Thetford Landscaping provides a full service maintenance program for your landscape. This includes lawn care such as mowing, aerating, dethaching, and fertilizing. Garden maintenance such as spring clean up, deadheading, and fertilizing. Tree and shrub care such as pruning, deep root fertilizing, and pest controls. Maintenance is a very important part to a healthy landscape. Proper irrigation, fertilizing, and pruning encourage growth and longevity in your plants.
Thetford Landscaping and Irrigation is a full service landscape irrigation contractor. We design, build, install, and service all types of residential and commercial landscape irrigation systems. We are a preferred Rain Bird and Hunter installer and frequently uses both brands. We own a large irrigation van which we stock with thousands of irrigation parts so we always have the parts on hand to make repairs quickly and cost effectively. We are a certified Backflow Prevention tester and have a working relationship with the Town of Breckenridge Water Department to make sure your drinking water is safe.
The typical high county irrigation system consists of drip irrigation, supporting 5 gallon and larger plantings, which include trees and shrubs. Flower beds and turf areas are spray irrigated with a variety of sprinkler heads depending on the application. Hanging baskets and whiskey barrels we irrigate with a dedicated zone as often they require twice a day watering due to the exposure to the wind and sun. Rain sensors and smart controllers can conserve water and ground nutrients and are add on features that we typically offer to our customers. Either device stops the irrigation system from running during periods of rain and then restarts automatically when dry weather returns. This saves water and prevents properties from being over watered which leaches valuable nutrients deep into the soil where plants roots can't absorb them. Call us to see if any or our services could make your life easier.
Summit County is known to be a holiday oasis; let us dress your home up with spectacular lights to show your festive side! Stay out of the cold and we'll handle everything. We'll even give you our suggestions on how to make your holiday vision a reality.
Just provide the lights and give us a general idea of what you'd like to see, and we'll make it happen. Our calendar gets booked extremely quickly for this service, so call us today to schedule a time and make your home stand out from the rest!
We build stone walls and patios that can withstand the countless freeze/thaw cycles that our climate dishes out. Our patios typically have a 50 year life span because we lay the blocks on a well prepared subsurface. We have a good relationship with Belgard Block whose products are both high quality and have a very natural look. We also can incorporate a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, planter boxes, and flower beds to make your outdoor living experience enjoyable.
Dry stack stone walls are a great way to border flower beds and turf area. We use natural stone and build all of our walls level, with drainage pipe, addressing hydraulic pressure that might build and distort the wall. With proper techniques, a dry stack wall can be very strong, functional, and beautiful for generations.
WHAT IS A BACKFLOW PREVENTER?
This is a device that prevents water from flowing in an opposite direction from the intended flow. There are safety features in a backflow preventer which keep your drinking water safe and prevent hazardous or toxic materials from entering potable water. This is very important when an irrigation system has been installed as irrigation systems as irrigation is considered a high hazard application.
WHY IS IRRIGATION HIGH HAZARD?
Irrigation systems often use in line fertilizers.
Herbicides are used in irrigated areas that can cross contaminate potable water.
Fecal matter is often found in irrigated areas and has the potential to enter irrigation system piping and ,thus, back into your drinking water.
Thetford Landscaping and Irrigation provides a certified testing program for all of you backflow devices. Water supply, irrigation, or fire devices are all testable with our mobile tester. These devices are tested annually and we keep records of the results as well as send a copy to your local water purveyor. Please call before a dangerous cross connection occurs.
Thetford Landscaping takes pride in creating beautiful flower gardens and containers using healthy perennial and annual plants grown in Colorado. We only use plants that are suitable for our mountain environment and specific to your particular site. Flowers are the best way to add color and beauty to any property. Flowers also withstand heavy snow pack better than shrubs or trees which makes them a great choice for walkways and beds near the house where snow tends to accumulate. We are always willing to work with you on your particular needs and always grateful for customer input.
Thetford Landscaping guarantees their trees and shrubs to live. We only select plant material that is suitable to our climate and altitude as well as to the specific site for which the plants will be planted. In addition, we install and maintain automated irrigation systems to ensure the plants are getting the correct moisture. Some examples of trees and shrubs that do well in our environment include Colorado Spruce, Aspen, Cottonwood, Cotoneaster, Lilac, and Potentilla. Please contact us if you would like to discuss our tree and shrub warranty as well as which plants might enhance your landscape.
Typically we plant nursery grown Colorado Spruce ranging from 2' - 16' tall. Larger trees are available.
WHAT ARE CLUMP FORMS?
Clump forms are when multiple stalks of the tree or shrub come directly out of the ground. This compares to a single stem where one stalk of the plant comes out of the ground then spreads. Aspen trees are very popular in a landscape and can grow either as single stem or clump form.
They are also native to the high country, grow fast, and the leaves change to a bright yellow or orange in the fall. Lilacs are a popular shrub and grow well to 10,000 feet elevation. They also grow very quickly, have beautiful fragrant flowers in purple, white, and pink, and create privacy as they are grow in a clump form which allows them to not only grow tall but spread in width as well.
PITS & PATIOS
Imagine entertaining beside the cozy warmth and ambiance of your outdoor fireplace. By providing a beautiful area for relaxation, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits can take your yard from the ordinary to one that is beyond imagination. Large or small, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits always add interest, functionality, and beauty to your landscape. At Thetford landscapes we have the experience to design and construct the perfect fire feature for you.