My wife contacted Sally Guthart, owner of Earthborn Landscape Design, after receiving several recommendations from locally, respected sources. We wanted to discuss designing the landscape for our home in Kechter Farms, Fort Collins, CO. We could not be more pleased with our selection of Ms. Guthart.
Since our discussions began during the early stages of the COVID-19 epidemic, Ms. Guthart had to adapt her tools for determining our style and requirements for our space without physically meeting us or visiting our home. Sally used a detailed online questionnaire, emails, phone conversations, Zoom meetings, and photos. She then combined her expansive knowledge of the area, the climate and its plant life, into a draft design. It was only at this point that she made an onsite visit to evaluate our yard and to walk us through her initial recommendations for both our hardscape and our landscape. At all times, Sally was conscious of our budget and the homeowners association requirements.
After incorporating our on-site discussions, Sally presented us with the final landscape design that exceeded our expectations and was just perfect for our home. The final drawings were submitted to the HOA for Board approval and we were pleased when the Board approved the plan with no modifications.
The cost for the plan was very reasonable, considering the time and effort Ms. Guthart expended to deliver us a wonderful finished product. She is a true professional with an engaging personality. She knew which plants flourish in Northern Colorado and which vegetation would enhance the beauty of our home. We feel fortunate to have secured Sally’s services and we would highly recommend Ms. Guthart without reservation.
When I first saw of Sally’s work at the Spring Creek Gardens, I was transfixed. Who knew a vegetable garden could be so lovely? I could not have guessed at the time that I would be lucky to have her help designing my own gardens. Having worked with Sally on two different plans, I have been so impressed with her ability to get a good read of very different sites and to create lovely and fitting plans for each. She designed the gardens I would have created myself if I only had the ability! Throughout the design process, Sally was unfailingly easy to communicate with, detail-oriented, and professional. She has a great breadth of knowledge of plants and hardscape. She can also make references for excellent plant suppliers and landscapers to implement the finished plan. It was a joy and privilege to work with Sally, and I recommend her without reservation.
Sally’s skill in incorporating existing structures into a design of integrity that matches the style of the house is impressive. Her substantial knowledge and obvious love of plants gave me a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing throughout the seasons, interesting in its detail yet easy to maintain. During the installation, she was in constant contact with the installer and with me to solve any potential problems, for example problems involving drainage sites, and to make sure everything was done to perfection. It was.
Sally was highly recommended to us by one of her former clients. They said she was personable, a good listener, and very knowledgeable about the proper plants and ground scaping for the Front Range environment. We recently moved to Colorado and bought a new construction home. Having a totally blank canvas to work with Sally created a beautiful plan for us that is being implemented in stages as the seasons progress. We are very excited to soon be installing more plants that will not only beautify our yard but attract birds, bees, and butterflies!
We found Earthborn Landscape Design through a recommendation from Fort Collins Nursery – and so happy we did! Sally was just what we were looking for and far exceeded all my expectations for the areas I wanted to work on. We took several areas of our property and Sally worked her magic! We have already even had several people ask for the name of our landscape designer. Sally is extremely knowledgeable of every plant under the sun, her creativity shines within her work and her professionalism and hard work ethic were such a pleasure to work with. Thank you Sally for making our property beautiful.
I considered it my good fortune to have Sally of Earthborn Landscape Design as my landscape designer. From our first meeting, I could tell that she was some who cared about her work and who enjoyed what she did. She ascertained what my ideas were and what I was looking to have done. I was most pleased with her final design and I began working immediately on my project. Sally kept in touch with me and when I completed the job, the end result was what I wanted. I was happy to recommend her to other friends and they too expressed a great satisfaction with her ideas and work ethic. I highly recommend Sally to you.
Sally has an exceptionally talented eye for color, light, form, texture and function in a garden landscape, large and small. She incorporates personal experience with the vast variety of plants suited to our environment with judicious use of creative hardscape. An added bonus is her enthusiasm for each new project!
I hired Sally to create a complete design for my entire, very plain, outdoor space. Sally is great to work with. She’s easy to talk to, flexible, very knowledgeable about local resources, and willing to take the time to share what she knows. Three years later, I’m still implementing her design, but she is still interested in how it’s going and willing to answer any questions. I have completed the back yard, and thanks to Sally’s vision, it has been transformed into a beautiful oasis.
Sally’s enthusiasm and plant knowledge made our project one of the most enjoyable and successful of our ‘remodeling’ ventures. Our north-side backyard space had been ignored for 20 years. With A/C units, old grape-stake fence and lack of plant life, it was a space to be avoided. Now, it has become our favorite place to spend some time in beautiful Colorado outdoors!
Sally Guthart, of Earthborn Landscape Design, did a fantastic job working with me to design several projects around my home. She transformed my dirt front yard into a beautiful landscape oasis that is so inviting and enjoyable. She took the time and care necessary to make my water feature, patio and gardens beautiful and water-wise. Sally is a pleasure to work with and has such wonderful vision. I am so pleased with the results and I highly recommend her.