Now that the first snow has finally arrived in Denver, do you remember where your shovel is? But if you are tired of the physical strain shoveling snow takes on your body, it’s probably the right time to invest in a snow thrower. However, don’t just buy the first snow thrower you see. You need to select the right one for your needs. Take a look at a few tips from ALCC.com on choosing the right snow thrower.
- If your home has a 1 or 2-car garage, driveway, and minimum of walk area to clear, consider a small single-stage thrower.
- If your home has a 2-car garage, wide driveway, and some walks to clear, opt for a medium size snow thrower.
- If your home has a 3-car garage, larger driveway and/or large expanses of walks to clear, you’ll need to consider a two-stage snow thrower.
The difference between a single-stage thrower and a two-stage snow thrower is that the single stage is lighter and easier to maneuver, while the two-stage thrower is more heavy duty, has more power, and multiple speeds.
Do you use a snow thrower? Or do you still prefer the shovel?
There really is no limit to what you can do with a beautiful Colorado landscape. For example, the knot garden. Via Wikipedia,” A knot garden is a garden of very formal design in a square frame, consisting of a variety of aromatic plants and culinary herbs.” So if you love to cook with fresh herbs as well as enjoy the refreshing aromas of a variety of plants, this could be the garden for you.
Besides delicious herbs and pleasant aromas, the knot garden also brings in a touch of geometric design that instantly attracts the eye, and visually can create a beautiful landscape scene.
The geometry of the knot garden is used to add a dynamic, yet traditional feel in this narrow backyard space.
The curve of the bench ties in nicely with the curve of the gravel path and tumbled stone edge on the pathway.
A truly green space is realized in this image with bluegrass lawn, boston ivy vine on the house, and oak tree canopy. The windows of the house line up with interesting elements in the garden, so there is always an interest when looking out of the window.
Interested in a knot garden for your Denver area home?
During the fall season, it’s important for Colorado residents to call their landscaping company and schedule a winterization/ irrigation shut off for their landscape. The last thing you want is for the winter to catch you off guard. Your irrigation system is an important working part of your landscape that provides needed moisture. Without winterization, you could be looking at costly repairs for your sprinkler system. Ice can cause damage to your backflow prevention valves, valve chambers and manual ball valves.
Winterization of your irrigation system should be a part of your regular seasonal landscape maintenance to help keep your lawn healthy. To schedule your winterization/ irrigation shut off, simply contact Lifescape at 303-831-8310. There is no need for the headache of extensive and expensive repairs that could have been avoided. Gives us a call today!
Living in Colorado, you come to figure out that during the winter, things freeze. Your precious plants and sprinkler system are two specific things in your landscape that are vulnerable to freeze damage. With Front Range temperatures dipping to 27 degrees and lower last week, it’s important to know how to protect your landscape plants and sprinkler system from the freezing cold.
For your plants
- Cover your plants and vegetables at night, but do not use plastic.
- Fabrics are best for covering your plants. Ex. towel, blanket, sheet.
- So your plants can breathe, leave air space below the cover.
For your sprinkler system
- Make sure to turn the valve handle (on backflow device) to a 45 degree angle.
- Wrap the backflow device in a towel for insulation.
- Cover and secure the entire device with a plastic bag and duct tape at the bottom to keep moisture out.
Have questions or need professional landscape assistance for your Denver area yard, contact Lifescape by calling 303-831-8310.
Do you want to give your Denver yard new life? The time it takes for the average gardener to yield a beautiful garden takes great effort and hard work. So imagine the time and amount of work it would take creating a beautifully landscaped yard equipped with outdoor living rooms! That’s where Lifescape comes in.
Whether you have a massive landscape or a quaint green patch in your urban corner, there is a perfect landscape design that can cater to your specific space and your desires. Take a look at one of our completed landscape projects in central Denver.
Natural materials such as gravel pathways and tumbled stone edger give this backyard a dynamic feel. Colorful cushions, pots, and plantings allow this Central Denver backyard to burst into life.
A unique take, a privacy wall; rather than a stark stucco wall, Lifescape designers added columns, height differentiation, and a fountain to give the view from the house and patio something peaceful to view and enjoy.
The indoor meets the outdoor. This pool house lends itself to a flood of natural light.
Layering in the planting design was used here, with annuals on the planting bed edge followed by a boxwood hedge, vibrant roses, and an evergreen screen of Yews.
What would you like to see in your Denver area yard to give it new life?