Landscaping and Maintenance

Earth Expressions is the landscape and maintenance arm of Phelan Gardens. As a professional, custom landscape firm, we are passionate about the design and construction aspects of your entire outdoor living space.  We will strive to build an experience that reflects all of your desires while maintaining a sustainable landscape within our semi-arid climate in the shadow of Pikes Peak. Earth Expressions looks forward to working with new and existing clients to explore the possibility of extending your interior house into the great outdoors.

Why Choose Earth Expressions?

Professional Integrity

We are committed to providing the best quality products and workmanship.  Because we stay connected to the latest technology for our industry, we have the expertise to do the work well and in a unique fashion.  Our designs are created to give a lasting impression.  We install our designs on a clear, tight schedule and budget

Bottom line - we value customer satisfaction. We work hard to earn that satisfaction with each project.  We guarantee it!

We're Eager to Listen

Our main goal for each project is to create a product which absolutely reflects the desires of our clients. We've developed a system which allows interaction between you and our team of professionals. Good communication throughout the design and build process guarantees your complete satisfaction. Our team is eager to listen to your input and feedback.

Examples of our work appear below.  To view more samples, please click on a photo below.

Outdoor Structures

Whether your space is large or small, Earth Expressions can turn it into a personal oasis. A structure can add privacy and protection from the elements or just add that extra touch to any outdoor
Planting Designs and Installation

Plantings are part of every landscape we craft. With our roots in the nursery side of the business, you can rest assured we know how to handle plants. Unlike most landscape businesses
Stonework and Hardscape

The best hardscape/stonework designs work with plantings, existing landscape and structures to compliment, enhance, and provide purpose to the landscape.  
Boulders, pathways, and retaining

About Us

The brother and sister team of Mark and Monica Phelan formed Earth Expressions in 2009 to accommodate the service needs of Phelan Gardens’ customers.  Phelan Gardens has been offering knowledge and resources for homeowners and “do-it-yourselfers” since 1981, but found many customers still needed help installing their earthly desires.  So Earth Expressions was born.

Visit Earth Expressions Facebook Page for inspiration and latest images of what Earth Expressions is doing

When a client chooses Earth Expressions, they return because they're satisfied and treated well. Here are a few testimonials of satisfied Earth Expressions Clients!

“A word of thanks . . . for another creative and well thought out project.  Morning coffee sitting in the pergola with new plantings, stone steps and flagstone path to look at make my day” -Edie

“Thank you so very much!  This was such a great experience working with your crew.  Thank you for all you do in this community.  We appreciate you.” -Megan and Andy

“Mark’s crew was on time, hard working and very competent; they even provided recommendations that we hadn’t considered.” -Russ and MaryDSC03630_banner


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Earth Expressions is located inside the garden center at Phelan Gardens
4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs  80918

Our garden center is open 7 days a week. Want to schedule a consultation, have questions, or need to talk about your project?
Please call (719) 574-8058 and ask for Kyle or Mark 

We're passionate about:  

  • Permaculture
  • Edible Landscapes
  • Xeriscape   
  • Locally Sourced Materials
  • Land Stewardship
  • Homesteading
  • Landscape Renovations 
  • Rainwater Management
  • Environmental Consciousness
  • Resource Management  
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