Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Now is the Right Time to Plan Your Landscape

Now is the Right Time to Plan Your Landscape
Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape wants you to know why now is the right time to plan your landscape. We have been working with homeowners across Denver for over 26 years to create low maintenance, beautiful outdoor spaces to be enjoyed all year round. If you would like to spend more time in your yard, start a vegetable patch, create a child-friendly area or just add some color, we can help. Our team has the expertise and tools to allow your landscape to reach its full potential.

Planning your landscape and design in advance offers many transform your vision into reality. Even if you don't have the time or the money to make the modifications right now, having a realistic plan will give you a solid goal to work towards.

Some homeowners completely renovate their landscape all at once, whereas others prefer to make changes little by little over time. Whichever method you choose, a plan has its advantages. If you have a vision for your outdoor space, putting the details down on paper, listing out the materials needed, and calculating the costs can help to for your outdoor space will allow you to do this efficiently and cost effectively. What you want to avoid are some fundamental mistakes like investing in a lawn, only to have to rip it up once you realize the need for a sprinkler system to be installed underground.

Consulting with a landscaping expert and drawing up a detailed plan will ensure you avoid overspending or unrealistic expectations. Making a to-scale map of your property and designating the areas you want for to be lawn, decking, stone pathways, planters, and social areas will help you visualize the result.

Remember to check your yard for the areas of sun and shade throughout one entire day. Knowing this information will help with the placement of plants.

When planning your garden, another factor that must be considered is the climate. Incorporating plants that thrive naturally in your climate will mean you have less maintenance and lower water bills. Look around at your neighbors' landscaping designs for inspiration and to get an idea of what looks good and what doesn't in your area.

Some landscaping features like gas fire pits, automated sprinkler systems, and outdoor lighting require the installation of underground pipes or wiring. This should be done first to cause minimal disruption of your yard's landscaping as it progresses. With a detailed plan for your landscape, you can create a personally designed space for entertaining, outdoor activities, spending time with kids or pets, hobby gardening and much more.

While you should always plan before starting any landscaping project, we believe that right now is the best time to plan your landscape. In the following summer months, you will probably have more time to spend out in your yard working on landscape upgrades, and you can take advantage of the fine weather and long days to get the work done quickly and comfortably.


For expert help in planning your home landscaping project and bringing it to completion at an affordable cost, can contact Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Why Sprinklers Are Your Landscape's Best Friend

Why Sprinklers Are Your Landscape's Best Friend
At Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape, we can confidently say why sprinklers are your landscape's best friend. It very rarely works out that your local climate produces the particular level of hydration required by each section of your garden. Particularly in dry climates such as Colorado, most plants will need a little extra water to flourish which makes it important to include sprinklers in your original landscape design or to retrofit your yard with an efficient system.

Lawns are especially prone to drying up and looking patchy without sufficient rainfall or artificial watering. Keeping your landscaped outdoor space hydrated and looking its best can be tough and time-consuming with just a hose. You will end up spending a lot of time on the task, and if you forget to water your lawn, or are too busy to do it, you will see the adverse effects after just a few weeks of dry, sunny weather.

Installing sprinklers can save you time and even help you to conserve water. For a busy homeowner, they provide the best solution for easy lawn and garden maintenance. A sprinkler system with an automatic timer allows you to go about your day without worrying about the grass. For the vast majority of the day, your sprinklers will be completely hidden from view. At their scheduled time the sprinklers will pop up to disperse water around the lawn before retracting back into the ground.

Modern sprinkler systems come equipped with sensors to detect moisture levels in the top level of the soil. If it rains during the day, the sensors will recognize this and automatically skip that day's scheduled watering. For homeowners who travel frequently, an automated sprinkler system is an invaluable convenience. It eliminates the stress of arranging for a neighbor to water the lawn while you are out of town or the expense of hiring a gardener.

It might seem like a hassle to install a sprinkler system, as the pipes need to be laid down underneath your lawn so that the water can be delivered to different areas. This does involve digging up different sections of landscaping. It is best to have the sprinkler system installed before you lay the turf or sow the seeds of your lawn. If you decide to install sprinklers to an existing garden, you can combine the project with new plants or hard landscaping modifications.

Overall, regarding convenience and aesthetics, sprinkler systems have no competition. They are also considerably safer than dragging a hose across the garden every couple of days, as they pose no tripping hazard. The cost of the equipment and the installation fee may seem expensive, but when you consider the amount of time and labor saved by a sprinkler system, you will realize that it is well worth the investment. And if you’ve ever had to pay to re-sod a dried up and dead lawn, you’d further understand the value that only sprinklers can offer you.

