Beautiful Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by

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 …
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Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

Growing native plants in your Colorado garden not only adds color to your landscape design, but also benefits and contributes to the biodiversity of our beautiful state. While landscaping with a native shrub seems like a small way to aid the environment, other projects that do not include these wonderful plants can harm biodiversity.

Shrubs native to Colorado have an advantage over other species because they’re already adapted to our state’s unique climate. Great for both home and commercial gardens, native shrubs are valuable additions to any sustainable landscape design.

Native shrubs are also easier to manage …
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The Western Sandcherry

Posted on October 4th, 2013 by

One of the most important factors to consider when planting a garden is assessing what your landscape will look like during the winter months. The Western Sandcherry, a creeping, low-growing plant native to the Rocky Mountains, is active in both the spring and summer. In addition to this, the leafy plant is also extremely diverse and beautiful during the fall months.

By growing this perennial shrub, your Colorado garden will seem to transform itself with the changing seasons. During the spring, the Western Sandcherry has bright, green leaves with a moderate amount of fragrant, white flowers sprinkled throughout its foliage. …
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Cozy Outdoor Rooms to Enjoy Autumn

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by

Few things can compare to autumn in Colorado. The chill in the air and the transformation of trees as they shrug off their summer colors in exchange for red, gold and brown can bring a sense of both invigoration and peace. A cozy outdoor room is the perfect space to enjoy our state’s autumnal beauty.

The most important considerations for this kind of outdoor room are comfort, warmth and a nest-like feel. The architecture, design and decor will aid you in creating this atmosphere.

For seasonal versatility, canopies and screens can provide a warm, cozy feeling. Plus, they can be removed, if …
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Fall for Your Colorado Landscape

Posted on September 27th, 2013 by
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Temperatures may be starting to drop in Colorado and leaves may be turning, but this does not mean the gardening and growing season is over. For many plants, fall is the ideal time for planting.

Why is fall a great time to plant? By planting particular perennials and native shrubs now, you are giving them a leg up for spring. When the soil is still warm, they will have time to establish a good root system, and you will see the benefits when spring arrives. For several types of plants, fall planting gives them a solid head start for spring. Many will …
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