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Outdoor Craftsmen receives national award


December 2, 2016

Niwot-based Outdoor Craftsmen has been awarded a Landscape Award of Excellence – Grand Award for Landscape Design-Build by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Sophisticated, modern, and sustainable best describe this renovation. The natural pool and sculptural fire feature are striking elements, and the garden was designed for all seasons though the use of sculptural plantings and boulders. Xeric principals were applied to every aspect of installation. A subsurface drainage system combined with swales help redirect water away from the home and through the garden.

The majority of this site was designed to be a native grass prairie, with less than 600 square feet of sod incorporated into the 1/2 acre lot. Permaculture areas of fruits, vegetables, and cutting flowers commingle with the native surroundings. An advanced water management practice ensures good plant health and ultimately saves money on the water bill.

Hand-selected moss rock anchors every grade transition, prevents erosion, and harmoniously coexists with the unique specimen trees, creating living art. A collection of drought-tolerant perennials, grasses, and groundcovers add color, texture, and ever changing blooms throughout all seasons. Large shade trees installed on the south and west side of the house help to keep the home cool in the heat of the summer.

The Landscape Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional landscape, lawn care, and interior plantscape design, installation and maintenance projects from around the nation. This year, a number of awards were presented to lawn and landscape companies across the nation.

“I am proud that Outdoor Craftsmen is once again recognized as an industry leader for our quality craftsmanship, creativity and sustainable practices,” said Scott Deemer, President and Founder of Outdoor Craftsmen. “The culture of our company is built around those same core values.”

To view photos of Excellence in Landscape projects or for more information about Outdoor Craftsmen, visit their website outdoorcraftsmen.com or facebook.com/outdoorcraftsmen.


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