Evergreen Ecoscape and Design is a locally owned and operated design, landscape and gardening company.  We pride ourselves on our work ethic, creativity and personability.  We have a high expectation of our work and guarantee all of our projects.  We are licensed with the state of Colorado and are fully insured.  We are vendors for local real estate agencies and long time Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce members.  We provide our services in all areas of Colorado Springs, Monument, Fountain, Manitou, Mountain Shadows, Woodland Park, Peregrine, Broadmoor, Flying Horse and Wolf Ranch to name just a few.  We are proud of our partnerships with other reputable Colorado Springs contractors to provide you with an even wider spectrum of services.  These services include electrical work, stamped concrete, fences, roofing, decks, BBQ gas lines and more...
  1. Wesley Santiago
    Co-Owner of Evergreen. Colorado native with 22 Years of Colorado gardening and landscaping Experience. Certified in Permaculture and Environmental Studies.
  2. Erin Carlton
    Co-Owner of Evergreen. Over 18 years of food growing, soil regeneration, xeriscape, Colorado native gardening and homesteading experience. Erin is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in native plants, perennials, trees, ornamental grasses and shrubs.
  3. Dan Oakden
    Over 26 years of gardening and landscape experience. Dan was the owner of a reputable Utah based landscape, lawn and gardening company for over 17 years. Dan is a lead foreman and helps with the creative design process and completion of projects.
  4. Sophie Oakden
    Sophie is Evergreen's mascot. She is super sweet, well behaved and on almost every job. She enjoys soaking up the sun, getting scratched under the collar and recieving treats, especially beef jerky. Sophie is 11 years old and has been in landscape since she was 8 weeks old.
  1. Mike Hottel
    Over ten years of landscape and gardening experience. Mike dedicates part of his summers to wildland firefighting with over 8 years of loyal service to our National Forests and Parks. Mike is a leader on our team and contributes his creativity and knowledge on a daily basis.
  2. Kenton Dalton
    Kenton has over 25 years of sprinkler and landscape experience along with over 10 years of plant nursery experience. Kenton is a master gardener with lots of Colorado perennial, shrub and tree knowledge. Kenton has a green thumb and an organic approach to all of his work.
  3. Jon Keamohuli
    Native to Hawaii, Jon brings with him lots of landscape and horticulture knowledge. He is very bright and creative in his landscape approach and execution. Jon is a leader on our crews and is an extremely hard worker.
"Highly recommend this company. They work with you to design and create beautiful landscaping and are a joy to work with. They are very patient and happy to provide information and helpful suggestions. You can give them general ideas as to what you are looking for and they will use their knowledge and skills to create something even better than you had imagined. They are very responsive, even to multiple texts with varying ideas, etc; never make you feel that you are too difficult or indecisive or that they are too busy to attend to you. If I can figure out how to do it, I’ll post some before and after photos (and would be happy if the company were to post photos they may have taken). They did such good work that they pleased a rather strict HOA, even with some changes made after initial proposal was approved. They made the whole process easy for the customer and Wes and Erin are delightful people." ~ Dr. D. Olson

"Wesley, Erin & the crew at Evergreen Ecoscape have done 3 landscaping projects (so far) in the last 18 months, and I'm very pleased. When I moved to my new location (Old CC) a few years ago I didn't know what to do with the yard. I was looking for low maintenance, xeriscaping, but with plants and bushes and color. I got a few recommendations from local nurseries, and Wes and Erin were the only ones who not only showed up to look at my yard, but did the follow up - estimates, replies to messages, etc. They listened to what I was looking for and offered suggestions to fit my budget. We prioritized what I wanted to have done, and they have been recreating my yard into something I enjoy looking at, with minimal maintenance and - eventually - low water usage. I liked the suggestions they made and the selection of plants and bushes and trees. I've been very happy with the work so far, and plan to continue using Evergreen Ecoscape going forward, as there is still more I'd like to do. I'd highly recommend them to others." ~ J. Cipolletti

"Wesley, Erin and their whole team have done an amazing job all year with all my landscape maintenance needs. I will continue to use their services for my business." ~ A. Bleier

"I cannot say enough great things about Wes, Erin, and Crew, our yard looks AMAZING!!! Great customer service, attention to detail, and knowledge." ~ J. Schnakenburg

"For my income tax return I invested in 5 butterfly bush-plant-shrubs. They are for attracting butterflies for photographs. I was greeted this morning by Wesley Santiago and Erin Carlton and I had no idea the treat I was in for. They were careful to time the selection of these plants with when they would be likely to start blooming (and there were some blooms with more to come). They selected a variety of plants and colors that will be sure to excite the Yellow-Swallow-Tail Butterflies. They got right to work digging holes for the 5 gallon plants. They used kelp to water them in. They have 30 years experience and it is reflected in their work and professional manner. They told me how to care for the plants beyond their work today. I felt they knew what they were doing and are good at it. I have confidence the butterflies will flock to these plants because of their work today. And I will get some fantastic pics. Stay tuned for more pics when these shrubs get a little bigger and fill out some. In the meantime I'll show you the butterfly these plants will attract. Look in their Photos section. Thank you Wesley and Erin." ~ J. Manthei, MA, LPC, CACIII, -author

