Category Archives: Recent Projects

Landscaping a Colorado Zen Garden

Landscaping a Colorado Zen Garden

When you think of a zen garden, you probably think of a large Japanese garden tucked away somewhere in the mountains. Well, at Timberline Landscaping we love opportunities to break outside of the norm and shake things up a bit! We decided to take on the challenge of landscaping a zen garden in Colorado, but not without a few adaptations to accommodate the dry climate. Traditional Japanese Zen gardens have certain elements that are “required” in order to qualify as a Zen garden.

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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

Colorado Springs Trails Guide

Colorado Springs Trails Guide

Timberline Landscaping is proud to have done construction on the following trails. We put together this guide to help you plan your next hiking or biking journey! Refer to the Colorado Springs Trails Guide infographic below for trail details, difficulty and pet regulations, and refer to the map below for directions to your trail of choice. Keep in mind that each trail has different hours of operation, so please refer to the “Learn More” links provided in the infographic for that information.

For more information about our trail building across Colorado Springs, see our Trails page!

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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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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

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