Category Archives: Commercial Landscaping

Timberline Landscaping’s Commitment to Safety

Timberline Landscaping operates on the philosophy that “all of us have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for our employees, customers, suppliers, and the general public.”

Having a Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Erick Stover, on staff sets Timberline apart to ensure all employees follow all state and federal regulations.  “We are proactive versus reactive by trying to prevent accidents before they happen with continuing education and training,” states Erick. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all thing’s safety.

At Timberline, the core areas of safety belong to management, supervisors, and all employees. We achieve safe operations through committee meetings, orientations, and training. These safety initiatives allow us to provide professional and productive work that results in a long-lasting landscape that is done right.

We are a long-term established contractor that is insured and licensed.

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Why Safety Should be a Top Concern When Hiring a Landscape Contractor

Safety has become a bit of a buzzword in the contracting industry. Everyone is using the word safety when talking about their operations, and you just need your landscape to look right. Why does landscape contractor safety matter to you?

According to OSHA in the US, the prime contractor, building owner, or property manager can all be held liable for compliance. On commercial job sites, safety infractions could lead to a complete site shut down. For example, if a sub-contractor employee is hurt on the job while not wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment, it can result in costly fines for the general contractor. It can also halt project progress. Learn more about who is responsible for contractor injuries on-site.

It turns out safety matters a lot more than you would think when it comes to getting the landscape you desire. It ties into everything from how well machine operators know how to use the machinery correctly, to the overall professionalism and productivity of the team working on your landscape.

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5 Benefits of Smart Irrigation Controllers

Smart technology is becoming increasingly popular in the home. Smart technology is more efficient and makes life easier. There’s no reason why smart technology shouldn’t move outdoors to help us with our landscapes too. Our favorite outdoor technology is the smart irrigation controller. A smart irrigation controller waters your landscape for you, but with the added features of adjusting based on weather, plant type, and other things depending on the controller.  The benefits of smart irrigation controllers definitely outweigh the costs of basic stand-alone controllers.

Low-tech stand-alone controllers are typically just a timer. They do not provide any weather input or alerts and typically result in excessive water waste and even landscape loss from overwatering. Here are 5 benefits you’ll experience when you upgrade to a smart irrigation controller:

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Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

The Benefits of Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

Green roofs and rooftop gardens are increasing in popularity across Colorado and the United States, as urban dwellers seek to feel more connected to nature. They are beneficial for many other reasons, causing some municipalities to begin to require their inclusion when an existing roof is replaced. In fact, in November 2017, Denver voters passed a green roof initiative that requires the addition of some type of reflective roof or a form of green infrastructure. What are the benefits and why might you consider installing a green roof or rooftop garden on your commercial property? Read on to learn more.

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Why Construct a Green Roof?

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The Importance of Winter Watering

Did you know that on average it takes 10 inches of snow to equal 1 inch of rain?!

This means that snowfall simply does not provide the water necessary for plant material over the winter months. All plants, newly planted trees and shrubs in particular, run the risk of frost damage or death without winter watering. Keeping the soil moist will keep roots from drying out, which prevents root loss and die back. Days over 40 degrees provide a great opportunity to get out your hose and winter water your grass, trees, and shrubs. Pay special attention to evergreens as they are more susceptible to winter dry-out.

Purchase a Moisture Meter

Moisture meters are available at local garden centers and hardware stores and will help you determine if additional moisture is needed. Consider purchasing one with a 6-12 inch probe as you will want to check moisture at the root level. Continue reading The Importance of Winter Watering

Landscaping to reflect your brand

Landscaping to Reflect Your Brand

There are many things that can tie into your brand as a company: logo colors, company dress code, the website/social media pages, and your landscaping….wait, did you read that right? Yes, you did! The landscaping on your commercial property can say a lot about a company. In fact, the landscape is often the first impression of your business when customers arrive. So, how do you go about landscaping to reflect your brand? We have a few tips to help get you started!

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Landscaping the 39th US Senior Open at The Broadmoor

Landscaping the 39th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor

The 39th U.S. Senior Open has come to town and Timberline Landscaping was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to complete the landscape design and install for the tournament! The U.S. Senior Open is being hosted at The Broadmoor beginning June 25th through July 1st, 2018.

This year, our focus was on the main tent area, including the merchandise, Lexus, Jr. tent, first aid and concession tents with plant material generously donated from Harding Nursery. The landscape design features hydrangeas, maple trees, upright junipers and several other varieties of beautiful plants and trees. Continue reading Landscaping the 39th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor

Why Select a Landscape Industry Accredited Company

It is a fear many of us will experience. You have just handed a check to someone you have briefly met in exchange for services at your home or business. Sure, their online reviews were great, but can you really trust that they will provide you the wonderful experience or product they claim? Thankfully, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has a new designation to help combat these fears when selecting a landscape contractor. Timberline Landscaping is proud to be among the first 3 landscape contactors in the United States to earn the “Landscape Industry Accredited Company” designation, but what on earth does that mean for YOU?

Landscape Industry Accredited Company

Landscape industry accredited companies are:

Committed to Customer Service Excellence

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Why build retaining walls

What You Should Know About Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are a useful and often important part of landscaping. While they can be used to create visual interest in an outdoor space, many times they are necessary to control drainage and keep your yard structurally sound.

Why build a retaining wall?

Create additional usable space

Installing retaining walls is a great way to level out areas for a wide variety of uses. Perhaps you’d like a paver patio, a flat area to do vegetable gardening, a level area for a play structure, or even a simple area for grass. Continue reading What You Should Know About Retaining Walls

Broadmoor Estate House

Transforming the Landscape of the Broadmoor Estate House

When The Broadmoor proposed transforming their beautiful 12,000 square-foot estate house into a space for events, weddings,  or families  to stay for a weekend, they had quite a bit of work ahead of them. The once luxurious historical estate had deteriorated over time, but The Broadmoor Estate House still had the potential to be restored into a mansion just as breathtaking as it was in the past.

The estate, which was constructed in 1930, has been called Gatsby-esque and the landscape renovation that Timberline Landscaping completed has certainly helped recall the era.

Broadmoor Estate House

The History of The Broadmoor Estate House

The land was purchased from The Broadmoor in 1923, and the Estate House was built during the Great Depression for $60,000. The home was built for Thomas Harris Powers, a Pennsylvania native.  He hired an architectural firm out of Boston – Frohman, Robb, and Little – to design the estate, and titled it “La Tourelle” for its turret on the front of the house. He owned the estate until 1949.

The estate was then sold to an Oklahoma man for $100,000, but was sold again 11 years later, and several more times after that. The estate then fell into despair and was bank owned until February of 2016, when The Broadmoor purchased it again and began the journey of bringing the estate back to life. Continue reading Transforming the Landscape of the Broadmoor Estate House