Our Services

Designs By Sundown is a full-service residential landscape architecture, construction, and maintenance company serving the Denver Front Range since 1985. The services we provide are tailored to fit the specific needs and requirements of your project.

The landscapes of today are all-inclusive outdoor living areas, equipped with brick pizza ovens, warming drawers, under-counter refrigerators, sinks, stone countertops, wet bars, and, of course, the all-important grill. Flowing water is close by, a soothing and peaceful addition to the garden. A fire element creates a place where family and friends can gather for warmth after a dip in the pool. Built-in entertainment centers with a TV and audio/intercom system bring the inside outdoors. Landscape lighting and decorative pottery complete these grand outside areas.

Designs By Sundown has the manpower, expertise, and equipment needed to bring this scene to life and handle even the most complex landscape jobs. A beautiful home combined with beautifully designed and maintained landscaping will increase the enjoyment and value of your living space for years to come.

Landscape Architecture
It all starts with an idea—yours. Your vision is translated onto paper by our team of experienced landscape architects and designers. Our designs can include waterscapes, pools, patios, gazebos, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens – there’s no limit to what we can create for your property. Many of our designs in the Denver metropolitan region have resulted in nationally recognized, award-winning landscapes.

Our landscape architect team’s diverse talents, background and experiences allow us to create different styles and build a design that seamlessly connects the home to the garden.

The Design Process
design process_2000x1125Intake: When you first contact DBS, we’ll gather pertinent project information about your space and answer any questions you may have about us and our design and building process. We will also schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our design professionals.

Consultation: At no charge, we will meet with you on-site for a fact-finding consultation. Our designer will bring inspirational photos and examples of our work that we think speak to your specific requests, as well as  assess existing site conditions, your home’s architectural style, and your outdoor lifestyle. We will explain the DBS design process and our service levels, which range from simple hand-sketches to fully realized computer-generated 3D renderings. This meeting is our opportunity to get to know each other and determine if we’re a good fit.

Design Development: The key to any successful landscape is successful design. Once you’ve decided on a design service level, we will perform a site survey to review the area, assess microclimate conditions, take photos, and look for potential challenges and opportunities. You will be matched up with a dedicated designer who will lead your project from start to finish. , but you’ll also receive the benefits of  working with our entire team, who will use their collective experience to come up with solutions and ideas specific to your project. Based on all of this, your designer will create a design just for you.

Final Design: Your designer will present a customized landscape design, complete with material choices and budget information. With your input, we will make modifications until we have a final design that meets your approval. Our thoughtful approach to design and our clear documentation of every step ensures that everyone understands and agrees on the desired result. At this point, your project is ready for construction.

Construction: Your designer will act as your liaison to our construction team, visiting the site frequently to ensure that the design is executed as you envisioned and introducing you to your project manager, foreman and lead crewmember.

Time to Enjoy: Once your landscape project is complete, we will leave the site clean and ready for you to savor. As our tag line says, It’s your world. Enjoy it!”

 

Construction
Imagine sitting around the warmth of a brick fire pit on a cool summer evening listening to the soothing sound of water flowing in the background. Designs By Sundown has the resources available to manage and build all aspects of this perfect outdoor setting right outside your door.

Our installation team has years of experience in the construction of patios, walkways, walls, waterscapes, pools, decks, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and much more. A seasoned foreman works alongside our crew and oversees every construction project from start to finish.

We take great pride in the quality of our craftsmanship and the attention to detail we put into each and every one of our landscape construction projects. We use only the finest materials and equipment to construct these outdoor living spaces. Year after year, our designs have received awards for landscape excellence.

Outdoor Living
outdoor living_1996x1327The finest elements from inside your home have been brought outdoors! Your outdoor living space can include warming fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and bars for al fresco dining, decorative patios and even wide screen TVs. Outdoor rooms bring purpose, function and elegance to your landscape. The professionals at Designs By Sundown can make this outdoor extension of your home a reality.

Each piece is meticulously designed and crafted to match the architectural style of your home and to provide you with year-round outdoor entertaining and enjoyment. Whether you prefer tile, brick, stone, iron or even glass, our team of masons can craft your dream outdoor space.

