Prepare Your Garden for Winter Weather

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by

If you prepare your garden properly, winter becomes a beautiful season of hibernation that is well worth the wait come spring. But to ensure your perennials will come back with all the color and fervor they can, here are some tips to get your garden ready.

First, be sure to clean up any dead stems and foliage of annuals and vegetables. This is crucial to preventing any diseases from harboring. Gather all of the fallen leaves as soon as possible to add to your compost, or start a new one. Smaller pieces decompose faster, so try mowing over leaves before gathering and …
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Best Flowers for Fall Gardens

Posted on November 16th, 2013 by

If you’re beginning to mourn the flowers from your summer garden, why not turn your attention to flowers that can bloom throughout the fall months? While fall may not be the brightest season, there are a number of flowers that do quite well in our mountain climate. Combined with evergreens and landscape plants that boast changing foliage, your garden can have plenty of visual interest through the fall.

Here are some of the best flowers for fall gardens in Colorado.

Asters. Not only are asters strong and reliable, they don’t get their bloom on until late summer and early fall …
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Project Spotlight: Cherry Hill

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by

Looking for some landscape architecture inspiration for your luxury Colorado home? We invite you to take a photo tour of an exquisite Cherry Hills property, which our team here at Lifescape Colorado recently finished designing and renovating. Located in the suburbs of Denver, this impeccable residential landscape has it all – recreation, entertainment and an elegant, dynamic design.

This photo taken before we began renovating really captures the state of the space, which was intended to be a garden. However, the homeowners later realized they did not have the time to invest in it.

This shot of the front yard shows how we were …
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Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine

Posted on November 13th, 2013 by

The deep tones and sculptural silhouettes of evergreen trees against the backdrop of glistening white snow are what make Colorado winters so magical. The Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is an evergreen species native to Colorado that has painted this majestic picture for thousands of years.

It’s believed that the bristlecone pine is the oldest living thing on this earth. This is due to the fact that these durable trees have incredible strategies for survival. They can even remain standing for hundreds of years after they die!

The slow-growing Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is adapted to cold and dry climates. Once matured, it …
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Project Spotlight: Colorado Golf Club

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

Located just south of Denver in Parker, Colo., the Colorado Golf Club stretches over 7,604 pristine yards and plays to par-72. When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw first set out to design it, they envisioned a course that would glorify the natural landscape, while providing a haven for golfers of all levels. Their success is irrefutable. The Championship Course offers nice challenges for even the world’s top players.

In 2007, T&L Golf named the Colorado Golf Club one of the top 10 new courses of the year, and GOLF Magazine even named it one of the “10 to Watch” worldwide. Most recently, the Championship Course hosted the …
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