  Are you looking to add some color and texture into the space?  Our designers can help brainstorm custom solutions to integrate colorful, low maintenance plantings that will add year round interest.  Are you looking to create screen for added privacy? No need to worry! With access to the diverse inventory at our sister company, Fossil Creek Nursery, we can provide many options for plantings that suit your project’s unique challenges.  

Alpine Gardens loves creating custom designs, so chat with one of our designers to see your dreams become a reality! Browse our gallery for more inspiration and ideas.

Speak to our designers today by giving Alpine Gardens a call at (970) 226-2296. We service homes across northern Colorado and the front range, including Berthoud, Greeley, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Windsor, Loveland and everything in between.