LED Lighting to High “Light” Your Garden & Landscape

Posted on December 24th, 2014 by +
Source: Lifescape Colorado

Energy-conscious homeowners have already made the switch to more efficient interior lighting sources but many are slow to follow suit with their exterior lights. LED lighting for gardens and landscapes is a cost-efficient and sustainable way to provide ample task and mood lighting while simultaneously reducing energy consumption.

Add LED Lighting to “Light” Your Gardens and Landscapes

Planning to make the “switch” from traditional to LED lighting options for your Colorado landscape design? Here are some facts to “spark” your inspiration:

LED lights consume up to 75 percent less energy than halogen or incandescent versions. The average lifespan of a …
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Integrate Aromatic Plants Into Your Landscape

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by +
Source: Lifescape Colorado

Landscape design is a holistic endeavor, orchestrated to provide stimulation and pleasure for all of the senses. Often, amateur designers place the largest emphasis on looks, without taking the other senses into consideration. With the right attention to detail, you can integrate landscaping elements that provide pleasing sounds, tangible delights, fruits, and vegetables to please the palate, as well as herbs and blooms that integrate pleasing aromas.

Plant These Aromatic Plants for Gardens and Landscapes

Every time the breeze blows or a flower opens you have the opportunity to enjoy intoxicating fragrances – compliments of Mother Nature. Here are some …
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Designing Landscapes & Gardens with Stone

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by +
Source: Lifescape Colorado

Water features are one of the most desirable elements you can incorporate into your landscape, but they’re typically designed for water sourced from a well or municipal water facility. Ironically, your Colorado landscape may not be equipped for the “real” water that needs to find egress during and after storms, or during the melt, keeping your foundation, walkways, and outdoor common areas free of pooling water.

Interested in Designing Landscapes & Gardens With Stone? Create a Dry Creek Bed

A dry creek bed is a functional and artistic way to use beautiful stones and rocks – from your own property …
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Can Your Dog Dig It? Pet Inspired Gardens & Landscapes

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by +

Dogs have long been man’s best friend and both interior and exterior designs can take the Dog of the House into consideration. If you’re planning a Colorado landscape design for a new piece of property¬†or are ready to re-vamp your existing landscape, consider adding landscape and hardscape features your dog will dig.

Dog Inspired Gardens and Landscapes

Design for the breed. Dog breeds emerged as humans custom-bred their canines for looks and personality. Consider your dog’s personality when planning your landscape. Is your dog a digger? Will he stay out of water? Does she prefer to spend a good deal …
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Landscape Illumination: Modern Light Designs for Gardens

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by +
Source: Lifescape Colorado

Much of the information about landscape lighting involves twinkly lights, lanterns, and other fixtures that are decidedly traditional in appearance. Where does this leave the modernist? If fairy lights aren’t your thing, we have plenty of ideas to design landscape illumination for modern gardens with nary a twinkle in sight.

Ideas for Designing Landscape Illumination for Modern Gardens

One of the most noticeable features of modern landscape lighting is that the lights are more integrated with the landscape rather than standing out as individual fixtures. You’ll observe plants that seem to glow from within, seemingly source-less ambient lighting and perhaps …
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