About Sage & Stone
Sage & Stone Landscape, LLC is owned and operated by Mark Doyle, a 23 year Broomfield resident and has offered landscape contracting and design services since 2004. We are a sustainably focused design-build company specializing in landscape and garden installation, landscape renovations, xeriscaping, stonework, walkways, walls, and patios. We install durable, low maintenance landscapes and features which will provide many years of functionality and enjoyment. A well designed, installed, and maintained landscape not only provides immediate benefits but should also be considered a good long term investment.
Our goal is to build long lasting relationships with our clients. No doubt, landscaping is hard work but should be fun and rewarding too! We are a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. We invite you to check out our current status with the greater Denver Better Business Bureau.
Our Sustainable Landscaping Practices
Sustainability is on a lot of minds lately and for good reason. Considering our resource-intensive
lifestyles, landscapes are one place where many people can give back to Mother Nature and lessen
our burden on the planet. Sustainable landscaping is an evolving field that goes beyond some of the better known disciplines such as xeriscaping. Sustainability and durability go hand in hand. Landscapes that are 'built to last' help to spread out their inputs over many years. Here are some other practices we strive to follow that will make your landscape as sustainable as possible:
- minimizing water and fertilizer use by choosing native and other climate-appropriate plants
- using locally manufactured and/or recycled materials
- proper soil preparation (this emphasizes feeding the soil instead of the plants)
- composting and/or recycling of 'green' waste, especially grass clippings
- using water harvesting and grading techniques that direct water to planted areas and keep it from running offsite, except as a last resort. While foundations need to be protected, large amounts of water can be captured and diverted from roofs, downspouts, and hardscapes.
- using organic mulches which will break down and enrich the soil
- minimizing or eliminating herbicide and pesticide use
Taken a step further, sustainable landscaping also entails using the existing attributes and microclimates of a site to maximum advantage and building multiple functions into a landscape instead of just one or two (e.g.-aesthetics, wildlife food and habitat, shading for climate control, privacy screening, play areas etc). Over both the short and long term, a sustainable landscape will require less maintenance and thus save you time and money.
Working with Sage & Stone
Typically, the process begins with a visit to your property to assess the site and discuss your wants and ideas. The initial visit carries no charge or obligation. We will provide you with more detailed information on our company. We ask lots of questions, listen closely, make suggestions, and work with you to come up with solutions. If it is helpful we can look at other landscapes or get ideas from books and magazines.
Once we have determined a level of mutual interest, we will then provide a detailed estimate or proposal and where applicable, provide a scale drawing or schematic of the project. Sometimes things come together quickly and other times they take a bit longer - good ideas often take time to gel.
Another option is to break up or phase the installation process into two or more separate jobs. This can help spread out payments and also provide more planning time. Our goal is for you and us to develop a level of trust and comfort so that the project will go smoothly and you will be satisfied with the end result. We warranty all workmanship for a period of one year and will provide follow up visits as well as ongoing support after that.