What we do

Landscape Architecture

Dakine Landscape Contractors

Landscape Architecture in Colorado Springs

As a leading landscape architecture firm in Colorado Springs, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with designing outdoor spaces in this beautiful and diverse region. From the rugged Rocky Mountains to the rolling prairies, the natural beauty of Colorado Springs provides a stunning backdrop for our work. But we also know that designing functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces requires a deep understanding of the local climate, soil, and vegetation, as well as the needs and preferences of our clients.

Our team of experienced landscape architects and designers is committed to creating outdoor spaces that are not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable and resilient. We use a holistic approach to design, considering not only the aesthetics of a space, but also its ecological, social, and economic impacts.


Site Analysis and Planning

The first step in any landscape architecture project is a thorough site analysis. We work closely with our clients to understand their goals for the space, as well as any constraints or opportunities presented by the site itself. This includes evaluating factors such as topography, soils, hydrology, vegetation, microclimates, and existing structures or infrastructure.

With this information, we can develop a comprehensive site plan that takes into account all of these factors and lays out a vision for the space. This may include elements such as hardscaping (e.g. paths, patios, retaining walls), softscaping (e.g. planting beds, lawns), and site amenities (e.g. water features, fire pits, outdoor kitchens).


Designing with Nature

One of the hallmarks of our landscape architecture approach is our emphasis on designing with nature, rather than against it. We believe that by working with the natural systems and processes of a site, we can create outdoor spaces that are more sustainable, resilient, and beautiful.

This might involve using native plant species that are well-adapted to the local climate and soil, or designing a rain garden to capture and filter stormwater runoff. We also pay close attention to the microclimates of a site, using shade and windbreaks to create comfortable outdoor spaces even in the hottest or coldest parts of the year.


Creating Outdoor Living Spaces

In addition to designing functional and beautiful outdoor spaces, we also specialize in creating outdoor living spaces that are comfortable, functional, and stylish. This might include elements such as outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and seating areas.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and preferences, and use high-quality materials and craftsmanship to create outdoor spaces that are built to last. Whether you’re looking for a place to entertain guests, relax with your family, or simply enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, we can help you create an outdoor living space that is tailored to your unique needs.

Landscape architecture is about more than just creating beautiful outdoor spaces. It’s about understanding the unique challenges and opportunities of a site, working with nature to create sustainable and resilient landscapes, and designing outdoor living spaces that are both functional and stylish. At our firm, we pride ourselves on our holistic approach to landscape architecture and our commitment to creating outdoor spaces that are beautiful, functional, and sustainable.


Landscape Design

Concretes – Stamped or Brushed

Decorative & Retaining Walls

Paver Patios & Driveways

Outdoor Fireplaces

Outdoor Kitchens & BBQs

Artificial Grass

Water Features

Patio Covers & Pergolas

Landscape Lighting


 Fire Pits

Irrigation & Drainage


Trees, Plants & Shrubs

Commercial Landscaping

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Amazing work from the guys at Dakine Landscape Contractors. They fully understood what we wanted to achieve and were able to bring our project to life in such a short time

Jane Donnelly

These guys were brilliant. They cleaned up after themselves, arrived on time every day and were very polite. Really happy with the work we've had done. Thanks

Pete Noon

After contacting multiple landscaping companies and not receiving any callbacks my husband and I came across Dakine on Facebook. They were able to get us on schedule for an estimate and then scheduled to do work. Our front yard had been destroyed by the previous owner but Dakine took our requests and gave us our dream front yard. We will be working with them again for the back yard.

Aimee Bailey

We would like to thank Donovan, Dave, and the entire crew of Dakine Landscape Contractors. They were simply wonderful, professional, courteous, hardworking, and followed through on everything they promised. They actually went above and beyond our expectations by far!

Hans & Leslie Lagasse

It was less than two weeks from the time I signed the quote to the time my concrete patio was finished. Everyone involved was professional, and the work done looks fantastic. Highly recommended.

Jessica Soucy

Dakine took our non-existent yard to a gorgeous and homey landscape. I was so impressed straight out the gate with the walkthrough and design - somehow he could see my vision and bring it to life! We were also very happy with the fair pricing. When our week finally came, the team was quick and extremely professional. My husband and I are blown away by our yard!

Anna Favilla

This review is long overdue as I owe a HUGE thank you Robert Scarola and his team at Dakine!! I couldn't be happier with the end results!! The communication from Robert was above and beyond! I was included/involved in every aspect and the results were absolutely amazing! I have already begun referring friends & neighbors to Dakine and I will continue to use them for other projects in the future!

Adrian Adame

Dakine did an awesome job with our backyard landscaping! Robert was prompt in getting to me to set up an estimate. Super professional and efficient. I liked that Robert provided a draw up and itemized details in our quote. He was willing to work with us to make sure we got everything that we wanted. The workers were on time and professional when they showed up to work. Always friendly and happy to answer any questions that we had. We had rocks, dry river bed, concrete walkway and firepit area installed, and plants. I would definitely use Dakine for any future projects!

Ryan Backman

I contacted Dakine with a front and rear landscaping project for my new build. They were able to work with a specific look that I wanted and got me in earlier than expected! Their team is phenomenal and the work is fast and looks extremely high end. I even added in some concrete work the day of and they got it in and taken care of without delays. Robert is extremely responsive and will make sure your requests are taken care of. Will definitely be using them for more landscaping projects. Robert and Donovan will definitely get you taken care of!

Kevin Yu