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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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Beautiful Water Feature in Denver Colorado

This steel water feature ties into the modern architecture of the house. The uplighting creates a kaleidoscope, giving you a dancing effect of light on the water`s surface. Sit back, relax and listen to Mother Nature`s light Jazz Station.

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Contemporary Concrete Water Feature in Denver…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   You may think concrete is all about boring grayness. There are multiple ways to give it beautiful textures by imprinting the wood grain on the concrete’s surface, it visually softens and warms concrete’s “raw” appearance.. This unique waterfall with wood textured concrete and rusted metal panel adds privacy while providing an impressive visual backdrop to a new patio seating area.

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Spring is Finally Here!!

Spring in Beautiful Colorado…

Spring is a time of new beginnings. it’s the perfect time to make new landscaping and hardscaping plans.

A Paver patio is a gorgeous way to add beauty and character to your yard. An outdoor area that’s useful and well-designed can give you years of enjoyment.

 

 

 

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Warm Up Your Evening in the Landscape with Accent Lighting

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This backyard has a naturalistic motif with a palette of earth tone colors and a lush, diverse plant selection. The one of a kind water feature adds visual character as well as an audible backdrop for the space. An evening in this landscape is enjoyable as users can cozy up to the large custom fire feature while feeling the warmth of the surrounding garden that is highlighted with our discrete lighting. The featured lighting of the gardens adds a unique color to the evening landscape and brightens the night. Aside from creating a unique visual effect in the landscape the lighting is simply creating a space that can be enjoyed comfortably late into the night.

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A Modern Walkway Becomes an Artistic Intervention

15Jan13 Biggins Night 089This contemporary walkway is not only a link between two unique outdoor living spaces but it also acts as an artistic installation. The contrast of sod and stone against the sand finished concrete is a unique aesthetic that adds visual character and intrigue while guests enjoy the outdoor dining room. The LED accent lighting and soothing sounds from the cast stone water feature make this walkway into a relaxing space of its own that can be enjoyed at all times of the day.

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Raised Strip Stone Annual Planter & Water Feature

Flagstone Patio with Campania Water feature in DenverRaised planters are a perfect addition to any landscape, they add vertical interest, help define the space and can even act as extra seating.  The raised planter in this central Denver landscape was constructed using Arizona Buff strip stone with thick capstone on top. We also placed a Camapnia Girona water feature that is simple yet elegant visualy, it also adds the soothing ambiance of trickling water to the space.  We then topped it all of by adding in a mix of annuals surrounding the water feature, some LED lighting and whala a beautiful raised planter for your enjoyment.

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Colorado Garden and Home Show 2014

 

Garden and Home Show

The Colorado Garden and Home Show is getting ready to kick off this weekend at the Colorado Convention Center February 15th – 23rd.  Stop by Mile High Landscaping and Creative Living’s booth where we will be showcasing our fire features, water features, custom benches, plate art and pots. You can come by and discuss your upcoming landscaping needs with us at our brand new booth which will be highlighting some of the different landscape design features that Mile High landscaping offers such as paver patios, seat walls, outdoor kitchens, arbors and low voltage lighting. The Colorado Garden and Home Show is a spectacular nine-day event with 14 professionally landscaped gardens and more than 650 companies who can help you learn about innovative gardening and home improvement ideas. So grab the family and come on down to the show and don’t forget to stop by and say hello!

Colorado Garden and Home Show 2014

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Progreen Expo 2014

photoPlease stop by Creative Living’s booth at the Progreen Expo, Located at the Colorado Convention Center Feb. 11-14th.  We will be showcasing our different lines of water features, fire pits, pots and outdoor furniture as well as some of our outdoor art. Progreen offers more than 300 exhibits and 100 education sessions where you can learn from leading landscape industry experts.  So stop on by and discover some new products, services and network with others in the landscape industry. See you there!

Progreen Expo 2014

 

 

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