Creating a Rustic Oasis in the Backyard

Posted on November 7th, 2011 by +
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Your backyard should be an oasis. A place where you, your family and friends can go to relax, entertain, have a little privacy and simply enjoy all of the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Here is a project that is currently on the boards at Lifescape Associates.

The client wanted a look that was somewhat rustic, and they also desired to make use of a space in their yard that previously had not been utilized because of a drain way through it. Here, we designed a pergola and outdoor fireplace with more trees for added privacy. We expanded the existing patio and …
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Get your Shovels ready before Gardening Season

Posted on January 28th, 2011 by +
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Now that the snow has melted and the sun’s come out, if you gardeners are dying to get outside, now is your chance. The first thing you need to do is sharpen those shovels. Go in the shed and check the sharpness of your shovel because planting time is just around the corner and you’ll want your tools to be ready to go.

Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to get those shovels ready:

1. Make sure you remove the rust before sharpening the blade of your hoe or shovel. Rust will shorten the life of your garden tools. …
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The Benefits of Commercial Landscaping

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by +
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When you own a business, first impressions mean a great deal. Your business’ landscaping is the first thing your potential customers see before they even open the doors. That’s why it’s important to make sure your business’ landscaping is looking its best.

Having professional commercial landscaping has many advantages:

Presents an inviting environment to your customers and potential customers As a company,  it’s a great contribution to the local environment Helps to create an enjoyable work environment for staff Improves the general perception of the business

Lifescape Associates is currently working on a commercial landscaping project for The Briarwood Restaurant …
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Designing the Landscape

Posted on September 20th, 2010 by +
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As projects grow in size, more and more details arise that are analyzed to ensure a complete design.  Located in one of the most historically prevalent districts of Denver, this project has become a strong design for Lifescape Associates’ portfolio.  The design reflects the Italian, Formal Garden with a Colorado twist.  A few of the great features are an indoor pool, dining/cooking area, private grotto terrace and new plants.

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Plans, elevations and modeling software have been especially beneficial on this project.  The designers have collaborated with …
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Cherry Creek Courtyard

Posted on July 31st, 2010 by +
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In a small Cherry Creek courtyard lies a patio facing south east.  Every morning the intense rays of the Colorado sun blast the homes’ brick exterior and custom mahogany doors.  As Coloradans we love the sun but the sun’s UV Rays can be very damaging. Therefore, the primary concern on this project was to protect these hand crafted doors from the harmful UV Rays.  To do this, we used a computer model to determine joist spacing and arbor layout to diffuse the majority of the direct rays thereby increasing the doors lifespan.

The gabled design of the roof mimics …
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