When you have extra space to cultivate outside your Woodmoor, Colorado home so you can enjoy the majestic vistas of the Rocky Mountains, it makes sense to hire a landscape designer with a vision. For example, many Colorado homeowners have turned to xeric plants and xeriscaping to reduce the amount of water they will use for their lawn and plant life. Others have introduced many edible plants to make their backyards more sustainable, such as using strawberries for ground cover and apple trees for taller vegetation.
It makes sense for the landscape designer to help you, the homeowner, work with the natural contours of the land and create different zones within the yard. If there aren't enough rocks on the property, your designer can truck in boulders, especially to create a natural barrier around the fire pit. A designer can terrace gardens into the side of a slope, which creates depth. Fill can be used to create patios and walkways at different heights above or below the lawn, and planters can be added anywhere for more green space. With all landscaping techniques on the table, it's easy for a designer to create a transition from the living spaces of the home to the gardens and the pool area. It's easy to see the latest design trends in newly developed communities like King's Deer, which boasts its own golf course. Jake loved working with the friendly HOA at King's Deer, and the landscape designs adorning the upscale homes in there are very appealing!
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Exploring Beautiful Woodmoor, Colorado
There is much natural beauty to enjoy near the shores of Woodmoor Lake in this scenic area of Colorado, just twenty miles from the military installations of Colorado Springs. This part of El Paso County was originally developed as residential lots, intended for retiring military families to make their home. Much of Woodmoor is protected under a covenant system by its improvement association. Some outdoor spaces are Woodmoor Commons, Toboggan Hill, and Wild Duck Pond, which is stocked with fish each year.
Jake Harris, owner of Jake's Designs, was fortunate to grow up in Woodmoor, just a stone's throw from Woodmoor Lake and Toboggan Hill. He is very nostalgic about working on homes in this area, and his team loves to collectively enhance the natural beauty of this well-preserved area! Many residential lots are wooded, and the community maintains strict rules about trees that can be cut down on each parcel. Woodmoor, although very quiet community, is still close to winter sports typical of the Rocky Mountains. It's two hours by car to the ski resorts at Vail and Breckenridge. While Colorado has changed much since the Gold Rush, local residents have safeguarded the many natural landmarks here. If your property has many evergreen trees you wish to preserve, a conservative approach can easily be incorporated into your CO Landscape Design.
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There are many elements that factor into a beautiful landscape design that will serve the homeowner during Colorado's harsh winters and the warm spring and summer seasons. Some homeowners have a very limited amount of space with which to work, perhaps a small side yard that is undeveloped while the rest of their home is dedicated to a pool, a preserve, or a large deck area. As a homeowner, be prepared to start with a large vision in mind, including the non-living features that will help to break up space. These might include walls, terraced gardens, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, a pool, and a lawn space. Varieties of trees, shrubs, and plants can be planned to work around these non-living features of the landscape.
A landscape architecture design includes many elements, including shrubs, plants, trees, walkways, ground coverings (patios, pavers, and artificial floors), irrigation systems, rock, stone, ponds, gardens, and grassy spaces. They can create great opportunities for attracting wildlife to your backyard and for creating an oasis in the middle of a busy city or on a remote piece of farmland. Choosing the natural and man-made elements that will help you manifest your dreams and stick to your budget is the key to maximizing the use of space.
With this approach to any portion of your home's outdoor landscape (or even all of it), the goal must be to have plants that require little or no irrigation. Xeriscaping helps you balance human needs with nature's needs. For example, different kinds of rock and sediment can be used to plan for natural drainage. Plants that require only local precipitation amounts for their water needs can become the major components of the design.
The non-living elements of a landscape can consume a lot of space, which will also reduce the need for vegetation and water. You can work with a landscape designer to craft patios, decking, shelters, arches, trellises, natural or artificial pathways, hillsides, fish ponds, and other areas where no planting will be required. You may also need to account for various outbuildings, including gardening sheds and a pool house in a new design.
All of your hardscape and vegetation ideas must gel with the natural flow of water downhill, whether its original source is rain falling to the ground or snow melting on the roof, in the trees, and on the ground. Too much water that does not drain properly can cause flooding and mess up the functioning of the sewer system serving your home. It's easy to blend in different gradings on your land to allow for maximum water drainage so you don't get unattractive pools of water building up.
Ponds, fountains, reflecting pools, and meandering streams are fun to incorporate into your design scheme. They make any outdoor area feel more inclusive of the four elements of nature: water, air, earth, and fire. If you will take the plunge and introduce water features, then you will also want to add a fire pit to maintain the balance!
Building a patio provides space for outdoor recreation, such as sunbathing or barbecuing. However, when you introduce a walkway and break up the lawn into zones and perhaps erect a wooden bridge over a medium-sized pond, then you transform a plain backyard into a natural wonderland. Suddenly, your outdoor landscape is not just where you go to admire the flowers in the garden. It's where you walk and reflect on a long day at work.
- Retaining Walls
- Outdoor Living
- Outdoor Kitchen
- Pizza Oven
- Fire Pits and Fireplaces
- Outdoor Lighting
If you have a primary or secondary residence in Woodmoor, Colorado, please contact us at Jake's Designs with questions on how to design and build exquisite landscapes. We're prepared to write your free estimate and implement your vision for your property.
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We take a sustainable approach to every project, donating usable materials and recycling excess materials. We are proud to help make Colorado Springs a more beautiful area in which to work and live. For inspiration, have a look through our gallery of projects! We serve Colorado Springs, Broadmoor area, Chipita Park, Cheyenne Mountain, Black Forest, Flying Horse, Monument, Rockrimmon, and surrounding areas in Colorado Springs.
Call Jake’s Designs at (719) 271-2584 or contact us! Or upload photos of your current landscape or yard. Tell us about the kind of landscape design you want to achieve. As your local landscape designer, we make the process smooth, so you can realize an enhanced outdoor living space for decades to come!