No outdoor room is complete without lighting and decorative pottery and plants. Our lighting team has access to the highest quality, most innovative and stylish products available to brighten your space. Our seasonal color staff will ensure your outdoor space flourishes with color and life.

Plantscapes
Plantscapes_1659x1327At Designs By Sundown, our nursery professionals travel the country to find the best plant material available for your property.  We hand select only the finest plants to make every garden thrive.

Our design staff carefully arranges each planting to fit your home’s environment. We account for color, texture, function, and water usage when building the beautiful outdoor spaces that will be a fixture to your home for many years to come.

At Designs By Sundown, we have our own five-acre tree farm and nursery facility where we house the best plant material available. All of our plants are thoroughly inspected and cared for while awaiting a new home in your garden.

Many of the colorful species that arrive on your landscape are already acclimated to our unique Colorado environment. We invite you to take a tour of our facility and help select the perfect plants for your garden.

Waterscapes
Close your eyes and picture a tranquil place where you can go to unwind. Such a space can be in your backyard, with a waterscape providing the peaceful sound of cascading water alongside the fragrant aroma of colorful flowers. Large or small, elaborate or simple, Designs By Sundown can create a waterscape to enhance any outdoor environment.

Designs By Sundown has designed and installed hundreds of unique waterscapes throughout Denver and in the mountains during our 30+ in the Rocky Mountain Region. Our landscape designers and construction specialists have created everything from formal fountains to natural looking waterfalls to indoor water features.

Our innovative designs have received national and regional recognition. We also provide waterscape maintenance to ensure years of trouble-free relaxation and beauty. Let your outdoor environment come alive with the addition of a beautiful stream, pond or waterfall right outside your door.

Lighting
lighting_2000x1030You have invested in a beautiful home and a breathtaking landscape, why not show them off after sundown? An investment in outdoor lighting will ensure that your home and landscaping looks as stunning at night as it does during the day.

Landscape lighting can be added to plants and trees, patios, walkways and water features. Designs By Sundown has an award-winning team of lighting technicians who will come to your home and customize a lighting plan specific to your requirements. Our landscape lighting division also provides check-ups, as well as system upgrades.

Landscape Maintenance
The trees are planted, the pond is filled, and the flowers around the gazebo are in full bloom. Your landscaping dreams have come true. Now it’s time to maintain and protect your new investment. The landscape professionals at Designs By Sundown not only create some of Denver’s finest residential landscapes, but we also maintain and care for these premier properties. Our estate maintenance department offers year-round landscape and grounds maintenance services tailored to the specific needs of your property.

Designs By Sundown employs an experienced staff of arborists, licensed spray applicators and highly educated plant health care specialists. We offer routine maintenance and plant health care, aeration, pruning, mowing, fertilization, top-dressing, irrigation, pest and insect control, spring and fall clean-up, winter watering, and snow removal.

Enjoy the beauty of your landscaping and leave the maintenance to us.

Water Management & Irrigation
Water management_2000x1321Water is our planet’s most precious resource and it’s up to all of us to use it wisely. In Denver, water conservation is especially important. At Designs by Sundown, we have long taken a proactive role in water conservation. For years, our installations have focused on water saving methods and we have used xeriscaping principles to promote the best use of water.

A properly installed and maintained sprinkler system can efficiently deliver water where it is needed, when it is needed. Designs By Sundown has an in-house irrigation division whose sole focus is the installation and maintenance of new and existing sprinkler systems.

The experts of our irrigation division install sprinkler systems using the highest quality products available. This division also offers irrigation maintenance and audits, sprinkler system activation in the spring and sprinkler system winterization in the fall.

Plant Health Care
Plant Health CareWhen it comes to protecting your landscape investment, ensuring the longevity of your plant materials is critical. Our knowledgeable Plant Health Care staff is licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, has a combined twenty years of experience in the industry, and two members of the team are certified ISA Arborists. Our ultimate goal is to nurture your turf, shrubs and trees to provide you with many years of enjoyment.

