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Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Growing native plants in your Colorado garden not only adds color to your landscape design, but also benefits and contributes to the biodiversity of our beautiful state. While landscaping with a native shrub seems like a small way to aid the environment, other projects that do not include these wonderful plants can harm biodiversity. Shrubs…

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Landscape Design Solutions for Colorado: Terraces

Landscape Design Solutions for Colorado: Terraces

The natural landscape of Colorado can prove to be a challenge when developing a landscape design. The slopes of various degrees and gentle hills call for meticulous planning in order to create a design that wows. But rather than grade the slopes and hills down, we’re often able to use these to our advantage by…

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Don’t Forget the Trees!

Don’t Forget the Trees!

It is very possible to achieve a gorgeous landscape that will retain its beauty even during drought conditions. But it’s easy to get caught up in the appearance of flowers, grass, shrubs, and other plants during dry conditions that we forget an equally important part of the equation… trees. Trees offer a number of benefits…

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Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces with Landscape Lighting

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces with Landscape Lighting

The outdoor entertaining season is right around the corner. Soon we will be able to enjoy beautiful evenings at home with friends and family dining and lingering outdoors long after the sun goes down. With that in mind, now’s the perfect time to take a look at your outdoor living spaces. Could they use a…

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Water Smart Landscaping Strategies

Water Smart Landscaping Strategies

Due to the worsening drought conditions in the Denver area, water conservation has been the hot topic. But in addition to being water conscious, there are other ways to create a more drought-tolerant landscape. Landscapes can actually be strategically designed to withstand extra-dry conditions. The benefits of strategically designed landscapes go far beyond saving water, too….

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Early Spring Maintenance Tips for Denver Landscapes

Early Spring Maintenance Tips for Denver Landscapes

With a new season upon us, we know many of you are looking to make a few updates to refresh your landscapes and garden areas. But before you can start sprucing up for spring, there is a little bit of “housekeeping” that must be taken care of. The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado recently shared…

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It’s Time to Schedule Spring Irrigation Turn-Ons

It’s Time to Schedule Spring Irrigation Turn-Ons

As spring approaches, it’s time to start planning for your spring irrigation turn-on. We usually start scheduling turn-ons to begin at the end of March and wrap them up toward the end of April, so now’s the time to call Lifescape to schedule a time for one of our professionals to come turn your irrigation…

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Conserve While Watering Your Landscape With a Smart Controller

How is your lawn looking lately? Does it look lush and healthy, or does it seem to be a little more parched than normal? As we previously discussed, the drier than average winter has contributed to the Denver area being classified as “abnormally dry” for this point of the year. With the lack of snowfall…

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Water Conservation Tips as the Colorado Drought Continues

Water Conservation Tips as the Colorado Drought Continues

The winter brought very little snowfall to the Denver area, and if the predictions of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for spring turn out to be true, the drought situation is likely to worsen over the next few months, National Geographic reports. The Denver region is currently listed as being in an “abnormally dry” state….

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Featured Plant: Russian Hawthorne Tree

Featured Plant: Russian Hawthorne Tree

For your Colorado landscape to be successful, it’s important to select plants that are as rugged and hearty as our geography. If you’re looking for a tree that does well in our varied climate and high altitude, turn your attention towards the beautiful Russian Hawthorne Tree (Crataegus ambigua). You don’t have to take our word…

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