Longmont Landscaping Service
Buffalo Landscaping Services
Landscaping & Snow Removal provides professional
landscaping services to Longmont and the
surrounding communities. We are a family owned
and operated business with over 15 years
of experience in both residential and commercial
landscaping services. Our goal is to provide
professional service and quality at a reasonable
Landscape Site Design
The Landscape site design or site plan is the starting point to creating a beautiful yard.
The site plan will help you layout the overall landscaping structures you want in your yard design.
It all starts by determining what you would like the space
surrounding your home to look like, and how it will all fit
together. Once you have an idea of the theme and the function,
sketch it out on a piece large piece of paper using a pencial so
you can erase and modify the design. The design can be as simple
(like picture at right) or as complex as the project requires.
Your design must also conform to local laws as applicable, as
well as home owner association guidelines. Some landscaping
projects may require a permit, especially if construction of
fences or decks are involved. Click
City of Longmont information.
There are numerours
resources on the internet to help you with your design. Just
search on "Landscape Site Design". You can also hire a Longmont
area landscape architect to help with this process. Even
though Buffalo Landscaping isn't a Landscape architect company,
we can assist you in finding the resources you need.
Landscape Site Preparation
Site Preparation can include land grading and contouring, soil preparation, water drainage or other tasks that
are required to get the landscape area prepared for the
landscape installation process.
Site Preparation may require that additional soil be brought in to accomodate ground
contouring such as mounds, or even quality soil for planting of lawns and shrubery.
Site preparation may also involve removal of soil for
swimming pool projects or yard ponds.
Depending on the size and scale of
the project, special equpment may be required to accomplish this
task, and should be planned for in the design process.
Buffalo Landscaping and Snow Removal has the equipment and
resources to help you.
Site preparation may require a
City of Longmont information.
Whether your planting trees, flowers or shrubs, you should first
consider if the location the location of
where your plants are being placed is adequate.
For trees, you should plan for growth to make sure there is enough clearance
from the house, sheds, adjacent property lines, and power lines.
Flowers and shrubs need adequate sun or shade depending on the species. Read the tags on the plants prior to purchase,
and ask your local experts such as the
Flower Bin on Nelson Rd.
in Longmont for their input.
Soil preparation should be considered as well. New plants require a little extra soil preparation, so the roots can get a good
start. Plants can be quite expensive, and a little extra effort in this area can make a big difference in the survival rate of your
Buffalo Landscaping is here to help
with all your planting needs.
Rock Gardens & Boulders
Rock gardens and Boulders can be a great addition to a Longmont landscaping project. Using rocks and boulders reflects
the natural Colorado landscape and also offers the opportunity to put a personal touch to
Rocks are not only great for retaining wall structure and
stability, but can also add a lot of beauty as well.
Buffalo Landscaping has the equipment
to not only install rock gardens and retaining walls, but to install larger boulders
Materials on Sunset St. in Longmont has a great selection of
rock, and boulders in a variety of colors.
Flower Gardens & Mulch
Mulch is a fantastic garden ground cover or soil additive composed of organic material.
Gardens may be mulched with wood shavings or chips as a covering, or peat moss and other nutrient-rich organic material for
treating poor soil. A top quality mulch is ideal for nourishing plants by adding organic
material, especially in the clay soil that is native to Longmont
and the surrounding area. Top layer mulch also helps to retain moisture into the flower garden for a healthy root system.
Buffalo Landscaping has years of
experience, and can help you with not only choosing the right
mulch for your garden, but with transporting materials,
cultivating and planting as well.
When attempting to stop weeds from growing in a garden, the
subject of plastic and weed barrier fabric come to mind.
If you have a new garden which is
mostly made up of shrubs, ornamental grasses, and robust
perennials, then landscape fabric can be a good
choice for about ten years. This is also assuming that you've
surrounded the plants with quality soil. By the end of ten years, your
shrubs and plants will be big enough to block the sun, and
effectively reduce weeds. At this stage you can take out the fabric
or heavy plastic and just add a
new thick cover of mulch to keep the weeds at bay.
As an alternative, you can also use
thick layers of newspaper as a "green soution". Also, if you have the time and desire,
you can pull the weeds when they’re tiny
for the first year, then after that point a good thick layer
of wood chip mulch is going to be every bit as effective as
Regardless of which direction you
choose, Buffalo Landscaping in Longmont can help you figure out the right
solution and install it for you.
With drip systems, water is slowly sent to
plants individually, conserving water and minimizing evaporation.
The system is designed for specific areas or zones in the garden.
The slow application of water allows the water to penetrate to the roots
of plants, and minimize runoff. The
depth of water penetration into the soil depends on how long each zone is in operation,
and the composition of the soil.
Drip systems are very effective in
the dry high-desert area of Longmont.
Drip systems can be setup on top of
the existing landscape, or installed below ground level.
Buffalo Landscaping is here to help you figure out the
best drip system for your paricular situation, and get it
Sprinkler sysetms are the most effective and
efficient method to water areas of your lawn. A very large area
can be watered using minimal number of sprinkler heads. The most
effective application is where the water spray from the ground
is not blocked by plant, trees or other objects.
There is a wide variety of sprinkler options.
Sprinklers heads can come in many styles and designs. Some of
the most common are risers or pop ups ranging from 2" to 12".
They can shoot water up to a 15’ radius, and they can be pattern
controlled. Residential and light commercial impact
type sprinklers can shoot a radius of between 16’ to 40’.
