If you have issues with erosion or a highly sloped yard, a retaining wall my be your solution.
We have quite a bit of experience designing and implementing water features into your plan.
We will evaluate your outdoor space and make many recommendations to suit your specific needs.
Here at Backes Landscaping, we pride ourselves in being one of the Best Landscaping Companies in Fort Collins CO, Loveland CO, and surrounding Northern Colorado areas. We are serious about delivering impeccable landscaping services and landscaping design services. If you need some inspiration or design ideas for your project, take a look at our gallery page. From there, you can get the creative landscaping design juices flowing. When you reach a point where you’d like to get more ideas or you’re ready to move forward with your project, give us a call. We will gladly come to your home and evaluate your backyard, front yard, or other exterior space. We have been landscaping for over 20 years so we are loaded with landscaping design ideas and are sure to give you some great landscaping ideas.
Erosion is quite common in Northern Colorado. It is the natural process of soil moving from one location to another, usually by water or gravity. This process is more common in steep landscapes and, in some cases, can result in landslides and dirt flow. Erosion is also known as sedimentation and this process is sped up by new housing developments. Erosion can really drive down the property value in a neighborhood, so it is very important to keep erosion under control by implementing a retaining wall. It is very important that new home builders consider erosion planning when building a new development.
If you feel that you may have a potential issue with erosion, Backes Landscaping is happy to take a look at your erosion problem to do a free assessment and inspection. We are more than happy to repair any failed or damaged retaining walls you may have.
The hot Northern Colorado summers can leave your lawn parched and damaged. The best way to make sure your grass is getting enough water is with a sprinkler system installation, as automatic sprinklers make it easier to properly water your lawn. While some people water every day, the trick is to do it less frequently but more deeply. Simply turn on your sprinkler system one to two times a week and water to a depth of four to five inches. This will encourage your grass to develop a robust root system that can beat the summer heat.
Taking good care of your lawn is key to beautiful landscaping and deep watering will keep your grass looking great, and this will also help avoid an entire lawn replacement. Backes Landscaping can design and install the ideal type of automatic sprinkler system for your property. We optimize your sprinkler zones for maximum efficiency. Enjoy a beautiful lawn and save the time and effort of watering by choosing a professional sprinkler installation right here in Fort Collins.
Create the outdoor entertainment space you have always wanted with a custom fire pit installation. A fire pit makes a wonderful addition to just about any backyard. It allows you to use your outdoor space all year round and provides an upgrade to your landscaping design at the same time. You’ll be able to spend many nights having fun with family and friends around a warm fire, roasting smores and enjoying lively conversation.
For professional fire pit installation in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado, Backes Landscaping has you covered. We will help you decide on the right location for your fire pit to maximize both safety and enjoyment. Our experts can also recommend different fire pit shapes, sizes, and heights that could work well for your backyard. Opting for custom fire pit installation will ensure that your new fire pit meets all of your landscaping design preferences and backyard entertainment needs.
"Michael Backes of Backes Landscaping is highly regarded in the industry. He does quality work at a reasonable price. I highly recommend his services."
Backes Landscaping doesn’t quit until the job is done right. Honest prices, dependable service. Great eye for details!
Backes Landscaping did prompt, quality landscaping work. He was on budget and reliable. He was easy to work with and had great ideas. I would highly recommend him.
Michael and his team were absolutely great. They did a large yard with a water feature, small patio, sod, tons of plantings, and rock and mulch borders. They were always on time and the work is top notch. Carl and Michael are excellent communicators and problem solvers, great at answering questions, and they made sure we understood their process every step of the way. Their crew is polite, hard-working, and respectful. The job could not possibly have gone any better!
Backes Landscaping just finished a backyard makeover that has completely transformed our property and I couldn't be happier with the job they did. Michael and his team helped us develop an overall design, gave us a fair and very reasonable estimate for the work, coordinated utility locates and upfront prep work, communicated their schedule and showed up on time, and completed the work on schedule and on budget. I can't say enough great things about them. Their overall demeanor and appearance was nothing but professional and we were happy to have them working at our home. Backes Landscaping was able to take an uninspired builder-grade backyard and transform it into an outdoor living space that we look forward to enjoying for years to come - I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a landscaping project. Thanks Michael!
Outstanding landscapers. Great help with design ideas, perfect execution. Fair price and came in under budget. Highly recommend!
Backes Landscaping is seriously the best, at every step along the way!! Michael was super responsive throughout and provided a very reasonable estimate (and delivered on budget). I knew nothing about landscaping, so he was very patient, good at explaining, and conceptualizing my ideas. He and his worker were also incredibly considerate, and cleaned up the yard/equipment at the end of each day. I would definitely recommend him!!
He did an excellent job on our railroad tie retaining wall. I highly recommend his work. He was prompt, efficient, communicated well and price was reasonable. I would certainly use his services in the future.
Backes Landscaping is excellent to work with. We completed a landscape project within a CDOT right of way and BL were fast, efficient and performed excellent work.
I have worked with many contractors over the past 2 years and Michael is one of the best. He furnished a quote in a timely basis and he followed up with me promptly. He was good at explaining his work and making positive recommendations on ways to improve my backyard. Michael was very communicative and I never had to wonder where he was or if he was going to show. I appreciate his commitment to his customers. I truly love my backyard! The transformation is beautiful and I have Michael the thank for that!
Backes Landscaping was awesome to work with. I purchased a home in Old Town Fort Collins that needed some serious curb appeal. Michael Backes came up with some great ideas, came in at a competitive price and had installed during the timeline we agreed upon. I highly recommend Backes Landscaping.
When other places didn't listen to what we wanted, and said they could not give me an estimate until after they had started work, Michael at Backes Landscaping listened carefully to my wife and me, and did exactly what we had envisioned, and it was even better than we had hoped for. Michael listened to what we wanted, was happy to do some changes we were thinking of, and was happy to use a little of our existing landscaping materials in order to save us a little money. The final bill was even a little less than the estimate. Can't recommend Backes Landscaping enough. We will give him a call when we want to do the backyard.
Mike started the work on the time, kept me updated on the progress, and we now have a beautiful flagstone patio. He is professional and easy to work with.
Backes landscaping will work with you to deliver your quality landscaping needs an incredible speed and honest price. I had the opportunity to work with them on a large project after my initial bid fell through (and now i'm very happy it did). The result from working with Backes landscaping was far better than I ever could have expected.
Michael has great vision. I had a limited budget for my project. Michael came up with an aesthetically beautiful solution for my retaining wall and stayed below budget. Thank, Michael! I will be calling again.
Great Company. Clean, Efficient and Reasonable! Very Happy with their work!
They did a great job for us - on time and on budget. I highly recommend Backes Landscaping!
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