A sprinkler system will keep your garden healthy and hydrated while giving you the ultimate freedom. Saving time and reducing water waste, that’s why sprinklers are your landscape's best friend and indispensable for the modern homeowner in a dry climate. For more information on home irrigation systems and general landscaping services in Denver, contact Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape for your consultation and a free estimate.

Friday, April 14, 2017

What is Xeriscaping Anyway?

What is xeriscaping anyway?
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At Altitude Sprinkler & Landscape, we offer a full range of landscaping and irrigation services including xeriscaping. But what is xeriscaping anyway? We want to clear up any misconceptions you may have about this method and demonstrate how your yard may benefit from it, functionally and aesthetically.

Xeriscaping is a landscaping technique that conserves water without sacrificing the appearance of your garden. This technique makes use of native plants and was originally developed here in Colorado to deal with the arid climate. To integrate xeriscaping into a landscaping plan, follow these seven key principles:

1. Conscious Design. From the first stages of planning your garden, design with efficient irrigation in mind. Take into account the location of your water source, turf areas, planting areas and dry areas for walking or sitting. Drawing up a plan will make it easier to complete each step of the project.

2. Practical Turf Areas. A xeriscaped garden can have areas of turf, but they are usually designed to be of a manageable size, shape, and grade. Prioritize the areas where you need a lawn, don't just use it to fill empty space.

3. Hydrozone. Choose mostly low-water plants such as succulents and native desert plants. Hydrozone or group together plants with similar water needs. Identify how frequently each zone will require irrigation.

4. Use Compost. Compost or other soil amendments can be added as you plant. This will act as a natural fertilizer to improve the nitrogen and nutrient content of the soil, helping your plants to thrive even in difficult conditions.

5. Incorporate Mulch. Woodchips, cobble rock, and even rubber mulch can be used in xeriscaping. Layering mulch over the soil will minimize evaporation of moisture and will help to keep the soil cool.

6. Efficient Irrigation. Giving the right amount of water to each area of a xeriscaped garden is key. To do this efficiently, some specialized equipment including hose-end equipment can be used. Automated timers can reduce the amount of time you have to spent taking care of the garden.

7. Smart Maintenance. Like any garden, a xeriscaped area will look best if it is properly maintained. Learn how to prune, weed, fertilize and mow your specially designed garden to keep it healthy and looking great.

Following these principles will allow you to incorporate a variety of flora into your garden with limited irrigation. A mixture of native desert plants and hardy introduced plants such as iris and tulips can bring visual appeal to a xeriscaped area. You can use your resources and time efficiently to create a beautiful outdoor space, even in the desert.

Now that we’ve answered the question, what is xeriscaping anyway, nothing can stop you from jumping on board! Some homeowners think that a practical garden in an arid area means just rocks and gravel with a monoculture of spiny cactus. Altitude Sprinklers and Landscape can help you create a colorful, varied, and even lush garden with controlled water use. Call us today for information on our landscaping services including personalized xeriscaping plans.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring
Getting your lawn ready for Spring is easy with a little help from the experts at Altitude Sprinkler and Landscaping. As the temperature starts to climb and you look forward to spending more time outside and in your garden, now is the perfect moment to give your lawn some TLC.

The first step in getting your lawn in good condition is to pay attention to your soil. Healthy soil with a proper level of nutrients and humidity is necessary for a beautiful lawn. Over time, the soil tends to compact down, making it more difficult for roots and water from your sprinkler system to penetrate it. Aerating your soil will loosen it up and allow the flow of oxygen and moisture to return. You can rent a core aerator machine for around $40 and get the job done by yourself if you have the time.

Once your soil is taken care of, you can deal with the existing grass. With temperatures in Colorado at times dropping below zero during the winter months, many types of grass struggle to thrive. If you have cool season grass such as fescue, perennial ryegrass or bluegrass you shouldn't need to do much maintenance. For other types, including St. Augustine, centipede, Bermuda or buffalo grass, you will need to remove the accumulation of dead stems and leaves.

Dead grass sitting on top of the soil will block sunlight from reaching the new shoots and can impede the absorption of water. Decaying organic material can also promote the growth of harmful fungus and diseases that destroy your landscaping. Mow this remaining grass close to the ground, leaving just one inch of growth. Removing the dead grass will encourage new growth and help regenerate your lawn to its former beauty.

The last step in preparing your lawn for spring is to prevent weed growth. Once temperatures reach 70°, the seeds of many noxious weeds will start to sprout. Before the weather warms up, it is a good idea to put down a pre-emergence lawn weed preventer. You can find different brands in any garden center. Once applied and watered in, it will form a barrier to prevent seeds from sprouting. Remember not to sow new grass seeds if you are going to use a weed preventer, as they stop all seeds from sprouting.

