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Water-Wise Landscape and Irrigation Professionals#

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The following landscape and irrigation contractors are ready to help you achieve a water-saving landscape thanks to their in-depth knowledge of water-wise principles and City landscaping programs. The companies listed have attended a Water-Wise Professionals informational meeting and are not endorsed by the City. Participants of City of Fort Collins programs are not required to use a professional from this list to be eligible to participate.


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Apex Futures LLC is a local Fort Collins firm passionate about designing and installing engaging, water wise landscapes that benefit the entire ecological community. Leaning on xeriscape and permaculture principles, we believe nature principally inform our design.

Other services: HOA consulting, grant writing, strategic planning

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation

Offering complete landscape plans to hourly consulting, design on-site, DIY support, Parkway Amendments, curated plant lists & sourcing, ecological gardening practices, native and regionally appropriate planting design, and site design to marry building and landscape architecture.

  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Native seeding projects

ET Irrigation's focus is anything irrigation related with core business being Irrigation Management. (Assess, Design, Manage, repair, consult, Startup and winterization)

Other services: turf to native grass conversions

  • Irrigation design
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Irrigation auditing
  • Native seeding projects

Oak & Stone Design is a local landscape design and construction team dedicated to designing & building enticing outdoor living spaces with the environment in mind.

Other services: landscape lighting and planters

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Irrigation auditing

Straightforward landscaping is passionate about Colorado’s ever changing landscape and the clients they service. We provide design, build, manage and maintain. We are excited to add hydroseeding as an option for our clients to help with cost and more options for landscaping. We have been apart of XIP since 2020 and also life after lawn in Weld County.

Other services: hydroseeding

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Masonry
  • Tree/shrub pruning
  • Hauling and debris removal/recycling
  • Native seeding projects

Habitat Guild is a full-service, premium residential landscape company providing design, build, and care services in Northern Colorado. We specialize in the artful craft of naturalized landscape through an ecological lens.

Other services: consultation

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Native seeding projects

Serenity Garden Design is focused on offering ecological landscape design, project management and garden consulting in northern Colorado. Using well over a decade of education and experience, we work with our clients to produce thoughtful designs that address their needs and desires along with the needs of the environment and local wildlife.

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design

Front Range Landscape is family owned and operated. We offer landscape design, installation and maintenance services. We specialize in providing custom gardens that suit our customers' needs and wants.

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Masonry
  • Tree/shrub pruning
  • Pesticide and disease control
  • Native seeding projects

Confluent Design provides landscape architectural design services for property owners interested in creating native, waterwise, firewise landscapes.

  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design

Fresh Blooms Design creates beautiful landscapes for people and pollinators. We strive to use native and low maintenance plants that work for your vision to allow for maximum enjoyment.

  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design

Urban Ecology Studio provides Landscape Design services with the intent of creating meaningful spaces that also serve as examples of careful stewardship of water and habitat. Fred Haberecht, the owner of Urban Ecology Studio, has 40 years of experience in designing and managing landscapes in the arid west. Fred Haberecht is a Licensed Landscape Architect with 40 years of substantial and varied design experience, 20 of which were at Colorado State University first as the Campus Landscape Architect and later as the Campus Planner.

Other services: plant health care recommendations

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design

Earth Love Gardens (ELG) creates native plant, pollinator & bird-friendly and edible Landscape Designs. ELG also offers Project Management to install projects for non-profit organizations. ELG is partners with the Audubon Rockies and the Pollinator Partnership.

Other services: project management of installations for non-profit organizations

  • Landscape design

ZGL is a full-service landscaping company, we specialize in providing both commercial and residential landscaping services, including design, installation, and maintenance. We make life better through landscaping.

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Tree/shrub pruning
  • Native seeding projects

Based in Fort Collins, CSU graduate offering landscape and home exterior design services along the Front Range with a network of contractors for installation. Consultations provided for tree care and landscape maintenance as well.