"Wes and Erin have done a wonderful job of creating landscaping that I can live with including flowers to cut bring into the home to enjoy!  They are very professional and take time to explain things to this declared "brown thumb" gardener!" ~ D. Cecil

"Wesley and Erin have done several landscaping projects for me and they always do a great job. They are open to your creative ideas and the yards always look better when they are finished." D. Marion

"Wes and Erin did a wonderful job on our plantings and patios. I was grateful that they were both personally on the job site every day. It allowed both of us to ask for clarification as the project went along to be sure we were always on the same page." ~ V. Peterson

"We’ve been using Evergreen Ecoscape for our landscaping needs at our residence in Manitou Springs for a few years now. They are fabulous to work with! Not to mention, very responsive, creative, professional and affordable! More recently, I had a rental property that needed to have the sprinkler system repaired before I could turn it on and Wesley was awesome in getting someone out there ASAP to get the repairs done, despite their busy schedule. We are extremely pleased with the diverse service offerings that Evergreen provides and even more pleased with the friendliness and top notch services that they provide. Highly recommended!" ~ B. Koskey

"Wes, Erin, and the team do a great job for a fair price. We initially chose them for the first of two projects they've done for us because of their use of natural and xeric materials and plants, but every aspect of their work is proper. They have smart ideas, but they also want your vision and thoughts. From the initial consult through the finished job, communication is frequent and clear. They're great to work with and we'll definitely use them again." ~ Ethan Buete

"It was almost like magic; like a wave of a magician's wand and ta-da, our backyard dream becomes real!  The transformation was amazingly swift, and the results--fantastic. I would highly recommend Evergreen Ecoscape to anyone who desires to partner with professionals that work within your budget and needs. Thank you Wesley, Erin and your team for all your great work." ~ J. Elperarin

"These guys are the BEST!!! Straight forward and extremely trustworthy. Easy to work with and outstanding communication skills. I would highly recommend Wes & Erin for any of your landscaping needs. Great people that have a passion for what they do!" ~ T Frazer

"Great job by Erin, Wes and their crew. They built a fantastic retaining wall for our house that looks great and will last a long time. Very professional, they work hard to meet the customer's requirements and add a great design touch to their work. Very pleased and would hire them again tomorrow. Highly recommended." ~ M. Hoovestol

"Wes and Erin are the BEST! They transformed our backyard into a little paradise. They know what they’re doing and very professional and most of all, they are REAL people. It’s hard to find people like them in this kind of business. What impressed me the most was the quality of their job. They don’t rush things because they are perfectionists. Their crew specially John and Jerry are awesome and hard working people. I can’t wait for the Spring season to come when all the flowers, plants, shrubs, trees, etc will be put in place.  Good Job Wes and Erin!" ~ N. Capua

"Wes, Erin and team were excellent. The first thing I appreciated when talking with them is that they came up with idea designs instantly, rather than asking my wife and myself what we would like. We basically told when what we did and didn't like and they came up with a plan. They also worked very well with our HOA, despite it taking weeks for our plan to finally be approved. If you have a (difficult) HOA, they will stick with you until the HOA approves the plan. Lastly, their design turned out great and we are so glad to be free of lawn watering and mowing duties (saving time and money) and having a xeric yard full of plants that can thrive in our high desert climate (particularly in Northern Colorado Springs) is just awesome. Highly recommended." ~ S. Foley

"Wes and Erin and their whole crew (John and Jerry) are so helpful and knowledgeable about the plants and trees they recommend. They designed a beautiful back yard for us, and also planted a garden in the front with perennials that Erin picked out specially for our soil and the area where they would be living (full sun, windy). Everything looks fabulous. The work was fairly priced and completed on time." ~ S. Stevens

"Wes and Erin are awesome! I was first impressed by their knowledge of plants and design. They have fabulous ideas and vision. I was secondly impressed when I saw the finished work in my yard. It is beautiful! I love finding new plants blooming at different times. Numerous positive comments have been received from neighbors and visitors. Their work is accurate, on time and reliable. Can't say enough good things about Wes and Erin and their work. I am so looking forward to "Phase 2"." ~ O. Waller

"Love these guys - they are all wonderful to work with and Wes and Erin absolutely know their stuff. They are patient and understanding and are happy to explain things to those of us who don't :-) - highly recommended!" ~ B. Schultz

Excellence isn't an act, it's a habit. - Aristotle