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.
The area around your home is important, regardless of the size. In fact, some of the best outdoor living areas can be created in small spaces. Just be sure to keep a few things in mind:
Plan to Your Particulars – The space you have is ideal for anything you have in mind, so long as you design to scale and make the best use of the area. This could include using creative illusions to trick the eye into seeing a bigger space.
Pick the Right Plants – Our landscape experts can help you choose the perfect plants; to add texture, variety, color with plantings and to make sure they do not overwhelm the area.
Color is Key – Bright colors can grab the eye, bringing the space alive while allowing for the rest of the landscape to recede in the background and divide the space.
Create a Zone – Hedges can section off an area with surprises around each corner or circular seating around a fire pit can produce destination points within your backyard.
Use the Height – Make use of the vertical space with dwarf varieties of shrubs and trees that grow up instead of out. You can also incorporate a vertical garden to fill a bare fence or a blank wall.
The landscape experts at Lifescape can help you create, build and maintain your landscape. Call 303.831.8310 and set up your consultation today.
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!