Landscape design in the time of coronavirus Email
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 04:00 AM

Ivy Street Designs projectDuring the first half of May, Colorado Green magazine talked with six Colorado companies and asked how the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders affected landscape designs for their clients. The companies are located across the state and represent different types and sizes of green industry companies.

What was front-of-mind for most designers was how and when they could serve current clients, whose designs were approved before the pandemic, as well as how to take on new projects within the constraints of the “new normal.” Part of the new normal is working from home, which holds challenges for designers with school age children who have to be home too.

The stay-at-home summer of 2020
Those interviewed said new designs anticipate a summer spent with more time at home than in the past. With people being home more, they want more ways to enjoy their yards. What they want for their yards depended on:

  • Location and size of the property.
  • Whether homeowners had children who would also be home (if summer camps and other large group activities are cancelled, and fall schooling remains online).
  • Whether homeowners were expecting to continue working from home.
  • Size of the budget.

Read about consumer requests for privacy, staycation paradise, play areas, and more in the digital edition of the July/August 2020 issue of Colorado Green. Featured companies include Busy Beavers Gardening, Aspen Designscapes Colorado, Denver; Hiner Outdoor Living, Colorado Springs; Ivy Street Design, Denver; Lindgren Landscape, Fort Collins; and Oakes Yard and Garden Design, LLC, Littleton.

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Pandemic affects trial gardens evaluation event
Easy-to-understand guidance from DOL around coronavirus workplace requirements

Flexibility in Form I-9 compliance extended

Mountain Roots is a testament to sustainability