Platte Park

We fit a lot of awesome features into this Platte Park backyard! No inch was spared in the design. The whole space is very functional and there is something for everyone! Summer evenings can be spent grilling up steaks or Kabobs for the family and Fall nights will be enjoyed around the firepit making s’mores. 


  • Date: 2021
  • Project Type: Paver Patio & Steps, Custom Cedar Pergola, Outdoor Lighting, Plantings, Lawn & Drip Irrigation, Flagstone Steppers, Grill Island, Gas Fire Pit

About this Project

Shortly after we were completed with the project, we went back to check on everything and we could tell the new space was being enjoyed by the family! There was chalk art everywhere, the kids’ bikes were out on the patio, and there was an empty bottle of wine by the fire pit from the night before. This is what we love to see! These new landscapes being used by the whole family. 

 The design incorporated just about every outdoor living element you can imagine minus a pool or a water feature. The big paver patio will be multi-purpose, being used as a dining room, bike course, and art studio 🙂 The outdoor grill station was custom built to fit this space and the color and countertop match the house very well. The large cedar pergola covers a big portion of the patio so it can be used year round and at all hours of the day.

Outdoor lighting was installed to showcase some of the plantings in the landscape as well as provide safety & security to the backyard in a busy Denver neighborhood. The fire pit is run off natural gas so it has a fixed location but the seating arrangement can be changed to accommodate any type of party – whether it be a birthday party for the young ones or a late night for the adults enjoying their favorite summertime beverage!


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Client Testimonials

So, to put it succinctly… we’ve had no fewer than 15 contractors at our house over the last 5 years and these guys are the ONLY ones we’ve called back to work with a second time. They’re communicative, well-priced, and always go above and beyond with their work. We’re more than satisfied with everything they’ve done. We recommend them to friends often. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

– Emma H.

“You guys. Seriously. Call Chuck and his team for all of your landscaping needs. Do your house and yard a favor – get in touch with Down to Earth. This is truly a remarkable group of people and I am so very grateful for their speed, experience, and work ethic. They do what they say they will. You can thank me later. (After you thank them for making your yard look like it belongs in a magazine!) Thank you so much!”

– Christa S.

Chuck and the whole down to earth team did an amazing job with my backyard! They were quick to give me a reasonable estimate, were flexible when I needed to make some changes, and stuck to their projected timeline throughout the project – the actual work only took a day and a half and everything looks great.

– Emily H.

Chuck, Jeff, and the whole Down to Earth team is excellent.  They offer a superb level of personalized care and keep our lawns and yards looking beautiful year round.  They are super responsive to any new needs or concerns we may have and they are always pleasant to interact with. I highly recommend DTE.

– Kat D.

Chuck, Jeff and the entire team at Down to Earth Landscaping have completely outdone themselves with our home. We love it!!! They are so incredibly friendly, kind, knowledgeable, and willing to truly hear your needs. Upon walk-through, we received an estimate shortly thereafter, were easy to make change with, and did a beautiful job with our house. We cannot say enough good things – we plan to use them for future projects for our patio and completing phase 2 of our landscaping. You will not regret using Down to Earth Landscaping.

– Adam G.

DTE were awesome throughout the entire process: from promptly coming out and giving us a very competitive initial quote, to quickly scheduling the work we wanted done, to getting it done quickly and professionally.

On schedule and at a very reasonable price. If you’ve ever attempted to hire a crew to come do some work on your house/yard in Denver in 2019, you know how rare that is. Oh, and their work is top-notch, and they do it all: fencing, landscaping, sod. Whatever you need, they can get it done.”

– Adam G.

Chuck and Down to Earth Landscaping were referred to me by a coworker and they were absolutely a pleasure to work with. Chuck was very accommodating to my schedule and was able to adapt on the fly when he and his company installed my new sprinkler system. They were very professional and easy to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who might need some landscaping work done.”

– David G.