Monthly Archives: October 2015

Caring for Potted Plants in Colorado Springs

Adding potted plants to your garden can create a dynamic look. We love designing potted plants for our commercial and residential properties year-round. Here are some care tips from our plant specialist Christy Norton.

Purchasing Tips

Choosing the right plants for your pots, and the right pots for your plants is essential. Don’t choose the same size pot as what you are going to plant. Generally, plants come in 1-5 gallon containers, so you’ll want to purchase a pot that is several gallons larger than the plant itself. As for choosing the right plants, purchase a variety of types and sizes. Consider buying trailing plants that drape down the side of the pot along with heightened plants such as grasses and spikes. We call these thrills, spills, and fills.  Of course, plan to add color with a variety of flowers, In Colorado, the most common plants for pots are geraniums, marigolds, and petunias. Continue reading Caring for Potted Plants in Colorado Springs

Landscape Industry Certified: Why Does it Matter?

“Creating a little bit of heaven” isn’t just Timberline’s slogan —  it’s an important part of what we do. Your “piece of heaven” should be long-lasting, beautifully maintained, and perfect from top to bottom.

This year, along with awards for several of our projects, Timberline was honored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for having the most Landscape Industry Certified individuals on a team in the country. Tim, our owner, has always maintained that “the growth and success of Timberline is not measured by the almighty dollar, but by the growth and success of our team.” Because of that sentiment, of all the awards won this year, this is one we are incredibly proud of.

Design_LICT Team

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Award Winning Projects: The Broadmoor Hotel West Entrance

Those who study landscape architecture have undoubtedly heard the name Frederick Law Olmsted. For those unfamiliar, Olmsted is considered to be the father of landscape architecture and was the landscape architect responsible for the design of Central Park. He was also the gentleman who handled the original design of the landscape for The Broadmoor Hotel, a world famous, 5 start resort in Colorado Springs built in 1918. When Timberline was chosen to renovate the West Entrance to The Broadmoor we knew we had some large shoes to fill! Our recent Merit Award in Installation for the project from the National Association of Landscape Professionals gave us some reassurance that we would have made Frederick Law Olmsted proud.

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National Association of Landscape Professionals Merit Award Winner - Eco restoration

Award Winning Projects: Inside The Manitou Incline

To say that The Manitou Incline Renovation was a large undertaking would be both obvious…and an understatement. Before placing our name in the hat for the project we asked ourselves, “are we crazy?” Since we dove in headfirst and have now completed Phase I and II of construction, the answer to that may very well be yes.

Having recently been honored with the Grand Award for Erosion Control and Ecological Restoration by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for our work on The Incline, we thought we would share just a bit of what went into the massive project. Continue reading Award Winning Projects: Inside The Manitou Incline

Award Winning Projects: Maintaining the Olympic Training Center

Timberline was recently honored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals with a Merit Award for Landscape Management at the beautiful Olympic Training Center here in Colorado Springs.

The Olympic Training Center provides a training facility as well as housing for Team USA’s world-class athletes. Public visitation and touring of the facilities for public relations is allowed, so if you have not visited, it is quite fun! The United States Olympic Committee’s goals for landscape management for the property include: safety of all athletes and visitors, and beautification of the high-profile property. There is a great emphasis on attention to detail throughout the property as it is a direct reflection upon Team USA and the Olympic Committee. Continue reading Award Winning Projects: Maintaining the Olympic Training Center