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Preparing for Ice Melt Season in Colorado

Preparing for Ice Melt Season in Colorado

Ice melt season is exciting because it signals the return of spring and sunshine. However, the combination of warm days and freezing nights requires a certain level of diligence to keep walkways and drives free of slippery ice. Unfortunately, most ice-melt products contain some form of salt, and the accumulated runoff from these products can be…

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Succulent Container Garden Designs

Succulent Container Garden Designs

Colorado container gardens can add color and character to your landscape. They’re also the perfect venue for displaying unique and captivating succulents. While large containers can be a focal point on their own, smaller containers can be moved around at your whim, or brought indoors during the winter to preserve less hardy plants. Designing your…

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Eclectic Outdoor Garden Styles

Eclectic Outdoor Garden Styles

There’s no cardinal rule of landscaping that says you can’t mix design styles. In fact, two of the most well-known early-20th century garden designers, architect Edwin Lutyens and plantswoman Gertrude Jekyll, were known for doing just that. Lutyens designed hardscapes and used Jekyll’s intuitive ability to choose plants that would create a unique and special…

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Bold Container Garden Designs

Bold Container Garden Designs

Bold container gardening is a simple way to impact your landscape design. Containers can fill a small garden space with a variety of blooms. And if you rent your home, you’ll have a fully landscaped yard that can move with you to your next home. Containers can be as permanent or as transient as you…

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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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Light Up Your Landscape This Winter

Light Up Your Landscape This Winter

Landscape lighting provides a myriad of benefits, ranging from safety to aesthetics. During chilly months, landscape lighting can also help fight winter doldrums, creating a comforting, ambient glow around your landscape. With a few simple modifications, our Lifescape Colorado landscape lighting services can provide energy-efficient lighting solutions to enhance safety and prevent ice slippage. Artistic…

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Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Increasing environmental awareness and heightened attention regarding the benefits of xeriscaping is important in maintaining a water-wise landscape. Lifescape Colorado has always put an emphasis on sustainable landscaping in Colorado to preserve both our local habitats and the planet. A xeriscape, or water-wise landscape, uses sound planning, conscientious irrigation and native plants that can survive dry seasons…

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Add Holiday Cheer to Winter Container Gardens

Add Holiday Cheer to Winter Container Gardens

Your home isn’t the only place to add holiday cheer this year. There are plenty of ways for you to create a festive atmosphere by adding holiday colors to your Colorado container gardens. From dogwood branches, to vibrant mosses and ornamental twigs, your containers can add visual interest all winter long. We’ve put together a…

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Protect Your Winter Garden from Frost

Protect Your Winter Garden from Frost

The first frost of the season can be devastating for a backyard gardener, as you bid favorite plants a final farewell. The following Denver landscape maintenance tips can protect your winter garden from the ravages of frost. Go native. One of the most proactive things you can do to protect your landscape from a killer…

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