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Cheerful Spring Container Gardening Designs & Ideas

Cheerful Spring Container Gardening Designs & Ideas

Are you itching to start your spring planting? We understand, but you’re rolling the dice this time of year since we’re still too far out from the official start of spring; future snow storms and freezes are a given. The good news is you can still put those green thumbs of yours to work by…

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Essential Tips for Incorporating Water Sounds Into Your Garden

Essential Tips for Incorporating Water Sounds Into Your Garden

A well-designed garden is a balancing act. You want to balance landscaping selections with water availability. You will balance color, plant heights, and seasonal interest. Hardscaping installations are balanced with plants to create focal points and functional spaces. In most cases, landscapers get so focused on the visual aspects of their garden that they forget…

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Top Native Flowers of Colorado

Top Native Flowers of Colorado

Any experienced Colorado gardener knows spring gardening is tricky business. We can have weeks – or even months – of mild weather, only to find ourselves buried in snow on Memorial Day weekend. Thus, spring planting requires planning for the right plants for your particular zone, and a backup plan for those times when winter drops back in for…

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Tips for Brightening & Sprucing Up Garden Pathways

Tips for Brightening & Sprucing Up Garden Pathways

Once the last snow melts and sunny days outnumber the cloudy ones, garden pathways can look a bit bedraggled. Often, our clients’ pathways need more sprucing up than their plant and flower beds do. Photo: Lifescape Colorado. via Houzz Tips for Updating Garden Paths and Walkways Whether you are doing a little post-winter maintenance and repair or…

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Inviting Front Yard Structures for a Welcoming Spring

Inviting Front Yard Structures for a Welcoming Spring

When you think of attractive landscape structures, odds are you envision gazebos, fountains, fireplaces and other hardscape designs found most typically in a backyard. Your front yard, however, may also be begging for a little structural attention and curb appeal. 5 Ideas For Creating a Gorgeous Front Yard This Spring Creating a gorgeous front yard…

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Geometric Designs Dazzle Your Landscape

Geometric Designs Dazzle Your Landscape

Geometric designs have been used in landscape designs for thousands of years. Greeks and Romans used boxwood hedges, which were manipulated into the shapes and arrangements they wanted, whether it be a manicured plant in the shape of an animal or part of an intricate labyrinth. Stone tiles were laid in perfectly executed diamonds, or linear…

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Garden Focal Points: Create Visual Interest in Your Yard

Garden Focal Points: Create Visual Interest in Your Yard

Ideally, landscape design is about creating focal points in gardens and yards. The hardscape and plant materials used are carefully selected and implemented in a way that takes visitors on a visual journey. A meandering path may lead to a quiet seating area or a water feature. Perhaps an arbor or pergola frames a carefully…

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Colorful Container Plants for Your Spring Garden

Colorful Container Plants for Your Spring Garden

Need some colorful garden fantasies to help while away these grayer winter days? Get out your scratch paper and begin sketching the plans for colorful container designs that will add instant color to your spring gardens. We love container gardens here at Lifescape Colorado; they’re beautiful, portable (helpful when late spring storms arise) and also…

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LED Lighting to High “Light” Your Garden & Landscape

LED Lighting to High “Light” Your Garden & Landscape

Energy-conscious homeowners have already made the switch to more efficient interior lighting sources but many are slow to follow suit with their exterior lights. LED lighting for gardens and landscapes is a cost-efficient and sustainable way to provide ample task and mood lighting while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. Add LED Lighting to “Light” Your Gardens…

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Creating Privacy with Foliage & Shrubs

Creating Privacy with Foliage & Shrubs

Fences and screens are typically the first options homeowners envision when it comes to creating privacy around and within their property. While fences can be an attractive option, they’re also expensive and an unsustainable solution for the long term. Foliage and shrubs, however, can provide desired privacy with the added benefits of shade, movement, scent,…

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