Lifescape Colorado is pleased to have had the honor of sponsoring and hosting the Annual Design Council Holiday Cheer event on Wednesday, December 6. The event was held at our firm and provided a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and industry influencers in the design space.
What is the Design Council?
For nearly 30 years, the Design Council has been dedicated to enriching the Denver Art Museum’s department of architecture, design, and graphics. Lifescape Colorado is pleased to be a part of the Design Council, which consists of more than 150 design professionals and patrons that are passionate about making design accessible to a wider audience.
The Design Council hosts a wide range of events, including lectures, panel discussions and tours. Being active council members is inspirational for our team and one of the many ways that we stay connected with the Denver community.
Design Council Membership is Open to the Public
We find that many of our clients are just as passionate about design as we are. If you’re interested in becoming involved with the Design Council in 2018, we encourage you to join. Membership is open to the public and provides you exclusive opportunities throughout the year to learn from some of the most knowledgeable leaders in the industry.
Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to learn more about the Design Council and how great design can enhance your life!
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is the trade association for the landscape industry and represents the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. Each year this organization hosts the NALP Awards Program at its Landscapes conference to recognize landscape professionals for their exemplary work at a national level. Lifescape Colorado is honored to have received two prestigious Grand Awards at the LANDSCAPES 2017 conference on October 19th in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Grand Award is the NALP’s top category and recognizes interiorscape, landscape, and lawn care professionals who design and create superior projects. The association judged all entries on the basis of difficulty, craftsmanship, attention to detail, and specific criteria listed for each category.
Below is an overview of the two projects that Lifescape Colorado received Grand Awards for:
Grand Award: Small Residential Design/Build Category
We received the Grand Award in the small residential design/build category for our York Street Revival project in Denver, Colorado. Lifescape Colorado was engaged to create a beautiful backyard makeover complete with an outdoor kitchen, dining area, pergola, lighting, fireplace, spa, plantings, hardscape, and more to compliment a 1920’s home. The project was executed over the course of three years and truly gave this historic home a new life.
Grand Award: Residential Landscape Management Category
We were honored to receive another Grand Award at the 2017 Landscapes Conference in the residential landscape management category with our Georgian Charm project in Englewood, Colorado. This project features Georgian-inspired architecture with a mixture of formal gardens and more relaxed meadows and plantings on a 2.5-acre site. After the initial install, Lifescape Colorado transitioned to a year-round garden management plan.
Since 1976 Lifescape Colorado has been completing quality, custom residential and commercial projects in the areas of landscape design, project construction, and customized maintenance programs. Our attention to detail, award-winning designs, and craftsmanship construction sets us apart from the competition.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you take your Colorado landscape to the next level.
Although we’re currently in the thick of fall, now is the ideal time to start planning for your spring landscape. By working with a landscape professional now, you can plan for beautiful color, proactively make changes and add hardscapes, outdoor living or other features to enhance your outdoor space.
Here are some ways that the Lifescape team will help you plan a beautiful spring landscape:
1. Plant bulbs.
Fall is the ideal time to plant bulbs. Bulbs must be planted before the ground freezes but in time to go through the chilling process that is necessary for them to bloom properly in spring. A Lifescape expert will help you determine the best varieties to plant and the optimal locations in your landscape for tulips, daffodils, and other colorful spring flowers to provide maximum impact.
2. Incorporate hardscapes.
Hardscapes are an attractive way to highlight flower beds, walkways and walls. The fall is a great time to replace cracked concrete drives, walkways and patios with permeable interlocking pavers that allow for the movement of rainwater through the surface. Our talented designers can help you incorporate hardscapes into your landscape, enhancing your home’s year-round curb appeal.
3. Plant trees and shrubs.
Adding trees and shrubs to your landscape will provide shade, beauty and wind protection for your outdoor living space. Planting in the fall before the ground freezes will allow them to establish root systems and be better prepared for beautiful spring growth.
4. Avoid the spring rush.
Many homeowners choose to wait until spring to make enhancements to their landscape. This, along with the natural cycle of growth makes spring the busiest time of year for landscapers. Avoid the spring rush by scheduling projects in the fall while our Team has more availability and can complete your landscape upgrade quickly.
Enjoy the colorful spring garden that you’ve always wanted. Contact Lifescape now to make the most of our beautiful fall weather.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for consistent cold weather in the greater Denver area with the snowiest period in mid- to late-February. This means ample time indoors to gaze outside and consider what your landscape can look like once spring shows up. The best way to beat the winter blues is to plan for spring and Lifescape’s five stage process effectively delivers high-quality designs and results.
Initial Consultation – Walking the space and developing a plan is vital to any successful project as well as assessing what has worked in the past and what you want it to look like going forward.
Design and Investment Analysis – These two go hand in hand, and our design-build process saves time and money as our award-winning landscape architects, and designers work directly with our construction team.
Construction Planning – Lifescape is a recognized industry leader when it comes to sustainability and water-saving initiatives. Future maintenance requirements are also taken into account early, so it’s not a concern later.
Project Construction – We are proud to be a Sustainable Landscape Charter Partner with the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado and incorporate eco-friendly practices while fulfilling the design goals.
Aftercare and Maintenance – Our services are customized for projects of all sizes, protecting your investment with maintenance horticulture expert dedicated to ensuring the health of your landscape.
Contact Lifescape at 303.831.8310 or stop by our offices slightly south off of Platte River Drive and speak with one of our landscape design experts about what you want to see in the spring or horticulture experts on help caring for your landscape.
Summer is the season for entertaining, so Lifescape Colorado decided it was time to throw a party! What better way is there to kick off three of the best months Colorado has to offer? We paired up with 5280 The Denver Magazine and their editors, as well as some of Colorado’s finest architects, landscape architects, designers and sculptors for this special event. It was a gorgeous evening, replete with delicious food, perfect weather, a beautiful ambiance and superb company.
5280 Home is a local magazine that serves as a complete guide to everything great about Denver and Colorado in general. Their gorgeous magazine spreads are comprised of stunning photos and well-written articles on subjects ranging from Rocky Mountain highlights and things to do in the area to recipes, home health remedies, as well as DIY design and build tips.
As an incentive to advertisers, 5280 Home hosts a party once a quarter for companies and advertisers who contribute a full page, back cover ad spread. Lifescape Colorado was happy to take advantage of their offer, and you can view our full-page ad in their June issue. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved and serves as one more example of how networking is beneficial to the collective.
Our 5280 Home party was a great way for Colorado landscape architects and others involved in the design and build industry, as well as 5280 Home, to get together and celebrate our mutual interests with a bit of fun. Our party took place on June 12 and it wouldn’t have been such a grand success without the participation of some key players:
We want to thank Olive & Finch, P17, Street Kitchen and Babette’s for providing scrumptious morsels throughout the evening. None of us could stay away! The Ace Eat and Serve Bar Bus and Penny prepared chilled refreshments to complement the food. Finally, The Perfect Petal graciously adorned our space with elaborate floral arrangements, yielding the perfect ambiance for this summer affair.
Everyone had an excellent time at the party! Check out 5280 Home’s Facebook page to see pictures and learn more about the magazine. Are you ready to get your own backyard in summer party shape? Give Lifescape Colorado a call at 303.831.8310.