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Give the Gift of Landscape Design

Searching for that elusive perfect gift? This year, think outside the box and consider giving the gift of landscape design. Here are several ways that Lifescape Colorado can make this year’s gift one that can be enjoyed for years to come:

1. A new landscape plan for the new year.

Does someone on your list have a landscape that is dated, stale or unsustainable? Let the Lifescape design team bring in new life, color and style with a new, professionally crafted landscape design. Your loved-ones will be ready for the new year with a roadmap to beauty, functionality and sustainability.

2. Make a dream outdoor entertaining space a reality.

Has your significant other been dreaming of a paver patio or an outdoor fireplace for the backyard? Make these dreams a reality by engaging our talented design team to create your ideal outdoor living area. We’re a full-service landscape design firm and can help with the design and construction of your outdoor space as well as the ongoing maintenance.

3. Alleviate the burden of landscape maintenance.

Is there someone in your life that would rather do anything but cut the grass? By gifting our landscape maintenance services, you not only give your loved one a healthy and thriving yard, but also time for activities that they enjoy! And everyone will enjoy improved curb appeal and property value.

4. Improve functionality and sustainability.

Make the yard more functional for that special person in your life by adding a patio for outdoor entertaining or adding trees and shrubs near windows to help keep the home cooler during summer months. Replace plants with water-wise foliage and upgrade to smart irrigation options to save water and money.

Giving the gift of landscape design this holiday season will add value to your loved one’s life and will be something that friends and family will enjoy for years. Let us help you think outside the box with your holiday gifting.

Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to learn how we can help you give the gift of landscape design.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Lifescape Colorado Team

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from our team at Lifescape Colorado! We’re incredibly grateful that you’ve entrusted our professionals for more than 40 years for your landscape design, construction, and maintenance needs. Our business wouldn’t be a success without our loyal clients, and we want you to know that we genuinely appreciate your business.

In honor of Thanksgiving, we hope you’ll take the time today to appreciate the beauty that the breathtaking Colorado landscapes have to offer. Whether you cozy up with loved ones by your outdoor fireplace or enjoy a game of football in the yard, we hope you enjoy your outdoor spaces and the opportunities for fun and relaxation they provide. Life moves pretty fast, and moments spent with family and friends will be the memories that you’ll cherish for years to come!

Add some seasonal splash with colorful Holiday containers

Just because the cooler temperatures are rolling in doesn’t mean that you have to abandon beautiful colors and points of interest throughout your home and landscape. Colorful and festive holiday containers can bring a splash of cheer to porches, outdoor living areas and landscapes. Here are some ideas:

Fall themes and autumn colors. It’s not too late!

The talented designers at Lifescape create beautifully rich containers with natural autumn décor featuring ornamental grasses, cornstalks, pumpkins – even branch clippings from your landscape to add texture and give your container design longer life. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s not too late to get your fall containers in before friends and family arrive!

Festive holiday greenery and décor.

 

Celebrate the season with evergreen colors and textures, vibrant bright reds of winterberry holly or redtwig dogwood branches, and layered clippings of pine, cedar, and spruce. The Lifescape design team works with clippings of eucalyptus or willow for welcomed hues of blue and silver that add variety and interest to your holiday display.

Beautiful holiday containers add style and sparkle to your landscape throughout the holiday season.

Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to learn how we can create the perfect holiday containers for your landscape.

Enhance Outdoor Ambiance with Landscape Lighting

When it comes to creating an exceptional landscape, some of the first features that come to mind are plants, trees, shrubs, and hardscapes. However, lighting also plays an integral role in enhancing the ambiance and functionality of your outdoor spaces. We incorporate many of the design principles from our landscapes into our lighting designs, such as layering, points of interest, and themes.

How Lighting Enhances Outdoor Ambiance

Exterior lighting should go beyond a bulb by the front door. The strategic placement of outdoor lighting will create a mood, enhance landscape features like prominent trees or hardscapes, and increase the functionality of your space. Lighting can create a peaceful, zen-like oasis or an energizing entertainment space. It helps extend outdoor living and entertaining long after the sun goes down and increases safety by illuminating dark areas, stairs and walkways.

Energy-saving Outdoor Lighting

Our lighting designers use a variety of low voltage outdoor lighting solutions to illuminate a landscape. Being green-friendly and focused on sustainability, we use LED lighting fixtures as they’re energy efficient, provide warm white light and come in many designs.  New low voltage lighting transformers have the technology to offer zoning features, colored lights and easier control capability.  We can even connect everything to your home automation system or smart phone.

Add beauty, value, security and functionality

  1. Layer lighting. Just as we use a variety of layers and textures with your landscape design, our lighting designers suggest combining low lights, spotlights, overhead lights and water feature lighting. This layering effect will add visual interest and bring your landscape alive at night.
  2. Illuminate pathways and stairs. Lighting pathways and stairs help create a point of interest in your landscape and improve safety after dark. If you’re considering adding a patio or pathway to your landscape, it’s smart to take outdoor lighting into consideration at the beginning to create a seamless look.
  3. Add overhead lighting. Create a magical outdoor space by moon lighting or uplighting. Our designers can help you choose a lighting solution that will compliment your unique outdoor space and enhance outdoor ambiance and entertaining.

Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to learn how we can enhance your landscape with lighting and design outdoor entertaining spaces that can be enjoyed long after the sun goes down.

Holiday Lighting to Brighten Up the Season

The days are getting shorter and with holidays just around the corner, it’s already time to start thinking about adding festive holiday lighting to your landscape. Here are some suggestions:

 

Get started early.

Being proactive with your holiday lighting will ensure that your home and landscape offers a welcoming glow to visiting family and friends. Now is the time to line up a professional designer or installer so that you can stay ahead of the seasonal rush and leave time for the other busy aspects of the holiday season.

 

Safety comes first.

Some intrepid homeowners may enjoy the annual ritual of risking life and limb to hang their own holiday lighting, but for the rest of us it’s best to leave that to the pros. Engage installers with experience in exterior illumination, a good understanding of the dangers of working with electricity and proven safety procedures for working on roofs, tall ladders and in trees.

Experienced and reputable professionals

The Lifescape team offers years of experience in handling large-scale holiday lighting projects. Our professionals have established safety practices and work year round installing exterior lighting and working with tall trees, so when the holidays come, we’re always ready to go. We even install the holiday lights at the Governor’s Mansion – including the famous Millennial Tree!

 

Use high quality low voltage LED lighting.

Lifescape is a Sustainable Landscape Charter Partner with the Association of Landscape Contractors of Colorado, and the use of LED low voltage lighting is part of our commitment to being a green-friendly company. High quality LED systems are safer to install and maintain, use less energy and are more cost-effective for homeowners in the long term.

 

Contact Lifescape today to learn how we can help you brighten up the season with holiday lighting.