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.
Before making proclamations and promises for the New Year, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the highlights from an amazing 2016.
Lifescape has been recognized as a high-touch landscape architecture, construction, and maintenance company and this past year marked 40 years of crafting a reputation for creative and sustainable designs, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial projects.
The company’s success created growth, so much so that the location in the Rhino district became too small to house all our departments. After an exhaustive search, and renovations to our new location , we opened our new offices slightly south off of Platte River Drive.
Dan DeGrush right and John Buchanan with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.
In March, Brant Zirker was named this year’s Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) ELITE awards company MVP for constantly going above and beyond the call of duty for each and every client. Six months later at the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence (CARE) Awards, landscape architect Dan DeGrush was awarded a gold medal for his work with the Colorado Design Consortium.
In June, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine gave Home of the Year Honors to our work on nearly 8,000 square feet of outdoor deck and patio space at a Pikes Peak property. Four months later at LANDSCAPES, the signature event for National Association of Landscape Professionals, Lifescape won a Grand National Award for our work on the Polo Club Villa project.
We would love to share the secrets to our success with you. For more information about creating something special for 2017, contact us today at 303.831.8310 or stop by our new location.
Winter Rose by Dave Shea
Landscape Winter Watering Tips
Similar to sipping hot chocolate while watching Colorado’s winter weather through a window, the plants and shrubs within your landscape need moisture to survive the cold months.
The semi-arid climate typically produces mild and dry winters with humidity levels ranging from 9% to 13%. It takes 12 inches of snow to equate just an inch of water, so you can’t count on natural precipitation to keep your plants alive.
In fact, it’s extremely necessary to properly water your landscape to ensure plants grow healthy. Use these tips for colorful blooms pop up come springtime.
- Newly planted vegetation needs supplemental water to stay alive. While they may seem healthy with no water or moisture, these same plants will typically wilt or die come the next spring.
- Most trees should get ten gallons per inch of trunk diameter, but be sure to take account the amount of precipitation. For young trees and evergreens, water them twice a month.
- The most important plants to keep watered are plants that keep their leaves all year (broadleaf evergreens) because they perspire water through those leaves.
- When the temperature is above 45 degrees, plants will translocate water from their roots to the atmosphere.
- Use a watering can or your standard garden hose, but be sure to winterize it immediately after use by disconnecting the hose.
For help with maintaining your landscape, contact us today!
Adopt a Family Donating To Denver Rescue Mission
For more than a century, the Denver Rescue Mission (DRM) has changed the lives of people, working towards a goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.
For the past four years, Lifescape has proudly joined this noble effort by taking part in the DRM’s “Adopt a Family” holiday program. We’ll be providing gifts like clothing, household goods and toys for our chosen family.
It’s an honor to have the ability to give back to our community this way, bringing happiness to those in need during the holiday season. We challenge ourselves as a company, splitting into teams and attempting to gather the most donations.
DRM is at a maximum capacity for sponsors, but we encourage you to help out our family or another family with a donation. Be thankful, grateful and good to each other during this holiday season!
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.