Lawn services offered include turf care programs to cover all seasons, aerations, and insect, disease and weed control. Tree and shrub services include deep root fertilizations, insect and disease control, trimming, structural pruning, and tree removal.

We provide free consultations, and can diagnose problems and explain their potential impact to your space. If needed, we will create a proposal outlining the most cost effective way to treat the problem.

We understand the importance of protecting our environment, and have organic products available upon request.

Seasonal Color
seasonal color_2000x1325From early spring to late fall, flowers can create a spectacular display of blooming color. Flowers transform any landscape or hardscape into a panorama of vivid color. Designs By Sundown’s award-winning team is skilled at making your outdoor space a reflection of your lifestyle and passions.

Our staff of color specialists is knowledgeable in all aspects of planting. We will blend your ideas with our expertise to create eye-catching flowerbeds, window box displays, container gardens, culinary gardens, and bulb gardens. We stay abreast of what’s new, what’s hot and what’s modern, and know where to purchase the best and most unique plants and pottery in town. Let us be your resource for outdoor furniture, decorative art, fountains, and even outdoor lighting. We have access to the best designer showrooms in Denver, and will put together a complete look for your outdoor room.

Our award-winning team also offers seasonal color maintenance services at regular intervals, including deadheading, fertilizing, and changing out flowers to provide new color on your property all season long.

Snow Removal
snow_1769x1327Before the first snowfall, contact Designs by Sundown for a quote for residential and commercial snow management. Save your back this winter and leave the hard work to us. We don’t take the winter off, and our full-time office staff is available to answer calls and questions. Designs by Sundown performs all snow removal itself with reliable company trucks and equipment serviced by in-house mechanics. Special requests are welcome and hand-shoveling for special driveway surfaces and walkways is available. Weather conditions are constantly monitored and crews are deployed as conditions dictate.

Designs By Sundown is licensed and insured.

Note: Snow removal service is available in select Denver neighborhoods.

Holiday Lighting
holiday lighting_1992x1327Are you looking to add sparkle to a special event or enhance the magic of the holidays? If so, Designs By Sundown can create a dazzling display using lighting and outdoor décor to wow your family and friends. Whether you are hosting a birthday party, an Independence Day social, a fall extravaganza or a winter-time holiday gathering, we can create a colorful combination of exterior lights and décor to enhance the celebration.

Our lighting specialists have many years of experience working with both standard and energy-saving LED lights, and can create show-stopping arrangements in your porch or patio containers by blending plants and décor of vibrant colors and contrasting textures. We have endless options of light colors, shapes and sizes and can recommend the perfect applications to accent your home and outdoor living space.

Let us craft the perfect setting for your needs.

Outdoor Furniture

Designs By Sundown is excited to announce the launch of our newest department, outdoor furniture and décor! We create outdoor spaces that are balanced, harmonious, sophisticated, and embrace our client’s lifestyle, and feel furniture is the key to bringing that finishing touch to your space.

Patios have become one of the most important gathering spots in the home…the defining element for outdoor living. Creating the perfect patio consists of well-considered exterior design. Patio additions add livable square footage to your home, enhance your home’s value and create an inviting destination for entertaining and fun.

Today’s patios are so much more than just a place to grill and eat – quite the contrary. Whether you’re stretched out on a lounge reading a book in quiet solitude, sipping a glass of wine by the warmth of a fire or conversing with friends while dining al fresco, a patio is a welcoming portal to your life that brings the indoors outside.

Patio furniture is the final element that ties everything together and makes a patio functional, livable and organic. It’s what makes a patio truly a patio, where people gather and live.

Our designers have several lines to choose from that range from decorative, custom cast-aluminum to all-weather wicker to hand-rubbed natural teak with brushed stainless steel. Just as every landscape has its own style and personality – we have carefully selected furniture lines that we believe will be a seamless and harmonious extension of your home into the outdoors.

We would love to set up a complimentary consultation for our designer to meet with you and show you all the possibilities. After all, we live in the greatest state where sitting outside is always in fashion.