Sustainable Landscape Design & Install
Driven By Nature
Sustainable landscape practices are at the core of Matrix Gardens. We have been a pioneering force in native plant and pollinator-focused design and a locally sourced ethos in Boulder Valley since 1984. To us, “sustainable” is not a word, but a way of life.
Custom Designs To Fit Your Land and Your Life
Each design is customized, taking into account the natural lay of the land, existing trees and shrubs, sun, shade, usage considerations, and your ideal look and feel. We don’t do anything cookie cutter. We listen to you and educate you on the possibilities and potential challenges. Will you maintain the garden yourself, and if so, what is your level of commitment? Do you want to prioritize edible landscaping? What about attracting birds and wildlife? Have you considered fire mitigation? It’s an iterative process that results in a garden that reflects you, and the land’s own unique contours.
Matrix Gardens is native plant-driven in our designs, featuring Colorado wildflowers and grasses, cultivars, edible plants for people, and pollinator-friendly plants. We source as many plants as possible to be chemical- and neonicotinoid-free. Only organic soil amendments are used, because soil health is the foundation of all living landscapes. We work with local materials in all hardscaping (pathways, retainer walls, boulders), featuring Colorado red and buff sandstone. To us, the beauty of the natural ecosystems in the Boulder Valley is the ultimate palette, and your garden the ultimate canvas.
Here, Water Is Sacred
We are passionate about water conservation and optimal use. Our designs aim to keep your roof water on your property and off your driveway and street. Our installers employ best practices in rainwater catchment, and drip irrigation is used. As stewards of the land, it’s all about sustainability, and that’s how we work. High-water plants are not utilized, out of respect for the native ecosystem.
Outdoor Living Lifestyle
Whether you moved here recently or have lived in Boulder Valley all your life, you know how special this place is, and you want to maximize your time outdoors. That’s why we incorporate, as desired, flagstone patios, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, water features, outdoor kitchen installations, outdoor grills and shade structures into our designs.
Residential & Commercial Landscape Design
You may want your suburban property transformed into a sustainable prairie with an untamed and native look. You may want your ultra-modern, LEED-certified home to feature a forward-thinking, ecology-forward aesthetic. Or you may be a commercial property manager looking for a company that specializes in sustainability and garden-care best practices. Reach out today and see what Matrix Gardens can do for you.