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Organic Gardening Tips & Tricks

Organic Gardening Tips & Tricks

A cornerstone of sustainable landscaping in Colorado is making the commitment to organic gardening practices. This involves eliminating chemicals, amending soil naturally and being patient as you learn what works and what doesn’t. The following gardening tips and tricks shed light on what organic gardening is and the techniques you can apply to your backyard landscape. Cleanse…

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Landscaping Ideas with Recycled Materials

Landscaping Ideas with Recycled Materials

If you’re looking for creative and sustainable ways to enhance your Colorado landscape, look around your home, garage and neighborhood to see if there are materials, furnishings, or cast-off items that can be cleverly re-purposed. The following backyard landscaping ideas demonstrate how one person’s cast-offs can be creatively transformed for your garden design. Planters Plants…

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Romantic Garden Designs

Romantic Garden Designs

Colorado garden designs can be used to create a romantic landscape. Using a combination of location, privacy, hardscaping, landscape features and lighting, you can have an outdoor room that works equally well for candlelit dinners, tea with a friend, or a quiet spot to retreat from the world. Here are five tips for incorporating a…

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Panchito Manzanita

Panchito Manzanita

Panchito Manzanita (Arctostaphylos coloradoensis) is a Colorado gardener’s dream plant. It’s evergreen, low-growing, and thrives in our dry climate. And an added bonus is that it’s a Colorado native plant, originating in the Uncompahgre Plateau near Grand Junction. Panchito Manzanita is a natural hybrid of two other native plant species, Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) and Greenleaf…

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Spanish Gold Broom

Spanish Gold Broom

Winter is the season for planning landscape changes and garden additions for the upcoming year. Here at Lifescape Colorado, we encourage clients to grow native plants for a hardy and successful landscape. Native plants are able to withstand hot, dry winters and freezing, cold winters without a struggle. They are also less maintenance-intensive than their non-native…

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A Colorado Gardener’s January Checklist

A Colorado Gardener’s January Checklist

If you haven’t already done so, finish checking off the items from our December gardener’s checklist. Then, use this lull between holiday weeks to organize your January checklist, so you’ll be prepared once the New Year’s festivities have ended. Here are some Colorado gardening tips for your January checklist. Water your plants. There are two…

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5 Edible Plants of Colorado

5 Edible Plants of Colorado

The simple act of driving to a grocery store and choosing luscious red tomatoes (native to Central and South America) or sweet, tangy oranges (originally from southeast Asia) is a luxury we take for granted. Even so, we’re fortunate to live in a climate that supports a host of edible plants. The following are examples…

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A Colorado Gardener’s December Checklist

A Colorado Gardener’s December Checklist

For many in Colorado, December’s cold weather offers a great excuse to huddle indoors next to a warm fireplace. However, for the Colorado gardener, December is also the time for specific garden and landscaping tasks. Here is the checklist for making the most of your landscape during this festive, yet chilly month. Repair hardscape features…

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Foliage Fun: Adding Texture to Your Garden

Foliage Fun: Adding Texture to Your Garden

Think of your garden like a bouquet. If you want to achieve a distinct and dynamic design, you’ll want to combine various colors, shapes, heights and textures into a harmonious arrangement. Becoming familiar with different types of foliage textures can help you learn how to best arrange plant varieties to achieve a beautiful garden design…

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Project Spotlight: Cherry Hill

Project Spotlight: Cherry Hill

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…

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