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5 Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

5 Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

Winter gardening in Colorado isn’t impossible, but it will require a few changes on your part. If you don’t want your landscape to look like a bleak midwinter snowstorm, container gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy winter interest on your patio and around other areas of your yard. You can even enhance your container’s visual impact by adding…

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Enhance Your Driveway with Smart Lighting Solutions

Enhance Your Driveway with Smart Lighting Solutions

Driveways form the gateway to your home, guiding guests to your front porch and the entrance to your home. But, is your driveway doing it all it can to make the most of this important role? In addition to a stunning design that complements your property’s layout and your home’s architecture, we recommend including a thoughtful…

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Gorgeous Plants for Landscape Edging

Gorgeous Plants for Landscape Edging

Landscape edging forms the border of beautiful flower beds and can frame the rest of your Colorado landscape design, while directing pathways and leading the eye along a visual journey. In casual gardens or landscapes that mimic a more natural plant environment, we often forgo the use of harsh borders and select plants that will create a softer visual appeal….

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Outdoor Rooms with Year-Round Appeal

Outdoor Rooms with Year-Round Appeal

When we work with clients to design Denver outdoor living spaces, we keep our eyes focused on long-term functionality. You can maximize your investment by designing outdoor rooms with year-round appeal. By striking a unique balance between delightful garden designs and stunning hardscape features, your outdoor room can be a place for your family and friends to enjoy…

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October is a Time for Pruning

October is a Time for Pruning

Since severe winter storms are just around the corner, October is a great month to start pruning your Colorado garden. Here are a couple important tips that explain why pruning is important and how it can help your trees and shrubs make it through the winter unscathed. There are several reasons why fall is an excellent time for…

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Select the Right Trees for Your Garden

Select the Right Trees for Your Garden

Spring gets all the credit as nature’s “planting season.” Thus, many new gardeners are surprised to learn that fall is one of the best times of the year to grow trees. While it’s true that trees shed their leaves in the fall to store energy and prepare for winter, below the ground, their roots are still hard…

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The Importance of Native Trees and Shrubs

The Importance of Native Trees and Shrubs

The most beautiful and sustainable gardens always feature a variety of trees and shrubs. These plants play an important role in enhancing both a landscape’s aesthetic appeal, as well as the health of its surrounding ecosystem. Here are some special benefits of planting varieties that are well adapted to our climate. Stop soil erosion. Tree and shrub roots help keep soil in…

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Fabulous Fall Hardscaping Ideas

Fabulous Fall Hardscaping Ideas

Is your home the social center for family and friends during the holiday season? Our team at Lifescape Colorado is more than happy to assist you with all of your hardscaping needs that can add warmth and light to your luxury outdoor space. These fall hardscaping ideas can enhance your curb appeal, as well as your outdoor living spaces,…

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Why Fall Leaves are Your Garden’s Best Friend

Why Fall Leaves are Your Garden’s Best Friend

Are fall leaves getting the best of you? Sounds like it’s time to put them to work in your favor. Dried, dead leaves are one of Mother Nature’s best fertilizers. Without them, our forest floors wouldn’t provide the same quality of rich, loamy soil needed to nurture buried seeds. In fact, without leaves, moisture would evaporate more quickly and…

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Popular Plants to Grow in October

Popular Plants to Grow in October

October brings chillier weather to Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy a colorful garden. Many plants offer beautiful fall interest and can thrive well in our climate all year long. Here are five to consider growing in your garden this October. Compact White Fir: The compact white fir’s (Abies concolor ‘Candicans’) silver needles can provide an interesting contrast to…

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