Essential Features for Winter Outdoor Spaces

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by

Backyard barbeques and pool parties aren’t as popular in near freezing temperatures, but there’s no need to stay cooped up inside. Implementing essential Colorado hardscaping features will allow you to enjoy your backyard well into the winter too.

Here are Lifescape’s recommendations for must-have hardscape and landscape features for your backyard this winter, including pictures from our own project portfolio.

Let there be fire. Humans are always drawn to fire, whether they live in a warm tropical environment or a cooler mountain climate like ours. Adding a backyard fire pit or fireplace is one of the most important steps in making your …
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How to Landscape for Privacy

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by

While cities offer accessibility, excitement and culture, it can also mean traffic, noise and lack of privacy. This can make us long for a more rural lifestyle. Fortunately, landscaping can create a rural oasis in the midst of the action, and it will also add desirable privacy too.

The following suggestions will provide privacy from the outside world. Or, you can integrate a private nook within your Denver landscape design.

Structural Privacy

One of the fastest ways to gain instant privacy is to use hardscaping. Fences, lattice work and screens can work to provide a no-view or partial-view of the …
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Add Holiday Cheer to Winter Container Gardens

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by

Your home isn’t the only place to add holiday cheer this year. There are plenty of ways for you to create a festive atmosphere by adding holiday colors to your Colorado container gardens. From dogwood branches, to vibrant mosses and ornamental twigs, your containers can add visual interest all winter long.

We’ve put together a list of ideas for some inspiration. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all the things you have to do to get ready for the holidays, our Lifescape maintenance team can take care of your landscaping for you.

Transform an old container. We all have …
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Protect Your Winter Garden from Frost

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by

The first frost of the season can be devastating for a backyard gardener, as you bid favorite plants a final farewell. The following Denver landscape maintenance tips can protect your winter garden from the ravages of frost.

Go native. One of the most proactive things you can do to protect your landscape from a killer frost is to grow native plants that are uniquely adapted to our high-elevation climate. Some plants produce hormones that make them resistant to freezing and sub-freezing temperatures. Our landscape design team can help you select plants that have a higher resistance to cold weather snaps.


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Considerations for Hardscape Design Projects

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by

Designing your landscape may seem like a straightforward task — you choose pictures of what you want, sit down with your landscape designer and begin to create your outdoor masterpiece. But in between the bold strokes of your main ideas, there has to be a subtext of the lifestyle you live, your family’s needs, the climate/geography and so on. Without that, you’ll end up with a Denver landscape design that looks great, but doesn’t necessarily fit your family.

The following considerations can help you design a landscape that is beautiful to look at and works with both Mother Nature and the …
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