We used Shane and Denver Landscaping to completely re-vamp our yard and are very glad we chose them. When we initially found water in our basement and in efforts to improve our drainage / grading, we got bids from multiple landscaping companies. Denver Landscaping wasn’t the cheapest and wasn’t the most expensive. We decided to go with Shane as he had great design ideas, was cognizant of balancing between our budget and our priorities, shared his expertise on what would work best given our situation, and was interested in building a lasting relationship with us.
We had Shane complete a design and install / implement the following items:
– Re-grading the yard
– Extending downspouts underground and installing a French drain
– Irrigation system installation
– Turf, mulch/rocks and a Flagstone walkway
Although our yard was a relatively small project for Shane’s company, he was able to fit us in almost as soon as we decided to go forward with the plan and still exceeded our expectations in terms of the attention we received throughout. Vince, the foreman, and his crew showed up on time every morning, were friendly and professional, and did great work! Vince explained everything with the irrigation system to us as this was the first time we had an irrigation system. He also brought to light any issues that could arise from our 100+ year old house (i.e. old water lines/pipes, low pressure/water flow to the irrigation system, etc) and him and Shane came up with viable solutions for every issue that arose. Both Vince and Shane were open to minor changes that we wanted while the crew was already working at the house and outlined the pros/cons of these changes, and ultimately supported what we wanted for our house.
The project was completed in approx. one week and Vince returned a couple days later to change out the irrigation heads as Shane came up with a better layout given our low water pressure/flow issues. Shane and Renee followed up with us after the project was completed to ensure we were happy and understood everything with our irrigation and drainage systems. We absolutely love our new yard and will definitely use Shane and Denver Landscaping for our future projects. We would highly recommend this company for any of your landscaping needs!
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I wanted to thank you, again, for the beautiful work you and your crew did on my landscaping project. I am so very pleased with the results. I will most definitely refer my friends and acquaintances to you. In fact, I already passed your name on to a colleague who is interested in doing some landscaping next summer.
It was such a pleasure to work with you and I so appreciate all the time, thought, planning and dedication you put into your work. I’d like to hire you again next summer to work on my front yard.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and take care of yourself.
Mike & Mary Monroe
We have had the fortunate experience to work with Shane Meyer in an extensive renovation of our yard. We feel fortunate because of not only the exceptional work that Shane did on our yard, but also for the fact that Shane created a wonderful working relationship. Throughout the project Shane demonstrated the highest level of quality work, adherence timelines and ethical behavior. We have had the opposite experience in which it was a real chore to ensure that a contractor followed through on our agreements. We experienced a real sense of relief knowing that Shane would not only follow through on our agreements, but in man cases, far exceed them.
Another factor that made it a pleasure to work with Shane was the way in which he respected and valued our needs and opinions. We learned during this process that there is an n enormous amount of decisions to make. We appreciated Shane’s ability to collaborate in a way that allowed us to integrate his considerable expertise into our vision of our yard. We also appreciated that the people Shane picked to work on various aspects of our yard were also of the highest quality and treated our family with the utmost respect.
It is now months after the completion of our project. We can honestly say that our landscaping project has gone far beyond our expectations as far as the positive influence it has had on our family’s lives. Dinners outside have become a way of life. Waking up in the morning and walking outside is an inspiration. It is a treat to watch our children embark on exciting landscape adventures. We continue to be amazed at the daily discoveries of beauty that our yard has become. And all of this is greatly enhanced knowing that Shane continues to be readily available to provide his time and expertise to ensure out yard continues to evolve.
We happily and unhesitatingly recommend Shane.
Bud & Nancy Glass
In the spring of 2011 we hired Cascade Design to help us with the total replacement of our front yard.
We wanted to eliminate all grass turf and replace it with ornamental plants and shrubbery, and add a new sidewalk through the center of the yard to the street with an accent stone column on each side.
We also wanted to incorporate a soothing natural stone water feature and blend some large native Colorado moss rock boulders into the design.
Shane took our ideas and with his expertise and guidance, came up with a stunning plan. We reviewed the design and after a few minor changes, decided to proceed.
After a few weeks of diligent work, Cascade Design finished our project, incorporating everything we wanted, including a new high efficiency underground irrigation system for the nearly 200 new plants that were put in.
Now, early into the second growing season, the plants are erupting in full spring bloom with all the beautiful colors that we wanted. Passers by frequently stop to admire this stunning transformation and comment on how nice it looks.
We are completely satisfied with the design and outcome of our new front yard. It is low-maintenance, and uses only a fraction of the water that used to be required for the old grass turf.
