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Spring Is In The Air!

Spring is right around the corner!

We are basking in gorgeous spring-like weather. If you’re looking to create a backyard retreat for a series of soirees, Mile High Landscaping has you covered.

These patio upgrades will make your backyard the place everyone wants to hang out.

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Big Things in a Small Package

“We all live in Colorado for a reason,” says Will Hyde of Mile High Landscaping. “We get 300 days of sun, and Colorado people are outdoor people. We create outdoor living, so clients can spend as much time outdoors as possible.” A perfect example is this 300-square-foot Northfield backyard, where Mile High created an entire extra living space that can be enjoyed threequarters of the year (and, with the uplighting and built-in architectural features,

YARD WORK Clockwise from top: An adjustable fire pit, an extra-large planter and a modern water feature helped turn this backyard into an provides great views even when it’s snowy). Here, a few of the highlights: PATIO: Concrete steppers, surrounded by Mexican beach pebbles, lead past a fauxgrass patch of lawn to a concrete patio “living room,” one of three seating areas in the yard (there’s also an elevated dining area and a smaller seating area adjacent to the house). The patio is separated into four quadrants by controlled joints, which help prevent cracking in Colorado’s climate. FIRE FEATURE: The centerpiece of the living room is a fire feature stocked by Mile High that comes in three sizes and finishes. It’s fueled by 250,000 BTUs of natural gas, so the flame can go from 2 inches up to 2 to 3 feet adjusted by a key valve on the side. “If you have it all the way up,” Hyde says, “you can really feel it if it’s chilly outside.” WATER FEATURE: A fabricated, powder-coated steel water feature contains a C channel that ties into the modern architecture of the house. The up lighting in the basin creates a “kaleidoscope of light, “Hyde says, “so you get this dancing effect of the light on the surface of the water and onto the cascade of water. It’s a beautiful, constantly moving feature.” Because it has a “clean pour,” he says, “it makes a crisp, clean sound, like Mother Nature’s light jazz station.” PLANTER: To add interest to a blank garage wall, Mile High added a large planter filled with tree-form lilacs that “bloom like crazy and are so fragrant,” Hyde says. The adjacent gate leads out to the back driveway. FENCE: An existing cedar fence, put in by the home builder, provides screening from a thoroughfare behind the house, but Mile High added uplighted aspens to create more interest. “We always say that lighting doubles the value of a project because you enjoy it not only during the day but at night, too,” Hyde says. “A space like this is gorgeous in the winter, as well, when you’re inside and the snow is falling.”

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Contemporary Oudoor Dining Room

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An outdoor dining room is a great way to relax outdoors and enjoy a morning coffee or a dinner with the family. This contemporary getaway is designed to be a functional but social space for all gatherings. The space is defined with a large cedar trellis that provides ample shade over a smooth concrete patio. The clean and smooth finish of the stainless steel bar provides a contemporary look with easy maintenance and clean up. The use of our custom metal trellis screens provides an anchor for plants to climb and add a soft colorful texture to the space.

 

 

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Cozy Up By The Outdoor Fire Pit and Enjoy The Scenery

Modern Patio Landscape

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This is a landscape project Mile High Landscaping installed and jumped at the opportunity to work with local Landscape Architects at Elevate by Designs. The project aligned with Mile High’s landscape style and we enjoyed installing this modern contemporary outdoor living space. The modern arbor was built out of steel  beams and gives the space a strong anchor point for the family dining area with rustic wooden patio furniture. The space was divided up and a separate area was created for family and guests to relax by the cozy natural gas fire pit. The crushed glass reflects the warmth of the flames and adds additional sparkles.  The high concrete and stuccoed seat wall lets visitors sit and enjoy conversation on the exotic tiger-wood bench. Elements of nature were brought in closer by adding large decorative landscape boulders that give extra texture and natural color to this modern patio. The yard offers plenty of greenery and privacy from nearby neighbors.  Simply a fantastic space to relax, have a cook out and enjoy family and friends.

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Contemporary outdoor heaven in Denver City

A modern pergola and decorative concrete patio creates the perfect outdoor dining area for this beautiful outdoor space.  Telescope Casual outdoor dining set matches the pergola’s simple modern style. The custom picked chairs add a nice splash of color. Just a simple white ceramic lantern offers romantic candle light after dark. Custom made contemporary looking steel trellises create privacy and add some dimension.

  

The second patio was created for romantic evenings and entertaining. There is no better way to enjoy your outdoor living space in the evening than by firing up your custom built fire pit. Just imagine sitting around this fire pit and enjoying the nighttime sky in the wintertime!

   

 The rectangular shapes of the elements create an edgy sense for this outdoor space.

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