At Altitude Sprinkler and Landscaping, we understand that our customers do not always have time to follow each of these steps themselves. If you want your garden to look gorgeous in time for spring, but can't fit the work into your schedule, there is no cause for worry! We offer a complete range of lawn care and maintenance services. Our team can aerate your soil, clear the dead thatch from your lawn, treat it with weed preventer and of course, make sure your sprinkler system is in great shape.

Getting your lawn ready for Spring doesn't need to be a chore. So, don't hesitate to contact Altitude Sprinkler to request a free estimate on landscaping services for both residential and commercial properties. We’ll make sure you spend less time maintaining your yard and more time enjoying it!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Sprinkler System



If you notice your lawn isn’t as green as it used to be, it may be your sprinkler system. A properly working system is necessary to keep your lawn looking beautiful. The professionals at Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape provide new sprinkler system installation at prices you can afford.

With controlled irrigation systems, you will conserve water, and you will be watering on the proper schedule for your soil conditions. We will design a new sprinkler system for your home and make sure your lawn receives the correct amount of water to keep it looking green.

We are licensed and insured with everything you need for the complete landscape experience. No matter what you need from your old system needing service/repair or you are in the market for a new sprinkler system our experts have what you need.


For more information regarding altitude sprinkler and landscape visit www.altitudesprinklerandlandscape.com




Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sprinkler Company



Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape is a full-service landscape and sprinkler company with over 26 years of experience. Now that it’s summer, it’s a good time to think about your sprinkler system. Whether you need a new system or an update to your current one, we are the sprinkler company to call.

Our team will design a sprinkler system for your particular lot and properly adjust for proper coverage and check for leaks. You will be watering on the proper schedule for your soil conditions. Our skilled technicians will get your system up and running in no time at prices you can afford.

Licensed and insured, we are proud to serve Denver and the metro area. No matter what you need from sprinkler system installation, blowouts, repair or maintenance, we are the sprinkler company with the experience you are looking for.

For more information regarding altitude sprinkler and landscape visit www.altitudesprinklerandlandscape.com





Friday, June 17, 2016

Landscaping Company



When warm weather approaches, it’s a great time to take a look at your landscape. Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape provides unique ideas and wonderful landscapes for residential and commercial properties. When you are searching for a landscaping company, make us the company you call.

We offer a free consultation at your property to go over your options and discuss your ideas. You will receive an estimate with every consultation. Our experts work with every client to plan out exactly what they are looking for in their outdoor space. From simply finding the most effective way to keep your lawn watered with a new sprinkler system to elaborate landscaping including rock gardens, patios, paths and luscious flower beds, we are the landscaping company for you.

When you want to change your landscape, it’s important to have a plan and hire a professional. We will come up with a beautiful design at a price you can afford. When you need a landscaping company, visit us online or call today.

For more information regarding altitude sprinkler and landscape visit www.altitudesprinklerandlandscape.com





Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sprinkler System Installation



Whether your old system needs service/repair or you are in the market for a new sprinkler system installation, The professionals at Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape take pride in providing professional workmanship and great customer service for each and every job.

A beautiful and healthy green lawn takes watering and care to keep it looking beautiful. We provide custom designed sprinkler system installation that will help you water on schedule and save you on your water bill. With controlled irrigation systems, you will conserve water and also have you watering on the proper schedule for your soil conditions.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed, and quality workmanship is our standard. We are a licensed and insured company with everything you need for the complete landscape experience. For over 26 years we have been the choice for sprinkler system installation in Denver.


For more information regarding altitude sprinkler and landscape visit www.altitudesprinklerandlandscape.com


Monday, June 6, 2016

Sprinkler System Repair



When your sprinkler system is operating properly, you can maintain a beautiful and green landscape. Most people don’t realize all the benefits of a properly maintained system until there is a problem. The experts at Altitude Sprinkler and Landscape know what it takes to keep your sprinkler system operating properly. If you need sprinkler system repair, we have the experience you are looking for.

The beginning of the season is the best time to have your sprinkler system repair done. Our professionals will take a look at your system and repair or replace any parts with the most up to date equipment and sprinkler services to get your lawn thriving in no time.

Once you’ve made the investment in a sprinkler system, it’s important to make sure it is properly maintained. Our customers contact us first when they need sprinkler system repair they can trust. Visit our website or give us a call when you are looking for Denver sprinkler services.

For more information regarding altitude sprinkler and landscape visit www.altitudesprinklerandlandscape.com