Shane Meyer runs an honest business and he stands behind his work. We are happy to recommend Shane and his professional crew at Cascade Design without hesitation, to anyone who may be considering them for landscape design, installation or maintenance service.
Shane at Denver Landscapes is the ultimate professional in the industry. He uses only the best materials, oversees each project with an eye for detail, and delivers exactly what he promises. People regularly stop in front of my property to admire my landscaping. It is one of a kind.
Jason and Laura Brant
Shane walked us through our entire yard project from start to finish. He assigned us to a landscape architect that matched our style. He then oversaw the project. He was very clear about cost of labor and materials. He provided a firm price up front, not an estimate. This allowed us to know what we would be spending and make adjustments before the project began. Shane took great pride in the workmanship of employees. He never made excuses when something didn’t go as planned. He addressed all problems (all projects have a few surprises) professionally. We’ve worked with over a dozen contractors on house projects and Shane has been our favorite. Renee has always quickly returned calls and clearly communicated about all maintenance visits. Shane also made sure all the plants became established in the first season. We used Denver Landscapes for a few smaller projects in subsequent years and were equally satisfied.
Denver Landscapes comes highly recommended for all your Denver Landscaping> needs. They will manage the project from start to finish, help you select the right (priced) materials, and be around for future additions if you feel so inclined. They’re a pleasure to work with and top notch.
John and Kim Nelms
Shane and the Denver Landscapes crew did a great job with our front yard redesign. He was on time and asked lots of questions to make sure his team delivered what we expected. He would offer recommendations as the project progressed, giving my wife and I options if they encountered obstacles. I would recommend Shane to anyone needing great, creative landscaping!
Jason and Laura Brant
From start to finish working with you has been a pleasure. We found you to be detail oriented throughout our landscaping project. You insisted on good foundation work, such as having a professional survey of the property completed. This was very important to us as we had existing drainage issues. Next, you matched us with a licensed landscape architect to design a plan. Lisa Cleary really listened to us, the client, and did her best to incorporate all desired elements into the design. You and Lisa also provided a far more creative and structurally sound design than any of the other companies we considered.
We were further impressed with the construction and implementation phase. Again you were very thorough and made sure your employees exhibited the same qualities in their workmanship. Your time and schedule estimates were also realistic. We had a few snags along the way, as all projects do, and you handled every matter with the utmost concern and courtesy. We have worked with many contractors on home remodeling projects and your professionalism and level-headedness is far above the rest.
After the plants were installed, you and your employees continued to monitor our yard to insure each tree, shrub and plant was established. If they were stressed you did what it took to make things right. We have been very pleased with the maintenance plan as well.
Lastly, the work of Cascade Design is a great value. We were impressed with the materials and workmanship for the price. Another area in which we appreciate your attention to detail was in the project cost proposal. You detailed all costs in the initial contract. There were no surprise costs as the project progressed. It was so refreshing to have a project actually stay on budget.
We would highly recommend Cascade Design to anyone looking to find a quality person and company to complete their landscaping project. Shane, you really treated our yard like it was your own. Thank you.
Hi Shane! I just wanted you to know that we say at LEAST once a week…..sigh….”I love this yard”. Seriously – we get so much enjoyment out of that landscaping. For fun I have included a picture – look back behind the dogs – isn’t all that growth back there awesome! And this picture is at least one, maybe tow years old. That kind of “empty spot on the left side is no longer empty!
I still give your name out regularly, I hope we are sending you some business.
Jim & Mary Murphy
Thank you for your work on our front and back yard this last year (November, 2007 to July, 2008). The results are outstanding.
While the seasonal weather wasn’t quite right, your crew did great work. Bob and his crew worked diligently for two weeks digging a four foot trench for our lovely brick wall in front. It was finished before the snow. It was a little disconcerting but Christmas Eve day was sunny and fairly warm and your crew poured all our concrete in front and back. By tea time (4.00pm) our guests were able to walk around the new concrete and the crew was there tiding up until 6 or 7 that evening. When we returned from midnight church services the weather was clear and cold, but sometime between midnight and 6am it snowed and someone in your crew returned and covered all the concrete. AMAZING!! We were set until spring thaw in late April.
Your crew (Vince, Andy, Mario, Bob, and Eliot) is always polite and does a good job of sweeping and straightening up before leaving. They were good at closing the gates each evening so our dog didn’t wander.
Your are generally accessible for communication an sometimes just showing up spontaneously to check on progress – like the Saturday morning you came and did extra – fixing our loose telephone wires so the phone would work again.
You could listen to our concerns and ideas and do what we asked – a simple north gate, an inside latch on the gate, using my Williamsburg gate chain and ball.
Thank you for all your work and we look forward to visits for sprinkler maintenance in the fall and spring.