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5280 Lunch & Learn








We are happy to announce that Lifescape and 5280 magazine teamed up to host a Lunch and Learn here at our Lifescape office. 5280 Home Editor-At-Large Cheryl Meyers moderated a panel featuring 6 PR experts who answered questions ranging from why PR is important to best practices when pitching media.

It was our pleasure to be able to get professionals in the design industry together and learn about something that can help our businesses grow. Thank you to all who were in attendance.

Thank You, From Lifescape


Colorado’s winter weather always brings everyone indoors to celebrate the holidays with family. We at Lifescape consider our employees to be family and we are thankful for all of them and the amazing work we accomplished together this year.



Together, as a family, we left our old offices and moved into a new space that we are all thankful for. See for yourself by stopping by our new location slightly south off of Platte River Drive or contact us at 303.831.8310 and speak with one of our landscape design experts. You’ll be thankful you did.

Lifescape’s Dan DeGrush Wins CARE Award

Dan DeGrush right and John Buchanan with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.

Lifescape’s Dan DeGrush (right) and John Buchanan (middle) with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.

We at Lifescape Colorado are proud to announce that our Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush recently won a CARE Award for Landscape Remodel.

The 19th annual CARE Awards (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) were presented on September 19 by the Custom Builder & Remodeler Council (CBRC) of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver.

This year’s Gala event was held at The Dome at AMG in Greenwood Village, recognizing exemplary remodeling work throughout the area with 50 winners in a variety of categories. The CARE Awards are open to all and judged blind by local volunteers to ensure fair competition.

DeGrush was awarded his gold medal for work with the Colorado Design Consortium, five design industry professionals including Lifescape’s owner Michael Hupf who use their extensive collective knowledge to provide for their luxury residential clients.

We’re proud of Dan’s success, showcasing our company culture of creating a beautiful landscape with an emphasis on sustainability. You can see for yourself by dropping by our new offices, slightly south of Platte River Drive or contact us at 303.831.8310 and schedule a time to sit down with one of our experts.

Lifescape Remodeling Project – The Before

When it comes to creating water-wise landscapes built to handle the semi-arid Denver climate, the design and construction team at Lifescape are the best. Now you can follow along as they revive the landscape and entrance area at their new office.

Lifescape - Office Landscape Remodel I

Formerly a church with a large open area, the renovation will showcase a variety of modern hardscape and interesting plant combinations on display for all to see.

Lifescape - Office Landscape Remodel III


The experts at Lifescape will be working within the restraints of the existing retaining wall system to freshen up and modernize this unkempt entry. Be sure to check back here to watch as our team turns this space into something amazing!

Lifescape - Office Landscape Remodel II

Amazing Trees for Colorado

There’s something special about the natural beauty you wake up to everyday here in Colorado. Therefore, there must be something special about the trees that truly thrive here. Here are some examples of trees that will make your landscape even more amazing.

Source: Fourth Grade Foresters USA

Source: Fourth Grade Foresters USA

Austrian Pine – Planted as part of the nation’s great Dust Bowl Shelterbelt project, it has thrived in some of the worst climate and soil conditions. These large evergreens grow in an oval shape, are great for screening and can provide nesting sites and shelter for owls.

King Winter Hawthorn

Source: Wandsnider Landscape Architects


Winter King Hawthorn – This small- to medium-sized ornamental is truly a four-season tree. It produces showy fruits in the fall and winter, flowers in the spring and a clean summer foliage. Growing best in full to partial sun and well-drained soil, it can adapt to poor soil, heat and drought; making it ideal for our semiarid climate.

Source: The Hilltop

Source: The Hilltop

Gambel Oak – One of the state’s major tree species also known as the Rocky Mountain white oak, it thrives in open areas of low precipitation where subfreezing temperatures do not last year long. Rising up to as much as 15 feet in elevations over 4,000 feet, it’s an important food source for deer, livestock and squirrels, who store the acorns for winter.

Source: Landscape Alaska

Source: Landscape Alaska

Japanese Tree Lilac – With a beauty that also produces a lovely fragrance, this small flowering ornamental tree shines as a single or multi-stem with clusters of white flowers on a naturally attractive shape with a reddish bark. Thriving in any well-drained soil, it seldom suffers from insect or disease concerns.

Source: TreeRemoval

Source: TreeRemoval

Kentucky Coffeetree – It has extreme drought tolerance and grows in just about any soil with a spreading canopy that can shield gardens from direct sunlight. It’s not very attractive before reaching full height, but then serves as a great shade tree adding visual interest to your yard.