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Geometric Designs Dazzle Your Landscape

Geometric Designs Dazzle Your Landscape

Geometric designs have been used in landscape designs for thousands of years. Greeks and Romans used boxwood hedges, which were manipulated into the shapes and arrangements they wanted, whether it be a manicured plant in the shape of an animal or part of an intricate labyrinth. Stone tiles were laid in perfectly executed diamonds, or linear…

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Garden Focal Points: Create Visual Interest in Your Yard

Garden Focal Points: Create Visual Interest in Your Yard

Ideally, landscape design is about creating focal points in gardens and yards. The hardscape and plant materials used are carefully selected and implemented in a way that takes visitors on a visual journey. A meandering path may lead to a quiet seating area or a water feature. Perhaps an arbor or pergola frames a carefully…

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Colorful Container Plants for Your Spring Garden

Colorful Container Plants for Your Spring Garden

Need some colorful garden fantasies to help while away these grayer winter days? Get out your scratch paper and begin sketching the plans for colorful container designs that will add instant color to your spring gardens. We love container gardens here at Lifescape Colorado; they’re beautiful, portable (helpful when late spring storms arise) and also…

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LED Lighting to High “Light” Your Garden & Landscape

LED Lighting to High “Light” Your Garden & Landscape

Energy-conscious homeowners have already made the switch to more efficient interior lighting sources but many are slow to follow suit with their exterior lights. LED lighting for gardens and landscapes is a cost-efficient and sustainable way to provide ample task and mood lighting while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. Add LED Lighting to “Light” Your Gardens…

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Creating Privacy with Foliage & Shrubs

Creating Privacy with Foliage & Shrubs

Fences and screens are typically the first options homeowners envision when it comes to creating privacy around and within their property. While fences can be an attractive option, they’re also expensive and an unsustainable solution for the long term. Foliage and shrubs, however, can provide desired privacy with the added benefits of shade, movement, scent,…

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Integrate Aromatic Plants Into Your Landscape

Integrate Aromatic Plants Into Your Landscape

Landscape design is a holistic endeavor, orchestrated to provide stimulation and pleasure for all of the senses. Often, amateur designers place the largest emphasis on looks, without taking the other senses into consideration. With the right attention to detail, you can integrate landscaping elements that provide pleasing sounds, tangible delights, fruits, and vegetables to please…

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Designing Landscapes & Gardens with Stone

Designing Landscapes & Gardens with Stone

Water features are one of the most desirable elements you can incorporate into your landscape, but they’re typically designed for water sourced from a well or municipal water facility. Ironically, your Colorado landscape may not be equipped for the “real” water that needs to find egress during and after storms, or during the melt, keeping…

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Can Your Dog Dig It? Pet Inspired Gardens & Landscapes

Can Your Dog Dig It? Pet Inspired Gardens & Landscapes

Dogs have long been man’s best friend and both interior and exterior designs can take the Dog of the House into consideration. If you’re planning a Colorado landscape design for a new piece of property or are ready to re-vamp your existing landscape, consider adding landscape and hardscape features your dog will dig. Dog Inspired Gardens…

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Landscape Illumination: Modern Light Designs for Gardens

Landscape Illumination: Modern Light Designs for Gardens

Much of the information about landscape lighting involves twinkly lights, lanterns, and other fixtures that are decidedly traditional in appearance. Where does this leave the modernist? If fairy lights aren’t your thing, we have plenty of ideas to design landscape illumination for modern gardens with nary a twinkle in sight. Ideas for Designing Landscape Illumination…

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Incorporating Elemental Sound Into Your Garden

Incorporating Elemental Sound Into Your Garden

It isn’t as if outdoor pleasures are a mystery; watching the seasons change, connecting with nature, observing local wildlife – all of these are a given. At the deeper level, however, perhaps we enjoy our personal landscapes because they provide a complete sensory experience. Incorporating Elemental Sound Into Gardens to Please the Senses When you…

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