The gorgeous weather that we experience in Colorado this time of year provides the perfect opportunity to improve your home’s curb appeal. Our team of design professionals at Lifescape Colorado will help you to create a setting in your front yard that passersby won’t be able to help but stop and admire.
Here are our landscaping suggestions to enhance your home’s curb appeal:
Plant a pristine foundation planting and prune.
After a bountiful season of growth in the summer, many of the plantings in your landscape have become overgrown, especially shrubs against the house. Proper pruning can make a significant difference in your property’s exterior appearance. Having a landscape professional remove limbs from shade trees will make your house visible and train your trees, plants, and shrubs at a young age to grow accordingly.
Add colorful planting highlights near the walkway.
Opt for species of perennials that will provide pops of color at your feet, such as penstemons, daylilies or salvia. Don’t forget to plant flower pots by the front entry.
Don’t neglect your lawn.
Our maintenance team will help keep your lawn weed-free and will mow with a clean edge, which will give your landscape a tidy appearance.
Replace cracked concrete with pavers.
Allow us to improve the appearance of your walkway and patio by replacing old concrete with long-lasting pavers. Porous, permeable pavers are aesthetically-pleasing and add function to your landscape as they’re durable and replenish the water table.
Incorporate landscape lighting.
Landscape lighting will illuminate walkways throughout your landscape to improve safety. You can also use landscape lighting to accent plants and points of interest in your yard.
Engaging a professional to make these enhancements to your landscape in Colorado will improve your home’s curb appeal and property value. Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to learn how we can help you to maximize your home’s curb appeal while you enjoy the benefits.
While grass, trees, and outdoor fixtures are some components of a landscape, shrubs are often the key players. These small to medium-sized plants are some of the first things that you’ll notice about a landscape and serve as the foundation. Therefore, it’s critical that you give careful consideration to the shrubs that you choose from your yard.
Here are several shrubs that will make a statement and work well in our Colorado landscape:
Dark Knight Spirea
Although we’re approaching the end of the summer, incorporating this low-maintenance shrub into your garden will allow you to experience blooms late into the season. This stunning plant is known for its dark green leaves and deep blue flowers. Bees are attracted to this shrub, which helps to pollinate your garden.
Korean Spice Viburnum
This shrub keeps on giving year-round with its gray-green leaves that turn into a beautiful bronze color in the fall. In the spring, pinkish-red buds bloom into clusters of white flowers. Even though this shrub stands six feet tall on average, it’s still smaller than most viburnums. This shrub also puts off a delicious fragrance, which will make you want to spend more time in your yard.
Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush
Source: David Winger
The Colorado landscape is dry throughout much of the year, which makes Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush a smart choice for your yard. This shrub requires little water and flowers throughout the summer. Towards the end of summer, Dwarf Blue Rabbit brush is recognizable for its golden-yellow flower clusters that cover the shrub.
If you’re looking for a low-growing shrub, consider the Kelsey Dogwood. This shrub offers a rich green foliage during the summer months that changes into a brilliant red color in the fall. The Kelsey Dogwood is aesthetically-pleasing even in the winter with its bark. Use this shrub as a ground cover, border, or foundation plant for your garden.
Source: Australis Plants
Waxflower is native to our Colorado landscape as it grows well in rocky soil with partial shade. This shrub requires more water than some of the others that we’ve mentioned, and it’s essential that the soil has excellent drainage. Waxflower is very fragrant and is known for its clusters of white, waxy flowers that turn orange and pink in the fall.
Allow our team of seasoned professionals help you to choose the best shrubs for your landscape.
Contact us at Lifescape to make your dream yard a reality.
Lifescape is proud to announce that our very own LeAnn Ostheimer was named one of the Five Under 40 Design Stars for the Class of 2017 by Colorado Homes and Lifestyle Magazine.
LeAnn serves as Director of Design and Marketing at Lifescape and has been a valuable member of our team since 2006. The Colorado native studied landscape horticulture and design at Colorado State University and has had a passion for landscape architecture since she was a young girl growing up on a dairy and crop farm east of Fort Collins.
If you look at her portfolio, you’ll see that LeAnn has completed a diverse range of residential projects, from modern gardens to a miniature replica of the Gardens of Versailles. What she enjoys most about her job is that no two clients want the same thing, and each project that she takes on is an opportunity to prove to herself that she can achieve her client’s vision.
Please join us in congratulating LeAnn for this outstanding recognition, and contact us at Lifescape to learn more about our team of experienced professionals.
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.
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.