Natural Hardscaping Designs

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by

Natural hardscape designs may seem like an oxymoron. However, Lifescape is dedicated to providing Colorado hardscaping services that blend with our clients’ natural surroundings. The term “hardscaping” refers to the non-living aspects of your backyard and garden designs and, surprisingly, these additions can add a soft natural look to your garden.

The following ideas can inspire you as you make your landscaping plans for the new year.

Pathways

Consider using bulk materials for your garden paths. Options include gravel, mulch or decomposed granite. These materials will create a clear path, but the edges will be softer and provide a more fluid boundary …
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Beautiful Lighting Types for Front Yard Gardens

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by

Beautiful outdoor lighting welcomes guests, enhances curb appeal and amplifies nighttime safety. At Lifescape Colorado, professional landscape designers take a comprehensive approach to our clients’ designs. In addition to planning attractive landscape and hardscape features, we will discuss lighting options that will bring your landscape to life at night.

The following are ways we implement our Colorado lighting services, adding beautiful illumination to front yard gardens.

Balance

Creating an attractive outdoor lighting design is all about balance. Your design should incorporate a mix of entryway lights and pathway lighting. It should also utilize uplights and downlights to illuminate key landscape …
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Spanish Gold Broom

Posted on January 17th, 2014 by

Winter is the season for planning landscape changes and garden additions for the upcoming year. Here at Lifescape Colorado, we encourage clients to grow native plants for a hardy and successful landscape. Native plants are able to withstand hot, dry winters and freezing, cold winters without a struggle. They are also less maintenance-intensive than their non-native counterparts. If you’re looking for a new plant to add to your landscape repertoire, we recommend Spanish Gold Broom.

Spanish Gold Broom (Cytisus purgans) is originally a native of the Mediterranean, but has adapted to areas with a similarly arid climate, such as our own. …
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A Colorado Gardener’s January Checklist

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

If you haven’t already done so, finish checking off the items from our December gardener’s checklist. Then, use this lull between holiday weeks to organize your January checklist, so you’ll be prepared once the New Year’s festivities have ended.

Here are some Colorado gardening tips for your January checklist.

Water your plants.

There are two reasons irrigation is important during the winter — some years, we just don’t get enough moisture to meet your landscaping needs, in which case irrigation is the key to a healthy spring landscape. Secondly, watering plants before a storm can help keep roots and lower …
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5 Harmonious Hardscaping Ideas

Posted on January 11th, 2014 by

A harmonious landscape is one that takes both short and long-term goals into consideration. Your landscape should be attractive, balanced and inviting, but also sustainable and environmentally friendly. When clients come to us for Colorado hardscaping services, we take the time to sit down and have a conversation regarding their long-term goals. Afterwards, we create the plans necessary for a fluid, interesting and harmonious landscape

Here are five harmonious hardscaping ideas that will keep your landscape growing in the right direction.

Don’t be afraid to mix styles. Some of the most harmonious landscapes are those that mix both formal and …
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