How Landscape Lighting Can Make Your Home Look More Luxurious and Beautiful Throughout the Year

How Landscape Lighting Can Make Your Home Look More Luxurious and Beautiful Throughout the Year

Why is landscape lighting so essential? Well, to begin, a dark landscape can set a specific ambiance to your home that comes across as “uninviting” or “repellant” to some. Even if it’s not the holiday season when extra landscape lighting is acceptable, it doesn’t mean you can’t have aesthetic lighting throughout the year. Truthfully, adding strategic outdoor lights to your home’s stunning landscape design can make a huge difference in what mood your home portrays. Plus, why not show off your custom landscaping even when it’s nighttime?!

When it comes to lighting your landscape, there are several factors one must understand in order to create the perfect outdoor oasis and presentation for visitors. Landscape lighting is a concept that requires an elegant eye for structure and spacing, as well as a good perception of proper focal points. You might think you can install landscape lighting yourself, but the Colorado Springs luxury landscapers here at Bella strongly urge you to hire experts instead. Not only will you get the highest quality of materials and proper installation completed, hiring a professional actually will cost less as well. Since we have all the tools and knowledge of how and where to implement lights throughout your front or backyard, the total cost comes out quite less that if you were to go to Home Depot and try for yourself. It’s imperative to find the correct lighting materials and spacing outline to properly highlight the focal points of your landscape. Oh, and did we mention that adding lighting to your yard is also a security improvement?

Colorado Springs Garden LightingWhy Add Lighting to your Landscape?

  • Enhance the appearance and tone of your home
  • Show off your landscaping at nighttime
  • Add another level of safety and security to your property
  • Brighten up your home overall
  • Create a luxurious, resort-like feel of your outdoor living areas
  • Instantly increase the value of your home
  • Highlight the beauty of your existing yard structure and layout
  • Reduce the risk of burglary

The Beauty of Landscape Lighting

Think about your guests or even you when you arrive home after a long day at work or come over for a family dinner. The sky is dark and there’s a chill in the air. You drive up to your home and before pulling into the garage, you glance out toward your front yard. You see the clean water in your water fountain sparkle as it flows down the rocks and you begin to see the leaves of your aspen trees start to turn burnt orange and yellow. You wouldn’t have otherwise noticed these stunning details of your home if there weren’t lights illuminating each piece of your custom landscaping. How much more appealing is it for you and your guests to get out of the car to landscape lighting illuminating the path to your front door instead of just a menial front porch light? It makes all the difference in the world, we’ll tell you!

Using concepts like “up lighting” can create a beautifully dramatic effect in the evening, making your property appear more elegant and high-end. By lighting windows, solid walls, pathways and even tree trunks and other foliage, you can create an elegant tone even after the sun goes down, making your home come across as more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and more enjoyable at all hours of the night.

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While custom landscape lighting isn’t something you may add to the list of things that add value to your home, when you eventually sell, you can safely assume your future buyers are definitely going to appreciate having it. That added level of luxury allows the home to look higher-quality and worth more overall. Plus, it is not uncommon for potential home buyers to come look at homes after work in the evenings when the sky is darker, so having your landscape lighting on will enhance their opinion of your home instantly.

As a Colorado Springs professional landscape design company with lighting expertise, Bella Landscape & Garden Design offers our knowledge and experience to local clients looking to add luxury to their homes. We offer custom landscape lighting designs for any home in town, whether the yard is quite large or small and quaint. Let our professional luxury landscape designers turn your home into an elegant oasis at night. Give us a call today for a free lighting project quote and get one step closer to having the home of your dreams. Call Bella today!

The Power of a Patio

The Power of a Patio

Are you the type of Colorado Springs family who looks forward to your summer BBQ’s or birthday parties just to get the chance to have friends over? If you’ve answered yes to this question, it’s safe to assume your family is backyard oriented and enjoys being outside in their yard as much as possible. Colorado is one of the prettiest states when it comes to mountain views, sunny weather and fresh air, so it would make sense to want to always be outside. That’s precisely why a backyard patio is essential to any local home in our communities. A luxurious patio design not only completes the look of your landscape, it also provides a stunning and convenient space to hangout outside! Our professional landscapers here at Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Designs want to share their input on reasons why having a back patio is a critical piece to anyone’s home.

