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Landscape Design And Build Portfolio

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Paul Bary

5/5

John is a pleasure to deal with. His plant knowledge is extensive and his design eye is superb.

He has done many projects for us to include a paver patio, planting beds, garden design/planting and a French drain system, with several more projects scheduled for this Spring.

I recommend John and his company unreservedly.

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Rachael Sorensen

5/5

Jon and Team were great to work with throughout the project. We had a few delays that Jon was more than willing to accommodate, and he was a great professional throughout. Our yard looks phenomenal and we haven’t had any follow-up issues since the installation. 

Jon also went above and beyond and graveled our backup parking space because he had extra material. The whole project was completed faster than I anticipated and completely on budget. I would HIGHLY recommend Land Designs to anyone in Denver. Great job and thank you!

Francisco Africano

5/5

It was great working with Jon, Flavia, and the team. Jon provided a reasonably priced quote, made some recommendations, and completed the project in a timely manner.

I look forward to working with Land Designs by Colton again in the near future.

Landscape Design And Build Case Studies

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New Modern Backyard renovation in Platt Park

This backyard in Denver was a great canvas for creating a modern outdoor area. We started by demolishing the old fence and cleaning up the entire backyard. Next, we installed a squared-pattern concrete patio with interlaced pebbles, as well as a concrete walkway.

After designing and building the smart irrigation system, we brought in and installed the new lawn. The whole look was completed with a fire pit and modern outdoor furniture.

The project was quoted at $17k, where the most expensive item was the fire feature, at $4,5k.

Before After

Xeriscape Front yard renovation in City Park

The owners of this home in Denver wanted more greenery into their backyard but specifically wanted to reduce water costs, so going with xeriscape plant materials was their first choice.

We started with updating the entrance with a a new concrete porch with planters and stairs. After installing the smart irrigation system, we added the xeriscape plants, which do great with low volumes of water and don’t require much maintenance.

We completed the look with landscape lighting so the entire area looks great at night too.

This project was quoted at $23k, where the concrete porch was the most expensive item, at $8k.

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Front & backyard renovation in West Highland, Denver

This multiple level home landscape was one of our favorite projects. After thoroughly cleaning the area, the first step was building a retaining wall with natural stone. We also built a new walkway and installed a smart irrigation system.

Next it was time for new plant material and new lawn space. Custom landscape lighting highlights the walkways and most important landscape features.

The project was quoted at $40k, where the most expensive items were building the retaining walls and walkways, at $8k.

Enjoy A Landscape That Completes Your Home

Our expertise will guide you every step of the way.

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Ryan Sharif

5/5

I chose Land Designs by Colton for a xeriscaping project in my front yard. Jonathan came out within a couple days of my initial request and was very helpful in determining the design and materials that would complement each other. I didn’t have a lot to offer in way of inspiration, but thankfully Jonathan put together a plan that looked great and fell within my budget.

Within two weeks the project was underway, and approximately 900 sq ft was transformed in under three days (including irrigation) and with no unexpected costs. Jonathan and his crew were polite, on time, efficient, and left everything in perfect state. I would not hesitate to use Land Designs by Colton for any future projects. Thank you!

Brandon Robbins

5/5

I had an incredible experience with Land Designs by Colton. 

They were on time, delivered high quality results and exceeded my expectations. I had tons of questions about everything from recommended plants to optimal sprinkler schedules.

They answered them all and helped me configure everything I needed. I plan to use them again for any future improvements.

Peter Ray

5/5

Jon has been terrific to work with. He listened to my concerns and vision for my landscaping. From there, he was able to propose options.

He has always delivered as promised. I didn’t need to worry about his professionalism or punctuality. What I wanted and agreed to, he did.

He’s a terrific person to talk to and sound off ideas. Also, he is not “pushy”, more pragmatic and helpful. As a small business owner myself, I understand that your integrity and reputation is paramount. Lands Designs by Colton has achieved that and I would recommend him to anyone I know, and I have!

Paver Patio Case Studies

Before After

Bonnie Brae backyard Renovation

This 1,200 ft². backyard in Denver had a lot of potential, but the old garage and pond were limiting the lawn space. After demolishing the garage, we started clean with a Copthorne patio in three different paver colors. The herringbone pattern creates a traditional elegant look, and the beige cream accent border lightens up the overall appearance.

The fire feature extends the patio time by up to two months, and it’s a great focus point for the whole patio. For a bit of shading and style, we built a 16×16 rough cut cedar pergola. Its traditional style and architectural cuts contribute to the classic look.

We completed the patio with new lawn, plant materials, and irrigation, as well as drainage solution to keep the area dry and safe across the seasons.

The project was quoted at $145k, where the most expensive items were the patio and steps landing material, at $20k.

Before After

Hyde Park Polo Club Full Backyard Renovation

This classy 2,400 ft². backyard renovation started with replacing the old pavers with Richcliff pavers. They are cast from natural flagstone using the innovative Ultima™ Concrete Technology, which makes the material up to four times stronger than poured concrete pavers.

We finished up the pavers with a Copthorne accent border in a dark gray that brings that vintage look of European brick clay pavers.

There’s also a water feature strategically installed adjacent to the window to envelope the bedroom in its tranquil sounds. For the rest of the backyard, we incorporated flagstone into the walkways to soften the hard lines. The irrigation system and the plant materials liven up the area.

The project was quoted at $68k, where the most expensive item were the pavers material and foundation blocks, at $18k.

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Get A Bigger Backyard For Your Family

We’ll help you expand your usable space for more fun opportunities. 

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Kristin Hood

5/5

I had a great experience with Jonathan and his crew.

