ASLA Reveals the Top Outdoor Living Trends of 2013

Posted on March 18th, 2013 by +
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Every year, more and more homeowners are taking a greater interest in expanding their living space outdoors. As the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville notes “… homeowners want to get more enjoyment out of their yards. They want attractive spaces that are both easy to take care of and sustainable.”

ASLA‘s 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey offers insight into what homeowners want out of their outdoor living spaces. The survey also provides a source of inspiration for those looking to make updates to their landscapes. Below is a look at some of the …
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Maximize the Potential of the Corners of Your Yard

Posted on February 5th, 2013 by +
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You may be familiar with the Pete Seeger classic, written by Malvina Reynolds, which goes like this…“Little boxes, on the hillside. Little boxes made of ticky-tacky…and they all look just the same…”

If Colorado landscape designers don’t think outside those proverbial “little boxes,” you can end up with a boring or awkward landscape, which resembles a postage stamp, rather than an inspired endeavor.

The corners can be the trickiest areas to landscape but with a little insight into some “tricks of the trade,” you can maximize the potential of the corners in your yard(s). Use sculptures or garden art. Rather …
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Winter Hardscape Maintenance Tips

Posted on January 28th, 2013 by +
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For many people, the winter season provides a welcome relief from outdoor maintenance. “Finally,” we sigh with relief, “three months of pure unadulterated reading/watching TV/moves/etc. on the weekends!” It is true that winter does cut down on the weeding and planting but before you get too cozy, pay attention to these winter hardscape maintenance tips. Proper de-icing techniques will save the life of your hardscape.

Smart ice prevention can be the key to extending the lifespan of your landscape features. Salt has been the go-to solution for icy driveways, walkways, and entrance steps. Unfortunately, it’s brutal for the structural integrity …
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Discounts on Lighting Projects installed between now and February!

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by +
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More than likely you’re arriving home in the dark since daylight savings. It is important to know that landscape lighting is very necessary for creating a secure and comfortable home. The best lighting whether inside or outside is LED lighting. Increase the security of your home with the addition of LED lighting in your landscape.  LED lights now have a natural warm color, use less energy, and are warrantied for years.

Lifescape uses Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting and Kichler Lighting for outdoor lighting. Take a look at a few facts about these companies and LED lighting.

In business for 25 years, Vista Lighting has a well-established reputation for …
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A Tuscan Inspired Outdoor Retreat

Posted on October 8th, 2012 by +
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Being able to relax at home is key in simply unwinding from a hectic work week. Recently, Lifescape had the pleasure of creating a Tuscan inspired outdoor retreat for a client’s Tuscan themed home. Bringing a touch of international inspiration to your landscape will not only add to the personality of your home, but it can literally create a great escape for you and your family without leaving your Colorado neighborhood.

Take a look at this Tuscan backyard retreat:

 The Belgard mega-Lafitt pavers compliment this Tuscan themed house perfectly.

The texture of the …
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