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Hardscaping refers to all of the non-living elements in landscape design, such as stone walls, patios, pathways, wooden arbors, decorative boulders, cobblestone, and even water features. At Matrix Gardens, we are experts in the art of hardscape design and installation that enhances the functionality of your garden, while creating a customized haven of peace and beauty that reflects the breathtaking native Colorado landscape.

Keeping It Local

Echoing the “locavore” farm-to-table philosophy that has swept through the food world in the past decade, we are passionate about locally sourcing all materials, with an emphasis on classic St. Vrain Block products, Keystone products, Colorado red flagstone and Colorado buff sandstone. Whether boulders, cobblestone, wood or mulch, we work directly with local quarries and suppliers within a 100-mile radius of Boulder, and enjoy great relationships with our vendors.

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A Tailored Design Process

We engage in a dialogue with you to understand your ideal uses in your outdoor space. We then help you understand the opportunities and constraints of your yard’s natural shape. If an afternoon BBQ on the patio with family and friends is your perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, consider a firepit or fireplace to expand your opportunities to be outdoors. Shade structures can create a cool and tranquil nook for reading. A fountain or pond can attract birds and butterflies if wildlife is an emphasis. After the design and installation are complete, you will enjoy a wonderful space that uniquely reflects your dreams.

From Stylized to Informal

Our approach is native-plant driven, and our design is tailored. If a Dwell magazine cover is your MO, we can design a landscape that is ultra-modern and highly stylized. Or if naturalistic and informal is your ideal, we can create a wildflower-packed garden with a delightfully carefree vibe. From stately to cottagey, from formal to wildly native, we’ve got you (and your garden) covered.

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed

We provide a complete one-year construction warranty for specifics on all installations: in short, we go back and fix things. As time goes by and the land settles issues like proper drainage and soil compaction may emerge. We take care of your landscape as if it were our own, because in a way, it is when thinking about sustainability.

Contact Matrix today to discuss your hardscape project today.