While most people view fall and early winter as the seasons to turn their attention to their home’s interior spaces, Lifescape is envisioning the opposite. This period, when outdoor living is less of a concern, but the weather is still relatively cooperative, is ideal for planning and implementing beautiful backyard landscaping ideas for when spring rolls around.
Here are some ideas from HGTV Gardens to enhance your backyard landscaping in Colorado.
Hardscaping. If you wait until spring to begin designing a hardscape plan, you might end up with your yard torn up for a significant portion of the summer. Plus, new plantings will hardly have time to fill out by the time fall rolls around again. Take this opportunity to plan and build your dream hardscape, so your yard will be ready to enjoy in the summer
- Adding terraces, which can be especially attractive if you live on a flat piece of land. The varying heights add visual interest and can be used for planting, gardening and seating areas.
- Augmenting seating areas. Adding gazebos, pergolas, ramadas or a simple arbor can dress up a seating area tremendously.
- Upgrading your walkways. Use this season to put in those gravel designs and walkways you have envisioned, but never have time to implement. They will be ready to landscape come spring.
Water Features. Depending on your design, a water feature can be quite an undertaking, requiring the use of heavy equipment, plumbing and large-scale rock work. Getting that work done before winter means you will be able to enjoy your new water feature the minute the sun is back out to stay.
Garden Planning. Have your dream garden in mind? Why not lay it out and build it now? Adding raised beds lets you add soil, compost and nutrients for a healthy garden next year. We can help you learn which plants, flowers and vegetables grow best in our Colorado climate, as well as when to start planting.
Ready to get a lead on your backyard landscaping in Colorado? If so, call Lifescape at 303.831.8310.