Whether you just moved in and starting from scratch, looking to update what was once enjoyed years ago or create a full backyard oasis, we're here to help. The most important question is what you are looking to accomplish with your outdoor renovation. When most people are unhappy with the outcome of their finished product, it is due to the thought leading to the project. There are a lot of questions that go in to determining what the overall design will look like and how it will function. Plants and trees are important, however, first consider the overall layout and ensure proper drainage is in place. Our professionals will take the time necessary to discuss options such as retaining walls made from natural boulders or pavestones. If you dreamed of a flagstone patio with seating around an outdoor heater, we can make those dreams come true. We as well have experts that can install cedar privacy fences or split rail fences as well. From simple to elaborate, it's time to create a haven to enjoy for years to come.
Although Colorado gets cold and yes, there is snow, there are things we can do to create a backyard retreat. If it's an outdoor courtyard with a firepit to enjoy on the weekend with friends or relatives you're after, give us a call. We have a team of professionals that have experience building courtyards with beautiful stone pillars, stamped colored concrete, built in grills, stone fireplaces and stunning water features. If you have one area you are looking to concentrate on or the entire yard you're looking to update, call our team to schedule a consultation.
One great reason for updating your outdoor living area is the opportunity to create a space that everyone will enjoy and want to spend time together. Small or large, the possibilities are endless.
Your kitchen is the most utilized room in the house. It is also the area most widely used for entertaining. Take advantage of your outdoor space and we can install a built in grill with stone accent. We can add a beverage bar with a solid surface or stone top to add character. A gas line can be run for a natural gas fireplace or firepit for those cooler nights. Finish the look off with a tongue and grooved fully covered ceiling with recessed lighting and ceiling fans. All that's left are your seats, friends, loved ones and good times. Allow Alpine Contracting to create that perfect getaway not so far from home.
Whether it's for potential buyers or family and friends, your curb appeal is the first thing people will see. Renovating your front yard is a big decision, determine the driving factors behind your renovation. If you're revitalizing your yard and adding a dry riverbed or removing your grass and completely changing over to a well-manicured xeriscaped yard, we are here to help. Both will change the curb appeal but require a vast difference in upkeep. We can create what you can dream.
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Traditionally, many people associate xeriscape landscaping with desert climates. A pile of rocks in a front yard in Phoenix, or some pavers and tall grasses in California. Interestingly, the word and idea of xeriscaping was actually coined by Denver Water in the 1980s. Colorado ranges from an arid to semi-arid climate, and water is one of our most precious natural resources. Xeriscape landscaping simply helps us conserve and use water efficiently and effectively.
Finishing your landscaping project with river rock or mulch gives your yard a clean and polished look. However, both materials serve specific purposes and are suited for different areas of your yard. In this article we’ll compare and contrast both materials and provide suggestions on where to use them.
Spring in Colorado is absolutely bi-polar, and we emphasize “polar”. We’ve only experienced 6 days of March so far and at my house we’ve reached into 60 degree temperatures, had 6 inches of show, and lows into the teens. Planting within Colorado Springs proper can also vary greatly with elevations ranging from 9,200 to 5,700 feet – the nearby region ranging from 14,115 (Pikes Peak) to 3,300 (Kansas Border) feet. With all of the variables, how do you know what to plant and when?
Landscaping means a variety of things to different people, mainly because yards tend to be uniquely individual. Even in cookie-cutter sub-divisions where every house is built off of the same three layouts, yards are not. What you do to your yard is not the same as what your neighbor will do. Nevertheless, there are a few general guidelines we can share that will help maximize your landscaping endeavor.