About Us

Back 40 Land Management caters to both suburban and rural residential properties, small acreage agricultural properties, and ranch estates or “ranchettes” throughout Northern Colorado. We offer multiple weed management methods to help control and further prevent the spread of weeds on your land. We are also equipped to provide several methods of vegetation establishment in a variety of settings. Our mowing and soil preparation services are often used in combination on sites that require vegetation establishment from scratch. If there are mature trees on your property, we can protect them from diseases and pests that could cause the loss of a valuable investment. Our pasture management services will promote desirable vegetative production and improve animal living conditions. Clients who are interested in providing more wildlife habitat on their property will benefit from our background in natural resource conservation and can expect a knowledgeable approach to habitat enhancement. Our conservation assistance services range from improving soil stability and nutrient availability to improving or preserving native ecological communities that provide wildlife habitat.


Owner David Cummings has a decade of experience in the combined fields of natural resource management, landscaping (residential and commercial), and agriculture. After growing up on a small ranch near Ault, CO, David used his experience caring for a small horse herd and operating a 70-acre grass hay production to land various jobs working for different agricultural operations around northern CO. He spent time working for a local feedlot, dairy, and for small acreage owners providing general agricultural assistance in the areas of weed control, livestock care, construction preparation, fence building, and pasture management. David also worked as a District Conservation Technician for two separate Conservation Districts in northern Colorado and implemented soil and water conservation measures developed by the Natural Resource Conservation Service on numerous small acreages. A large amount of work performed for these Conservation Districts also included ecological restoration work after northern Colorado’s heavy flooding in 2013. After graduating from CSU with a bachelor’s degree in Rangeland Ecology, concentrating in Conservation and Management, David went on to work for an esteemed landscaping company in Fort Collins as their horticultural technician and provided plant care, weed control and tree spraying for clients.