Do you like to entertain?

Patio Designs for PartiesWhen throwing parties or BBQ’s or family get togethers, a huge piece of your social life, having a beautiful patio in the back of your home is the perfect space to setup such types of get togethers. There’s nothing better than having your friend’s over for a summer BBQ or inviting your son’s young friends over to throw his 6th birthday party. Cooking, gathering, sitting and socializing on a terrace couldn’t be more perfect for an active family.

Do you like to have gatherings with food?

Hosting dinner parties or family dinners is another great excuse to have a professionally designed patio in your backyard. Being able to cook right there in front of everyone and have a space to sit and eat or drink in the same vicinity allows for an optimally social evening. It keeps everyone in the same place to enjoy each other’s company that much more.

Is your backyard the focal point of your home?

If you are an active family who does more activities outside than inside, a back-deck design is a perfect fit. Don’t waste time by just sitting outside with your siblings watching endless TV. Create a more social, exciting environment in the back of your home to play, or chat, or relax or just simply take in the clean Colorado air. Spending time with loved ones should be done by taking in the moment, not being distracted by technology. A home patio provides just that for your family.

Now that we’ve convinced you that our professional patio designers and landscapers can create the perfect terrace for you, here are some additional exciting backyard patio ideas to think about:

  • Add an outdoor spa or hot tub to relax in your outdoor escape after a hard day at work
  • Add an outdoor sound system to enhance the entertainment for your guests
  • Add an outdoor fireplace or fire pit to the middle of this organized courtyard
  • Create a windscreen built out of beautiful rocks or timbers to help block undesirable wind
  • Build a custom deck connecting your home and patio space together
  • Elaborate the border of your patio with your favorite flowers, trees, bushes or scrubs for your family and friends to enjoy

Do all these luxury design landscape ideas grab your attention? Give our friendly, professional landscaping designers here at Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Designs a call today to book a free consultation. Let your dream backyard come to life sooner rather than later and add that undeniable worth to your Colorado Springs home. Contact us now!

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Why You Should Let Bella Be Your Luxury Landscaper

Why You Should Let Bella Be Your Luxury Landscaper

There are so much more than just average landscaping options out there. Why settle for less when you can have the best? Well, that’s at least what the professionals at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs think. Our local company’s standard for landscape designs fosters nothing short of excellence, elegance and high-end style. We are your local luxury landscaper in Colorado Springs, and we are delighted to have that reputation in the community. Luxury isn’t just a style, it’s a mandatory aspect to all the custom designs we create.

So why should you let Bella be your luxury landscaper? Let us elaborate on our high standards so your decision can be made much easier. We’re not bragging, we’re applying for a job! A job to design your home’s dream backyard or front yard landscape design.

Reasons why you should book Bella Giardino:

  • Every design we create is 100% custom
  • We create extensive blueprints of every project to ensure our contractors understand exactly what you’re wanting
  • We take our time with every installation
  • It’s all in the details: our team is detail oriented and it shows in our work
  • Our staff is friendly, professional and courteous of your home
  • We don’t ever leave a job unless the customer is 100% satisfied
  • We are booked months in advance, so our demand speaks for itself
  • We were awarded the 2018 Top Rated Local Landscape Business Award in Colorado Springs
  • We only use top-quality products, equipment and items for our designs
  • Take a look at our past projects, the pictures speak volumes to our level of intricacy
  • We’ve designed luxurious landscapes for homes in high-end areas like Garden of the Gods, Monument and Black Forrest
  • Our style and service are simply unmatched

The list can go on and on, but we’d rather just have you take a look at our previous landscape designs and see for yourself how high our standards are. If you’re looking for a luxury landscaper in Colorado Springs, give the Bella team a call today. We can turn your home’s current state into the beautiful landscape you’ve always dreamed of. Call today!

New Designs for Outdoor Water Features

New Designs for Outdoor Water Features

Picture this: you and your family enjoying a cold beverage out back of your home on a warm summer evening just relaxing to the sound of a babbling brook in the background. The essence of an outdoor water feature provides an aura of serenity that brings happiness to your home. There’s nothing more calming than the sound of water running over rocks and rippling down through a pond. You bring the wilderness home.

