FAQ

How long will the project take?

This is a difficult question to answer, since each project varies in scope and complexity. A simple design usually takes one week to turn around, while more detailed designs can take up to three or four weeks. After a contract is entered, we will provide a firm start date typically within a couple weeks.

What if I don’t like your design?

Our goal is to exceed your expectations. So, we hope that you will communicate any issues and we will make adjustments until we find a design that meets your preferences. It is your home and we feel your landscape should fit your lifestyle. Even if you do not have defined ideas, we will diligently spend the required effort to achieve your landscape dreams.

Can I choose my own plant material?

Yes. Your designer will meet you at the nursery to tag the selected material for your project. We can also operate similarly for many of the other materials, like rock, mulch, etc. If you prefer, we will be happy to make the choices for you.

Will Alpine Gardens provide maintenance for my project after it is completed?

Alpine Gardens offers full service maintenance contracts that can include everything from your mowing and fertilizing, to your Christmas lights.

What is Alpine Gardens warranty?

Alpine Gardens provides a one year warranty on material and labor. We want to ensure that your landscape gets off to an optimum start.
Our inclusive warranty is intended to meet one goal - your complete satisfaction. We guarantee our plants and sprinkler systems for one full year after installation. Follow-up care for any issues you encounter is covered, as long it falls within your individual contract and scope of work.

Specific warranty details are subject to change with each contract and require proper care was administered to the project.

Why should I use a design-build firm?

The design-build process holds us accountable to the pricing, design concepts and quality of the work. As we are preparing the design, we tailor a unique plan that meets your budget. Your designer will stay involved all of the way through the project. This allows the creative interpretation to be clearly communicated into the field where adjustments are coordinated as necessary. This integrated process enables the job to run smoothly.

Will Alpine Gardens be competitive with its pricing?

Alpine Gardens has been in business since 1978 by providing fair prices, quality craftsmanship and creative designs. The experienced staff at Alpine Gardens knows what it takes to get the job done, on time and within budget with no surprises.

Where does Alpine Gardens get its plants?

Alpine Gardens is owned by the Fetig family who also own Fossil Creek Nursery. All plant material is provided from this premier nursery that provides the widest selection in the region. With shipments coming into the nursery daily, if we do not grow it, we will try to find the specific plant that the designer has selected for your job.

Why should I use Alpine Gardens instead of the many other companies in my area?

Alpine Gardens has been in the landscape contracting business since 1978, here in northern Colorado. We have more experienced landscape technicians working for us than any other company in the area. Not only do we provide professional installation by the best landscapers in the business, we provide maintenance instructions and follow-up services to keep your living landscape growing year after year. Our one-year warranty gives you the peace of mind that your investment is secure. We try to provide the advide and care through the grow in period to get you young landscape off to a good start, helping you to learn to care for your landscape.  We are only a phone call away and will be here to help you down the road when you have questions or problems. As the customer you have a difficult choice, since there are many fine companies in our area. With Alpine Gardens you have access to the best design, installation and follow-through services in the industry. Why take the chance with one of the biggest investments of your life?

Does Alpine Gardens charge for its designs?

Landscape design is one of the services sold by Alpine Gardens. A design contract with an estimate will be prepared before any of this work is done.  An experienced designer from Alpine Gardens will meet with you and listen to your ideas for your landscape. We will provide you with a design proposal tailored to your specific needs.  Various projects have widely varied needs in the scope of design. Often times a conceptual design along with a rough budget can help develope the scope of project you would like to pursue.  Landscaping is one of the few things that you can spend your money on that, when properly cared for and with a well-developed design, can gain value in time. Most often a design is needed inorder to provide a solid bid and develope creative easy to care for landscapes.  We are confident our experienced design team will bring your ideas to life!  

Does Alpine Gardens give free estimates?

Yes. Our experienced designers can often give you an approximate budget from your verbal description. In order for us to provide an accurate estimate, most times a design is required. This process enables us to know exactly what we are giving you a price for. Therefore, we will need to design the project in order to prepare an exact estimate. Rest assured, you will have a written estimate prior to any work performed.