Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2015

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by
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With summer around the corner, it’s even more important to keep your outdoor living area from falling to the wayside. Check out these outdoor living trends for 2015 to stay in the game this season:

Natural Landscapes. Thankfully an ongoing trend, natural landscaping techniques like xeriscaping are becoming increasingly popular. Xeriscaping is a low-irrigation gardening technique, but you can also adopt native plants and other green gardening products. For example, seed-grown native wildflowers are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly. Edible Gardening and Eco-Conscious Plants. Who doesn’t love plants you can eat? Edible plants are useful and beautiful, and you can …
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Inviting Front Yard Structures for a Welcoming Spring

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by
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When you think of attractive landscape structures, odds are you envision gazebos, fountains, fireplaces and other hardscape designs found most typically in a backyard. Your front yard, however, may also be begging for a little structural attention and curb appeal.

5 Ideas For Creating a Gorgeous Front Yard This Spring

Creating a gorgeous front yard is always a good idea, whether you are planning to sell your home in the near future or are simply ready for a front yard facelift.

Photo: Lifescape Colorado. via Houzz Show off your blooms. A beautiful arbor, draped with spring’s bountiful blooms, is an iconic garden …
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Tips for Starting a Beautiful Container Garden

Posted on November 28th, 2014 by
Tips for Starting a Beautiful Container Garden

If you want more flexibility when it comes to the location of your plants (i.e. herbs near your kitchen window), consider starting a container garden. Container gardens are ideal when you want to create special seasonal plant displays or when you don’t have the space for garden beds.

Here are a couple tips for growing a successful container garden today.

Container garden design

First off, you should determine the main purpose of your container garden. If your containers are for decorative interest, determine the the look you want to achieve. For example, you might prefer bold container designs with showy flowers or a simple desert-themed container with a …
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Enhance Your Landscape with a Gorgeous Courtyard Design

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by
Enhance Your Landscape with a Gorgeous Courtyard Design

A courtyard is a private oasis in the best sense. It is a place to sit in peace surrounded by nature or entertain guests, while having all of the conveniences of home just a few steps away. Here are some tips for creating beautiful courtyard designs.

Create Comfortable Sitting Areas

In small courtyards, creating sitting areas is as simple as setting up a small table and chairs. Larger courtyards call for a different approach, however, to keep things visually balanced. One method uses the same principals that interior designers use for defining separate spaces indoors. Creating several small sitting areas, each …
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Stunning Driveway Design Ideas

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by
Stunning Driveway Design Ideas

Why have a nondescript and serviceable driveway when you can design and build a stunning one that enhances your home’s curb appeal? Not to mention, the same features that create a more visually appealing driveway — like pavers and stones — will also make your driveway more likely to withstand the constant freezing and thawing we experience here in the Colorado Rockies.

The size, slope and layout of your property will often determine which type of driveway is best for your home. Use the following examples from Lifescape Colorado’s gallery to inspire your driveway design ideas.

Curved driveway. To avoid a very formal or abrupt look, …
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