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A Modern Yard for This Denver Metro Area New Build Home

Discover how Jenna and BJ's landscape plan was the finishing touch for their dream home.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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The Brief

When Jenna and BJ moved into their brand new build just outside of Denver, Colorado, they needed a new landscape design to submit to their HOA—and fast. They wanted a clean, modern design that added practical features and beautiful curb appeal to their empty lot. These landscaping novices were ready to take their beautiful home to the next level with a helping hand from an experienced designer. Here’s what we found out from the homeowner:

Before

  • Their space was an empty dirt lot—a blank canvas for landscaping

  • They needed a landscaping plan to submit to their HOA

  • The handy husband was ready to DIY the install

What They Asked For

  • Modern landscaping style with pops of sunny yellow and orange

  • An edible garden

  • Water-efficient, low-maintenance design

  • A space for entertaining

  • A plan that could be installed quickly

Our Plan

After reviewing the information we received from the client, assessing their space and conducting a video chat with them and their architect, expert landscape designer Megan put together a plan for a simple, easy-to-install landscape to elevate their empty lot into a true outdoor living space.

Design Elements

  • A cohesive and effortless modern design style throughout the front and backyard landscaping

  • A variety of natural stone including modern paving stones, raw boulders, and ground cover gravel echo the local landscape

  • An elegant bluestone patio featuring cozy seating and an impressive outdoor fireplace

  • A range of hardy, drought-tolerant native plants that will thrive in Colorado's dry climate, including:

    • Spanish Gold Broom (Cytisus purgans 'Spanish Gold')

    • Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa 'Excalibur')

    • Switch Grass (Paniucum virgaturm 'Northwind')

    • Munstead English Lavendar, (Lavandula angustifolio)

Finished Project

Dreamy Outdoor Living

  • The backyard patio is a hub for outdoor living and entertaining

  • Raised garden beds are home to a bounty of homegrown produce

  • The low maintenance front yard landscaping adds new curb appeal that will only continue to grow as the plants mature

  • The family of four now spends more time than ever outside

  • The outdoor fire place room is the perfect extension of the home, adding to their indoor outdoor living

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Jenna and BJ's Feedback

Jenna and BJ

The Full project

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Building a new home is overwhelming so it was a relief to work with Tilly and have the process be so simple. We love our outdoor space.

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