Decorative Design Features for the Summer Xeriscaped Landscape

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by
Source: Lifescape Colorado

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes sun-filled days and cooler evenings that entice you to spend as much time enjoying the outdoors as possible. Whether you opted for a xeriscaped landscape to help conserve water or because they do not require as much maintenance as traditional types, you have more time to enjoy your outdoor space than you would with a traditional style. Your summer can be filled with cookouts with the kids, hosting parties for friends, and quiet evenings just relaxing with some of these outdoor design features for landscapes.

Pergolas are an excellent way to define …
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Keep Your Pool & Design with Color, Lines, & Texture

Posted on May 26th, 2015 by
Keep Your Pool & Design with Color, Lines, & Texture

Summer seems to keep getting hotter, and having a pool is a wonderful way to cool down quickly. In some cases, however, a pool doesn’t seem to fit in with the landscaping you had done to beautify your backyard. It does not have to stand alone as a feature of your design; landscaping with pools can open up a whole new world of possibilities.

To create a natural-looking haven surrounding your pool, you want to consider adding texture and variation with plants and trees. Using tall trees at the end and graduating to shrubs and plants surrounding your pool can create a …
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Adaptable Fruits & Vegetables for Your Landscape

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by
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Growing edible fruits and vegetables in your garden is one of the most rewarding aspects of planting on your landscape. Today’s gardens don’t solely focus on aesthetics — they can be both beautiful and productive. A modern blended garden has fruits, vegetables, and herbs mixed in with ornamental species. Below, we’ll share some tips to help you create an edible garden you can be proud of:

Don’t be afraid to let your edibles take some of the spotlight, too! Fruit trees provide excellent shade and can be placed along the curb strip. Combining the looks of ornamental and edible plants …
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Solid Rock Wall Designs for Colorado Landscapes

Posted on May 19th, 2015 by
Solid Rock Wall Designs for Colorado Landscapes

Just like indoor spaces, outdoor spaces also need walls. Whether those walls are made with wood, rock, or even just shrubs or trees, walls help add privacy, style, and structure to landscapes.

Solid rock walls are particularly popular for Colorado landscapes. Here are some ideas for creating a stylish landscape using rock walls:

A rock wall can be so much more than just a divider. We like the idea of using a curved rock wall as the base for a practical seating area that faces a fire pit, for example.

If you have a large lawn, a long rock wall …
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Awesome Benefits of LED Garden Lighting for Landscapes

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by
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The stars of modern lighting, LED lights are incredibly energy-efficient and durable. Bringing us one step closer to saving the planet, LED light bulbs are a power saving and all-around smart solution. With LED lighting, you can officially welcome both your interior and exterior into the technologically-savvy present day. Below, we have highlighted some of our favorite reasons to use LED garden lighting in your landscape.

Their lifespan is truly enviable. Amazingly, if left on for 8 hours a day, one LED bulb can be expected to last up to 20 years! Unlike a standard bulb, an LED bulb does not burn out …
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