Hardscaping Haven: Build a Garden You Can Live In

Posted on September 28th, 2014 by +

Why design a garden to look at when you can build an outdoor space to live in? Thoughtfully designed Colorado hardscapes allow homeowners to relax outdoors year-round. By analyzing your landscape, evaluating the most common wind directions and watching where water drains on your property, we can identify which areas of your outdoor space will be optimal for year-round enjoyment. Afterwards, we can design the necessary hardscape features to facilitate the process.

Design a patio for a nice transition. Your patio is a great place to start. If you’re starting from scratch, we can help you determine the best size and shape for your patio, based on the proportions of your …
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Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your Garden

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by +

Shrubs are an instrumental part of every garden’s ecosystem. They provide shade, improve soil stability, enhance air quality and create habitats for all types of wildlife. Of course, shrubs and small trees are also beautiful to look at, especially when you choose varieties that add seasonal interest to your landscape.

Top Benefits of Growing Shrubs in Your Colorado Garden Design

Lower your energy bills. Planting shrubs in the right location can lower your energy bills in both the summer and winter months. In order to benefit year-round, you’ll need to plant deciduous shrub or trees that do well in our climate, such as Purpleleaf Japanese …
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Fabulous Curb Appeal Tips for the Fall

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by +

Fall is a wonderful season to improve your home’s curb appeal. With a mixture of perennial and annual landscaping additions and some Colorado hardscaping improvements, you can create a front yard view passersby won’t be able to take their eyes off of.

Here are four fabulous ways you can enhance your curb appeal with fall interest.

Embellish a walkway or planter bed. Once your beds are free from dead and faded summer plants, start embellishing your walkways or planter beds. You can work with a professional landscape architect to design hardscape features that look great in any season. Incorporating pavers or stones with a …
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Landscaping Inspiration for Your Fall Garden

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by +

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.

Plan your …
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Gardening in Colorado? There’s an App for That

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by +

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.

Discover the best growing methods for vegetables, from beans …
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