Landscaping Inspiration for Your Fall Garden

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by +
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Autumn is a time of transition from warm summer landscapes awash in bright blooms to the subtler tones of winter. With a well-designed plan, your fall garden can be a beautiful focal point, perhaps even outdoing your summer garden in terms of color and design. Here are a couple tips for planning a beautifully designed fall landscape.

Organize colors and textures. Contrasting colors and textures can draw the eye and make your landscape more visually appealing. Placing deep green plants near flowers with vivid red, orange or yellow foliage can make colors even more intense. Likewise, playing with plant textures can add visual depth to your Colorado landscape.

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Gardening in Colorado? There’s an App for That

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by +
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One of our goals at Lifescape Colorado is helping you enjoy the beautiful results of a healthy garden and landscape. We understand the particular challenges Colorado gardeners face, so this is why we’re so pleased the Denver Post is offering a free “Garden Colorado” app. We’ve highlighted a couple benefits of this app below, which is now available for the iPad, Kindle and many android devices.

Learn about Colorado soil. Soil texture, pH and nutrient structure vary from state to state, as well as within specific regions. This app will provide helpful information about working with Colorado soil types.

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Create a Sustainable Backyard Getaway

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by +
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Virtually all private home landscaping was sustainable up until the post-war era when everything became “revolutionized.” This included the pesticide and herbicide boom, expansive green lawns, genetically modified plants with no ability to re-seed themselves and so on. Fortunately, we’ve all learned a little lesson about moderation, and now the pendulum is swinging back to a more sustainable pace.

You can enjoy this swing by taking steps to create a sustainable backyard getaway. The byproducts of your efforts will be cleaner soil and groundwater, a healthier ecosystem for your family, improved air quality and a safe place for birds, bees and …
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Beautiful Garden Path Ideas

Posted on July 19th, 2014 by +
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Garden paths are more than just functional landscape design elements — they can alter the flow, aesthetic appeal and energy of your Colorado garden design. Indeed, a winding “natural” path has a much different visual impact than a straight line of pavers or a square-cornered path found in manicured English gardens.

The following design ideas are great for creating beautiful garden paths that suit your landscape.

Mysterious path. Paths help lead the eye from one visible area to another. However, you can add an air of mystery and enchantment by creating a path that leads from a central garden area to a more private location. …
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Shady Garden Plans

Posted on June 28th, 2014 by +
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We all love a little sunshine, but during mid-summer days, a shady garden plan is essential for making the most of your outdoor living space, as well as for enjoying plants that are less tolerant of direct sunlight. The following tips can help you create a Colorado landscape design that balances sun and shade.

Start with the shade you have. Lot orientation, existing trees and architectural features already provide a certain level of shade. Depending on how involved you want to get, you can create a garden plan that’s season specific, or you can create a more well-rounded plan that …
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