Other services: maintenance and tree care consultations

  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design

Maddie specializes in naturalistic, native-plant landscapes that serve people and wildlife alike. A trained botanist, she offers consulting, design, and planting services, and is herself a former XIP participant (2021).

Other services: lawn-to-xeriscape conversion

  • Landscape design
  • Landscape installation
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Native seeding projects

We provide detailed landscape designs and consultations. We specialize in low water, native designs as well as pollinator friendly designs. We also provide detailed garden maintenance and garden installations. We will oversee the installation of an entire landscape design from start to finish and then take care of it as it matures.

Other services: garden maintenance, raised garden bed design, edible gardens

  • Landscape design
  • Landscape installation
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Native seeding projects

At The FronTerra Group, our creative team of landscape architects and land use planners combine extensive construction and horticultural knowledge with a love of art to create fresh, inspiring places that engage the senses and promote water savings.

Other services: minor amendment, grant assistance, municipal coordination

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Native seeding projects

About Thyme Permascapes, LLC works to create and maintain beautiful gardens through soil retention, watershed adjustments, and thoughtful planting. New and established areas are transformed from bland, high maintenance yards into beautifully interesting, low maintenance spaces.

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Landscape installation
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Hauling and debris removal/recycling
  • Sod cut and haul-off only projects
  • Native seeding projects

Blue Spruce Horticulture is a humble and resilient enterprise. We create unique, functional, and artistic landscapes that thrive in the high plains. We are impassioned horticulturists, creative designers, skilled craftsmen, and patient teachers.

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Masonry
  • Irrigation auditing
  • Tree/shrub pruning
  • Hauling and debris removal/recycling
  • Pesticide and disease control
  • Sod cut and haul-off only projects
  • Native seeding projects

Our residential landscape installation services and maintenance services are available to properties in Fort Collins (east of Horsetooth Reservoir), Loveland (east of Co Rd 23), Timnath, Wellington, Windsor, and northern Johnstown. Our landscape installation services and maintenance services for commercial properties are available for all of Northern Colorado.

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Landscape installation
  • Hardscape installation
  • Irrigation installation, repairs, maintenance
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Masonry
  • Irrigation auditing
  • Tree/shrub pruning
  • Hauling and debris removal/recycling
  • Pesticide and disease control
  • Sod cut and haul-off only projects
  • Native seeding projects

Chickadee Pine Designs LLC, is an ecological landscape design company specializing in pollinator and bird friendly landscape habitats. We also specialize in facilitating community landscape design workshops, interpretive graphic design, and garden coaching. We design with our clients, teach what we know, and help guide installation to create habitat for all. We only provide landscape design services and can plan workshops to help you install your own landscape with friends and family. If you want someone else to install your landscape then we can refer you to an installation company.

  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design
  • Native seeding projects

At Earthborn Landscape Design, we work in close partnership with our clients to create water-wise landscape designs that are beautiful, functional, and sustainable. We specialize in designing low-water landscapes with a strong focus on native plants.

  • Landscape design
  • Hardscape design
  • Patio design

Sundrops & Starflowers specializes in landscape design for the do-it-yourself homeowner. A yard that is truly lovely is one that is loved by the owner. Large or small projects welcome.

  • Landscape design

Norris Design offers planning, landscape architecture, irrigation design, and branding services. Our integrated approach brings individual disciplines together to design places that get built. We believe in the power of place and the ability of our environments to inspire us all.

Other services: planning & zoning entitlements, site plan amendments

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Native seeding projects

Horsetooth Nursery is a small grower specializing in local native plants and other xeric, pollinator-friendly species.

Other services: native plants

  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation design
  • Hardscape design
  • Native seeding projects


Did You Know?

Taking advantage of daylight from windows and skylights can save energy.

Replacing kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators with WaterSense-labeled models can help save water.

Permanent "duct mastic" material – not duct tape – should be used for sealing attic ductwork and crawl spaces.