Common Denver Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

One of the most exciting parts about the beginning of spring is not only the warmer weather, but the opportunity to refresh and revitalize your home’s landscaping. If you are going to invest your time and money into your lawn, which ultimately raises the value of your home, you can never be too careful! Whether you are a veteran or beginner landscaper, we’ve put together a guide to help you avoid these common Denver landscaping mistakes.

Not Setting a Budget 

Going into your landscaping project with no budget in mind can cause major headaches for you down the road. It’s important to have an idea of how much you want, and are able to spend when talking to a landscaping company or if you are doing the leg work on your own. Need help deciding on a base number? Set a budget for 10-20% of your home’s value. 

Not Having a Color Palette in Mind

It’s important to have a color scheme in mind when you are starting the landscaping process. Choose colors that are not only complementary to your home, but that won’t clash with one another. Having a color palette in mind will making sorting through all of your plant options quicker, and more effective. 

Forgetting Functionality

We’ve all been there - it’s easy to get carried away in the design of your home (indoors or outdoors) and forget about functionality. When designing your outdoor space, make sure it’s functional. You don’t want to put plants or a garden in the middle of your background if that is where your kids will play, and you don’t want to place 5 feet bushes in front of windows.

Forgetting Longevity/Maintainability 

Remember, not only do you want your landscaping to be functional, you want it to be maintainable. There is nothing worse then spending hundreds on a gorgeous landscape that you can’t keep up with. Make sure your landscaping is something that fits your lifestyle. If you are gone for months at a time, you might want to opt for landscaping that isn’t high maintenance. 


Lighting is easy to forget when it comes to outdoor living spaces - but it’s essential that you do not forget it when you are budgeting and designing! A well-designed landscape can be highlighted at night using outdoor lighting. Show off your investment!

Not Hiring a Professional 

Landscaping professionals are just that - professionals. It’s important to consult experts in the field to help you design a space that fits your needs, and gives you the outdoor living space you’ve always dreamt of. There is a lot to consider with landscaping such as your climate zone, irrigation systems, soil type, overcrowding, and lifestyle. If you are going to invest in your landscaping and outdoor living space then you need to be sure that it will be successful. 

No matter your experience with landscaping, Wild Irishman is here to give you A+ service, and help you create the beautiful yard of your dreams. From landscaping design, water service, maintenance and paving - we have all the services you need to achieve your perfect lawn. Contact us as soon as you can to make an appointment or to get a free quote! 
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