Tree Care in Colorado
Trees are vital to our ecosystem’s soil and air quality. Denver’s semi-arid climate and extreme temperature shifts can make it challenging to maintain healthy trees and shrubs especially in the first year or two after planting.
Properly trimming and pruning woody plants is both an art and a science, so hiring an experienced professional to do the job is safer and wiser since they have the tools and know-how to do the job correctly and quickly.
Professionals like our trained landscape architect can also educate you about best care practices for maintaining freshly planted trees in Colorado's semi-arid Front Range climate.
Why Tree Care Matters
Yearly pruning promotes more abundant flowering and foliage the following spring, allowing plants to efficiently put their energy into growth and maturation. Renewal pruning can be done three to five years apart depending on the plant type and age. Even shrubs will need at least some pruning every few years, so be sure not to skip this essential landscape maintenance service if you want a healthy and beautiful space.
Pruning trees in the summer isn’t healthy because it causes too much stress on the tree. Healthy tree limbs should be pruned in winter when a tree is dormant for best results. Dead, diseased or bug infested branches should be removed as they are identified fall through spring since these could damage your home or harm a neighbor if they break and fall due to heavy winds or snow.
If you aren’t a seasoned gardener, it can be risky to do this work on your own and might cost you the replacement of several plants. Under-pruning a plant won’t give it the needed boost for growth, but over pruning often causes stress, reduces foliage production, and increases susceptibility to pests and disease if cuts aren’t made correctly.
Call our licensed landscape architect today to schedule a free consultation of your space. We every month of the year serving homeowners in the Denver metro.
When Retaining Walls Make The Most Sense For Your Space
Regardless of size, if your outdoor space has sloped grades or a lackluster entryway, retaining walls add depth and functionality to your landscape design.
Some of our past clients have come to us out of frustration maintaining a lawn that is hard to mow on a steep incline, or wanted to maximize a small space by adding perennials or raised garden beds.
Just like any project, we start by visiting your space, hearing how you want to enjoy your time outside your home, and then crafting a hand rendered design customized to your space and needs.
We often work with individually selected river rock to create grand steps and entryways for rustic homes in the Front Range, and also have a wide variety of paver stones to choose from when creating retaining walls for modern and cottage homes, gardens, raised flower beds, and more.
Email us today to schedule an appointment for your free consultation and estimate.
Custom Patio Design
The perfect deck or patio invites you to relax and restore outside after a stressful day.
If your outdoor spaces need revitalizing, we can help. Offering more than 18 years of experience creating custom designs for the Front Range, our award winning licensed landscape architect takes the uncertainty and guesswork out of your project with proven expertise.
Arterra delivers excellent customer service and high quality workmanship while serving as a general contractor to reduce communication between builders.
Whether you want a new wood or composite deck, stamped concrete walkway, or brick inlaid patio, we’ll create the perfect design to suit your home's needs and see that it is built to last.
Request a free consultation for your project today.
Selecting the Best Fence
What kind of statement does your property’s perimeter make, and how do you feel seeing it when you come home? Fences and gates add personality and safety to your home. Check out the custom fence gate we designed and constructed for a Denver metro homeowner here.
We are here to help you wade through a sea of options and consider what fencing style fits your needs, family, and budget. Here are a few the residential fence styles we like best:
High quality vinyl fences replicate the look of painted wood from a distance and require less maintenance, but they can also become brittle during cold snaps and may acquire weathering stains over time.
Quintessential Fire Pits
Why We Enjoy Fire
Any patio in the Front Range is made complete by an outdoor fire feature to warm your morning or make sunset watching even more cozy and enjoyable.
Outdoor fire features add comfort, style, and function to home. Whether you pride yourself in creating warm and welcoming spaces, or simply cherish personal time outside with something to drink and a good read, the perfect fire feature helps you enjoy outdoor living when temperatures dip low.
There are a variety of ways to safely incorporate fire elements into your outdoor oasis. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor fire features for Front Range homes:
Professional Consulting For Your Best Fit
Consider the size of your space, whether you’re more comfortable starting a wood or gas fire, and who will be sharing your space with you. Needless to say, hot objects and open flames always require alertness to prevent accident or injury. Young children, people who are unsteady on their feet, and household pets should be considered when choosing the fire feature style that’s best for your situation.
Still not sure which fire feature style would be best for your home? We provide consultation to help you weigh the pros and cons of various fire features for your circumstances and home’s design style.
Designing Deluxe Landscapes
Arterra not only specializes in designing spaces with fire features, but also low-voltage outdoor lighting, water features that wow, dog friendly spaces, and drought-tolerant xeriscapes and gardens.
Ask for a free consultation for our licensed landscape architect today.
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