Our professional team of water feature designers in Colorado Springs take outdoor waterfalls, fountains and ponds to a whole new level. The term luxurious is the best way to describe our custom landscape designs, especially when a babbling brook is added. Attention to detail is our company motto and is never compromised during any custom creations we bring to life.

Add some special ambiance to your back or front yard with a water feature today and start enjoying tranquil evenings with your loved ones. Whether you have a specific, custom design in mind, or would like some professional suggestions from our contractors, give us a call! We can make any creation come to life and present a whole new level luxury to your home. Bella is here for you!

The difference between high-end landscaping and simple landscaping

The difference between high-end landscaping and simple landscaping

What’s the difference between high-end landscaping and typical, simple landscaping you ask? There are many different aesthetic pieces that can be implemented into a landscape to make the perfect outdoor heaven. There’s no right way to create a yard design but there are difference when it comes to the simplicity or extravagance of the layout. Curious? Well, let the landscaping experts here at Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Design provide a simple comparison for you!

High-End Landscaping Includes:

  • Add luxury and style to your home
  • Impress neighbors and drivers by the intricate detail
  • Go bold and beautiful to make your house pop
  • Add not just some flowers, but beds of strategically placed flowers
  • Implement greenery to add depth to your front or back yard
  • Highlight the home with large, heavy stoned pathways
  • Build a stunning water feature structure seen for miles
  • Add a large, party friendly outdoor kitchen to your backyard

Simple Landscaping Includes:

  • Flatten the front yard to add grassy areas
  • Sprinkle flowers patches here and there
  • Add simple bushes to create a circumference
  • Plant a few trees
  • Outline the driveway with greenery

Now, don’t take a simple landscaping design to be a “bad” or “not cool” style to add to your residence. Sometimes, simple is best, and we have seen many absolutely stunning simple, typical landscaping yards that stand for themselves. Here at Bella, we like to go above and beyond with our garden designs or landscaping productions. Our company style is the be bold, broad, eye catching and timeless! See our past designs for yourself here on our website to view just what we mean when we say luxurious.

If adding pizzazz and high-end moods to your front yard or back yard is right up your alley, give our experts a call! We can make your dream comes true when it comes to your yard. Even if you already have a landscaping design present, we can absolutely vamp it up and enhance what is already there! High-end landscaping in Colorado Springs is our specialty – book a consultation now!

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

Spring has Sprung


Spring is here and can I tell you, I am thrilled.  Of course being in Colorado you know how challenging Springtime can be in your garden.  Before you get ready to put those plants in the ground, let’s talk about the steps we need to take to prepare.  Gardening entails more than just planting new flowers or shrubs.

Step 1: Clean your gardening tools and supplies so they are ready to go.   Survey the tools you have versus the tools you need. Service your lawn mower and sharpen any tools. Plan your garden and determine if you need any new garden accessories.

Step 2: Clean all the gutters on your house to protect any plants that may be underneath from overflow of water or melting snow.

Step 3: Fix stone or rock walls or walkways not sealed with concrete or mortar in early spring after the threat of snow and ice have subsided. Since they     are dry stacked, the winter and small animals can move and shift the walls or walkways. Rake uneven ground and fill in holes animals may have made.

Step 4: Rake the leftover leaves from fall so your landscape is ready for grass maintenance and new planting. Leaves tend to be hidden under piles of snow. It is important to clean up the leaves as soon as you can as decaying leaves give off toxins that will damage plants.

Step 5: Remove debris such as rocks, twigs and branches along with dead pieces of leaves in early spring when the snow has melted. They are often hidden under or in existing bushes or throughout dry rock walls.

Step 6: Check out your mulch to see if you will need fresh mulch. Fluff the mulch and spread it out evenly in early spring after the last of the snow has melted.

Step 7: Prune or move your perennials in early spring. Cut them back to the shape you want, transplant or divide them to move to another spot.  Hopefully you have already done this.  And this is the perfect time to fertilize.

Doing these steps will really prepare and organize us for a new growing season. Happy Spring Everyone!!!