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Lifescape Hosts ASID Event

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Over the years Lifescape has been a part of a lot of great projects.  We are so appreciative of all of our industry partners: designers, craftsmen and several vendors with some amazing products; all of which have played such a huge role in our success.  Great projects have a great team of people from all trades: architects, contractors, designers and landscape architects.

There are a lot of teams that do some really good work within their industry but when a team comes together on all levels, something really special happens.  The collaboration that our team has across our industry is second to none.

We consider ourselves very blessed to be a part of such a great organization like ASID, American Society of Interior Designers, that has been around for such a long time and has proven to be instrumental with the success of numerous design companies.

The organization has been around since 1975 and is currently the oldest and largest organization for professional interior designers.  They continue to inspire the next generation of designers and those that engage with the organization reap the benefits of some truly valuable relationships; we can definitely attest to that.

We look forward to hosting many more events with ASID.  If you have not had the chance to attend one of the events and engage with its members, we certainly suggest that you do.

Take a look at a couple of images from our most recent event.

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5280 Faces of Denver

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The Denver magazine has been known for creating numerous lists for the best and most exciting.  To be honored on its presence is a true testament to the team here at Lifescape.

Over the years we have never stopped searching for ways to be better.  From the customer service to the quality work to the team and the atmosphere, we are always searching for ways to improve the customer experience.  There are several landscape designers across the state and you really have to find innovative ways to differentiate yourself from your competition.

We do this by obtaining the best talent available in the industry.  We are truly blessed to have such a committed and experienced team who has a true passion for what we do.

While we do have such a great team here at Lifescape, we just wouldn’t be here without all of our loyal customers.  And for that we are truly thankful.

We enjoy going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our customers are always taken care of.  We are constantly offering landscaping, gardening and design tips that help bring added value to our customers and they know they can always count on us for help.

As we continue to grow our team here at Lifescape we also look forward to growing our customer base in this wonderful community of Colorado that we call home.

Staying Safe This Halloween

The trick or treat season is upon us once again.  Children all over the nation have been searching for that perfect costume in preparation for one of the greatest nights of the year; Halloween.  There will be children running everywhere; from door to door, across the streets and of course across your yard.

Take some time before this weekend to help ensure the safety of all those children that will be visiting your house for that delicious candy.  Here are a few safety tips for you to consider:

Lighting

It is always a great idea to have your children that are trick-or-treating carry a flashlight but you shouldn’t count on all children to do this so it is a good time to check for those really dark areas in your yard and be sure to keep them as lit as possible.  It is also a great idea to use battery operated candles inside of your jack-o-lanterns to help reduce the risk of fire as these are often knocked or kicked over.

Halloween lighting

Decorations

Dried flowers, corn stalks and crepe paper are top choices for Halloween decorations but be careful as these types of decorations are highly flammable.  Be sure to keep these away from any open flames, light bulbs or heaters.

Halloween decorations

Trip Hazards

A lot of us like to experiment with many different lighting options and most of these will require some type of extension cord but make sure that any and all cables you use are either buried or taped down between the cracks.  Children will be running at full speed and it can be a cause for a nasty spill if any trip hazards exist.

Halloween trip hazards

Safe Pathways

Lastly, make sure all of your pathways are clearly lit, cleared of uneven or raised cracks and debris and are not blocked by any decorations.  Children have tendency to get scared and they may require a need for a hasty exit.

Halloween safe pathway

From all of us at Lifescape, Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Top 8 Landscaping Tips for this Fall

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Colorado.  Trees are shedding their leaves with so many different vibrant colors on display.  Some of Aspen’s namesake trees are turning a golden hue and the weather is perfect for a wide array of activities.  But now is not the time to get all caught up in the beauty and forget to take care of your landscaping.  Here are a few tips to consider this fall to ensure your home keeps its beautiful look all the way until Spring.

 

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  • For those of us who see a rather cold Fall and Winter ahead it is a good idea to cover some of your less stable shrubs and bushes with burlap to help protect them from snow, ice and strong winds

 

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  • Now is actually the best time to start spreading mulch as it will help protect your roots from wear and tear and will also help retain the moisture during the winter

 

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  • Don’t forget to rake up all those leaves. Although they bring a certain sense of beauty to the lawn but they will also pile up quick and those excess leaves can hide sidewalks and driveways which can be hazardous

 

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  • Make sure to keep fertilizing your lawn. Even though your lawn is growing at a slower pace that does not mean that you shouldn’t keep feeding it.

 

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  • Be sure to use water safely during the cold fall months. Only use outside water when the temperature is safely above freezing as it can cause excess water to get stuck in your pipes and possibly cause a crack.  If you know a freeze is predicted, it is a good idea to water the grounds 24 hours before as this will give the roots a chance to soak up the water which will protect the plants from wind damage and also keep the roots a little warmer.  Only water the ground though as watering the foliage can cause frost damage.

 

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  • Continue to cut and trim where needed and take this time to remove any dead or falling limbs as this can cause a hazard and possibly damage your home.

 

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  • Beat the Spring rush and do your hardscape work now. Consider replacing tired concrete with a paver that looks great and doesn’t crack.

Denver’s Top 25 Restaurants Doing More Than Just Filling Your Belly

Lifescape 5280 Dines Event

Lifescape hosted a charity event this week for 5280 Magazine’s Dines event celebrating Denver’s Top 25 best restaurants.  Seven of the top 25 were on site serving up some their best savory bites that filled our tummies to all of our delight.  A big special thanks goes out to all the restaurants that attended: Cholon, Blackbelly Market, Beast & Bottle, Barolo Grill, Guard and Grace, Old Major + Grateful Bread, Work & Class and last but not least, Duo.

 

While we immensely enjoyed the food there was also an added special bonus.  Those that visited the Wine & Spirits Pull in the main tent and donated $30 got to go home with a bottle of wine valued up to $150 and part of these proceeds will go directly to a great charity, The Morgan Adams Foundation.

 

The Morgan Adams Foundation raises money and awareness on behalf of children affected with cancer.  They work with leading physicians who directly fund pediatric cancer research and therapies which will improve the survival rates and reduce the devastating side-effects that cancer treatments have on our children.

 

You can view pictures from this event by searching the hashtag #5280Dines and feel free to upload your own!