Commercial impact sprinklers can shoot a radius of between 40’
Buffalo Landscaping can not noly help you
choose the right sprinkler design, but can do compete layout and
installation and maintenance as needed.
The most effective method of preventing broken sprinkler pipes and lines
over the winter, as well as
preventing flooded basements in the spring is to use the
sprinkler system "blow out" procedure. This method uses
an air compressor to force air down the pipes and push the water out of the sprinkler heads.
This should be performed prior to the first freeze, typically in
This procedure must be done
correctly, and with the proper air pressure, or damage to your
sprinkler system may result, or worse.
Buffalo Landscaping has been
performing this service for several years in the Longmont area.
Xeriscaping is a landscape design that is water-efficient and appropriate to the environment.
Xeriscaping is very familiar to residents of Arizona and other arid climates. Longmont and
Colorado in general is actually part of the Great American Desert, and lends itself
The idea is to create an attractive landscape using mostly native plants that consume little water.
A properly installed and mature xeriscape uses less than one-third the water of a lawn or turf
landscape. Another advantage of a xeriscape is that it requires less maintenance.
Buffalo Landscaping has a lot
experience with installing and maintaining xeriscapes in the
For more informaiton xeriscaping, check out this
Gardening Xerisapes webpage.
Patios and Terraces
Patios and terraces can serve a lot of different needs. Use your
imagination in your patio or terrace design. This is your
personal area of the yard, and should not only be attractive and
functional, but it should also reflect your personality.
There are limitless options. Give thought to the activities and parties that you want to do
on your patio. View the patio or terrace as a place to reflect your personality and interests.
From BBQ parties to personal serenity and everything in between.
Also consider the number of guests you may be having, so that your
patio will be accomodating. As for various themes and designs.
Use the internet to get an unlimited number of ideas. Get those
Buffalo Landscaping will help you
every step of the way in installing the perfect patio for you
and your family.
Landscaping a walkway up to your
be an attractive and inviting approach to your home. One of the first
things you should decide is how the walkway will look, and how it well mesh with the surrounding
landscape. You can use a variety of pavers in different colors, or slab stone such
as flagstone, which is highly availble in the Longmont area.
Consider using small shrubery and lawn along your walkway to color contrast and accent the path.
You can choose from a variety of green plants, shrubs, flowers, lighting, or a combination
to create a beautiful walkway landscape.
Buffalo Landscaping has the skills
and experience to help you with your walkway design and
Tree & Bush Services
Trees and bushes are fairly low maintenance plants, but in particular, bushes should be trimmed annually.
Trees are typpically lower maintenance, but dead limbs should be removed every spring and fall
to maintain the overall health of the tree.
Call Buffalo Landscaping for all your
tree and bush maintenance service needs.
Yard Cleanup & Maintenance
Yard cleanup in both spring and fall can be a dirty job, and
Buffalo Landscaping is here to help. We'll rake up and remove all those leaves and dibris that accumulate over the
summer or winter months. We also do yard maintenance
such as mowing, trimming, or any other landscape maintenance service you
need. Call Buffalo for a free
Fence Installation & Repair
Does your fence resemble the picture at the right? If so, the fence posts are likely rotten and
the fence will soon fall over. However,
all is not lost. Cedar fences like this one are all over the Longmont area, and they can be refurbished once the posts
Repairing the fence vs replacement can save you a lot of money.
Cedar is extremely weather
resistant, and if you coat the fence with linseed oil or similar product, you can
beautify your old fence and make it look much better
for years to come.
Regardless, if you need a fence repaired, refurbished, or you'd like the old one removed and a new one installed, call Buffalo
Landscaping in Longmont. We have all the skill and tools to get the job done
We do all types of fencing from picket to chain link. Call us today for a free estimate.
Lawns & Ground Preparation
The condition and type of the soil under the grass is the most important element to the overall health of your lawn. In situations where you are putting in a new lawn you will have ample opportunity to prepare the soil before the grass is planted. It is a good idea to have the soil tested before establishing your new lawn. The soil test report gives the type and amount of fertilizer to apply for your lawn. This fertilizer (and lime, if required) should be worked into the top four to six inches of your soil. Once your lawn is established it is hard to do much to improve the soil at the root level.
Proper preparation of the soil is the first step in attaining a healthy lawn. The soil should be tilled thoroughly, either by a mechanical tiller or digging down a spades depth over the entire area. If you've added topsoil to your yard, you will want to be certain that it is well mixed in with the soil underneath. Otherwise it is possible that the roots of your lawn may not penetrate the native soil.
Buffalo Landscaping can do all the
necessary ground preparation for your new lawn, or can remove
and install a new lawn that you will be proud of.
Lawn Power Raking and Aeration
Heavily thatched lawns combined with depleted and compacted soil can make your lawn look less than desirable. You can fertilize and water regularly, and the lawn remains spotty-brown and unhealthy looking.
Power raking combined with aeration allows water and nutrients to penetrate the lop layer and more effectively get to the root system. Power raking and aeration done annually, actually helps condition the soil by allowing some of the old naturally deteriorating grass to more effectively break down and create fresh soil, for a healthier lawn.
For those not familiar, an aerator is a machine that is a little larger than a lawn mower, that has cylindrical shaped tines that penetrate the soil and extracts plugs of old that and hardened soil. Again, the resulting holes in the soil allows the water and nutrients to get deep into the root system, resulting in a thriving lawn!