Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Bear Basin Packtrips provides a gateway to the area’s best outdoor adventures. Horseback riding, guided elk hunting, fly-fishing excursions, and whitewater rafting are everyday options. Trips depart from their working ranch, a still-serviceable relic from the 1890s. For more adventurous riders, pack trips on horseback help visitors get up close and personal with the mountains. Two-, three-, and even five-day trips offer those of all experience levels the chance to feel like a modern-day cowboy riding as many as six or seven hours a day in search of spectacular views.
Since 1999, Top of the Peak Landscaping has brought Colorado Springs' lawns and gardens into full bloom through an array of exterior home beautification services. Owners Bernie and Mary lead a team of insured landscapers who customize their green-thumbed services to the individual needs of the home or business, be it through weekly mowing visits, fertilization, or coordinating sprinkler systems so they don’t interfere with the lawn gnome's nap time. The staff's areas of expertise also include building water features, retaining walls, and fences, and products by manufacturers such as Hunter and Rain Bird ensure that installations endure.
Lawn Doctor’s savvy yard magicians rejuvenate hapless grounds, conjure up spells for increased grass growth, and banish nutrition-sapping weeds. Famished foliage is sated with the help of beneficent Turf Tamer equipment that doles out nourishing fertilizer to every inch of greenery. Grass is then meticulously fortified against intruders with an herbicide which, when applied, causes dandelions, crabgrass, and yard yetis to disappear with a cackle into a cloud of smoke. Broadleaf weed control kills existing weeds, and preemergent weed control makes new weeds think twice about setting their roots down in treated territory. Natural fertilizers are also available for the eco-conscious.
For the better part of a decade, the licensed and insured contractors from Starrworks Enterprise have specialized in commercial and residential improvement projects ranging from landscaping to remodeling. Over the years, they've built up an excellent track record prepping lawns for spring and fall, painting interiors, and building fences and decks, examples of which can be found in their online galleries. When it comes to landscaping, the crew leans on their expertise with Colorado weather and water conditions to treat real grass, but they're also able to install synthetic grass turf, which is impervious to drought, requires no maintenance, and isn't afraid of the dark.
For more than 15 years, owner Ron Villa and the landscaping experts at Bugle Lawn & Landscape, Inc. have kept Colorado Springs–area lawns healthy and thriving with a full slate of services, from mowing and fertilization to irrigation and hedge trimming. After lawns fly south for the winter, Bugle’s professionals turn their attention to commercial and residential snow removal.
The team of landscapers at Your Maintenance Source tends to driveways, patios, and treetops across the country. With help from shears and saws, staffers carefully trim or altogether remove trees of all sizes from homes and commercial yards. Your Maintenance Service also builds traditional or dry-stacked retaining walls, and builds patios out of flagstone, a naturally slip-resistant rock, or stamped concrete, which can be colored and textured to resemble bricks, stone, slate, or bubble wrap.