Mid-Century Modern

This client wanted a mid-century modern feel for their new contemporary home, a style characterized by clean, simple lines, functional beauty and natural hues.  Their wish list included less grass and more planting areas, an expanded patio, a fireplace to provide privacy from the alley, a different style fence and a more level back yard.  … Continue reading "Mid-Century Modern"

Park Hill Contemporary Remodel

This Park Hill client had just completed a remodel which included a new concrete patio and asked us to assist in finishing their backyard. They wanted a contemporary look with a fire pit, planters, a place for grilling, trees for privacy from the neighbors and lush foliage for this shady back yard. A prefabricated fire … Continue reading "Park Hill Contemporary Remodel"

Intimate Family HangOut

Our client had a narrow and underused back/side yard that consisted of a single tree with a small area of grass and mulch.  They wanted an extension of their existing concrete slab patio with privacy from the alley for a family hangout.  They also wanted a space to grow vegetables and compost. Budget prohibited treatment … Continue reading "Intimate Family HangOut"

Modern Asian

Our clients had a large yard by Stapleton standards that did not include any builder landscaping other than a single tree.  They wanted a modern Asian feel with lawn, a sitting area around a fire pit, a shaded dining area, fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and a zen garden. Before Concrete was chosen as a … Continue reading "Modern Asian"

Portland Inspired

Before These clients wanted a design for their uninteresting, builder-grade backyard where the adults, children and pet dogs could coexist.  They wanted a Portland Inspired casual seating area and outdoor kitchen, some art and a way to better connect their underused covered concrete porch with the rest of the yard. First, the children’s playhouse was … Continue reading "Portland Inspired"

Urban Gardens, Inc. of Denver Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

  Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Denver, Colorado, January 19, 2015 – Urban Gardens, Inc. of Denver, Colorado has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The landscape … Continue reading “Urban Gardens, Inc. of Denver Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award”

Updated Prairie Style

This client wanted to redesign their small front yard and porch with an updated prairie style for their craftsman home. The round columns installed by the builder were the only round element on the front elevation and they disliked the traditional white porch railing and steep, uninteresting composite wood steps with a railing. The round … Continue reading "Updated Prairie Style"

Landscaping Your Hell Strip

The rectangular piece of lawn between the sidewalk and the street was historically known as the tree lawn but has also been referred to as the median strip, parking strip, right of way, boulevard and “hell strip.” Colorado horticulturist and author Lauren Springer said in a 2010 New York Times article, “It’s a strip and … Continue reading “Landscaping Your Hell Strip”