They did a full landscape install in the front and side of my house. It turned out perfect!

They completed the job in one day and it’s beautiful. Everything was done following the quote I originally received, they were on-time and responsive through the whole process.

Highly recommend!!

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Tom&Mel Langworthy

5/5

Land Designs by Colton was fantastic, responsive and professional from day one – they were excited for our project and delivered a fantastic result – landscaping for the entire property – and we will not hesitate to use Jonathan again for any future projects.

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Tiffany des Cognets

5/5

Jonathan was fantastic to work with. He was timely and very professional. Rates are reasonable for Denver.

He did a complete overhaul of our irrigation system that was leaking into our basement. Looking forward to working with Land Designs by Colton for many years to come.

Deck Building Case Studies

Before After

Capitol Hill Deck With Privacy Screen

The owners of this home in Capitol Hill, Denver wanted to change their pond in favor of a usable deck space. 

Once we demolished the pond, we filled up the area and graded it to create a level plan for the deck. Next up was building the 30×12 deck, complete with a custom-made privacy screen and landscape lighting.

The project was quoted at $14,000 where the most expensive item was the decking material.

Before After

Hardwood Ipe Garapa Deck in West Highlands

This deck comes with a special look thanks to the Ipe Garapa hardwood that we imported from Brazil. It’s a 288 ft² surface with hidden tiger claw fasteners. We finished it up with a clear stain to highlight the natural beauty of the wood.

The project was quoted at $14,000, where the most expensive item was the imported hardwood.

Before After

Centennial Composite Deck with railing and arbor

The specifics of this home landscape made it a perfect place for building a deck. The new structure incorporated the existing tree, which adds a touch of charm to the entire project. The usable surface of the deck is 384 deck ft², and our client chose to go with a light gray composite material for the decking boards. The arbor structure is connected to the metal railing and it also comes with a bar top.

The project was quoted at $38,000, where the most expensive item was the framing.

Make The Most Of Your Backyard With A Deck

We’ll design a custom deck that your whole family will enjoy.

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Paul Bary

5/5

John is a pleasure to deal with. His plant knowledge is extensive and his design eye is superb.

He has done many projects for us to include a paver patio, planting beds, garden design/planting and a French drain system, with several more projects scheduled for this Spring.

I recommend John and his company unreservedly.

Peter Ray

5/5

Jon has been terrific to work with. He listened to my concerns and vision for my landscaping. From there, he was able to propose options.

He has always delivered as promised. I didn’t need to worry about his professionalism or punctuality. What I wanted and agreed to, he did.

He’s a terrific person to talk to and sound off ideas. Also, he is not “pushy”, more pragmatic and helpful. As a small business owner myself, I understand that your integrity and reputation is paramount. Lands Designs by Colton has achieved that and I would recommend him to anyone I know, and I have!

Brandon Robbins

5/5

I had an incredible experience with Land Designs by Colton. 

They were on time, delivered high quality results and exceeded my expectations. I had tons of questions about everything from recommended plants to optimal sprinkler schedules.

They answered them all and helped me configure everything I needed. I plan to use them again for any future improvements.

Sprinkler System Installation Case Studies

Before After

4-Zones Front & Back yard Irrigation In Colorado

The owners of this home wanted to liven up their landscape but grass was having a hard time staying green. We went to install a smart irrigation system with Wi-Fi controls, spray nozzles, and rotors sprinklers. The surface where the irrigation system works is 500 ft², at both the front and the back of the house.

The project was quoted at $7,800 where the WiFi controller was the most expensive item.

Before After

Retrofitting Irrigation System In Bonnie Brae, Denver

The clients of this backyard already had an irrigation system that connected with their pond, but it didn’t extend to the other areas of their lawn. They also didn’t want to keep the pond anymore, so we started with removing the pond rocks and re-grading the area.

Next, we created new planter beds with new drip zones, as well as custom drip zones for the lawn space.

The project was quoted at $5,000 where the custom drip zones were the most expensive item.

Enjoy A Lush Yard All Year Long

We’ll design and install a sprinkler system that takes you off lawn duty.

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Rachael Sorensen

5/5

Jon and Team were great to work with throughout the project. We had a few delays that Jon was more than willing to accommodate, and he was a great professional throughout. Our yard looks phenomenal and we haven’t had any follow-up issues since the installation. 

Jon also went above and beyond and graveled our backup parking space because he had extra material. The whole project was completed faster than I anticipated and completely on budget. I would HIGHLY recommend Land Designs to anyone in Denver. Great job and thank you!

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Paul Bary

5/5

John is a pleasure to deal with. His plant knowledge is extensive and his design eye is superb.

He has done many projects for us to include a paver patio, planting beds, garden design/planting and a French drain system, with several more projects scheduled for this Spring.

I recommend John and his company unreservedly.

Francisco Africano

5/5

It was great working with Jon, Flavia, and the team. Jon provided a reasonably priced quote, made some recommendations, and completed the project in a timely manner.

I look forward to working with Land Designs by Colton again in the near future.

French Drain Installation Case Studiesy

Storm water management And erosion control

This large drainage project started at the rooftop of the house, from where excess water goes into a drip line to the downspout system, and then into the water retention systems.

Stiff-walled pipes and additional collection basins catch and redirect surface water away from the home into catch basins. The catch basins then allow water to slowly leak into the soil without going into the city’s drainage system.

The project was quoted at $10,000 where the trenching, soil removal, and installing natural rock for filtration were the most expensive items.

Keep Your Property Water-Free

Your French drain system will allow you to enjoy a dry and safe backyard all year long.

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