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Plan now for Spring Color!

Plan now for Spring Color!

Fall is the perfect time to begin preparing your garden for the spring and Lifescape is here to help. In order to create a garden that will be filled with color throughout the spring, there are important steps needing to be taken before the ground freezes. Hardy flowering bulbs need to be planted at just…

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Create a Fall Landscape that Thrives in Colorado

Create a Fall Landscape that Thrives in Colorado

September is officially here, and the temperatures in Colorado are beginning to drop. Don’t let the change in seasons fool you into thinking that gardening and growing season is over, though. In fact, this is the ideal time to plant many perennials and shrubs in your fall landscape. Which Types of Plants Should You Consider…

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Amazing Trees for Colorado

Amazing Trees for Colorado

There’s something special about the natural beauty you wake up to everyday here in Colorado. Therefore, there must be something special about the trees that truly thrive here. Here are some examples of trees that will make your landscape even more amazing. Austrian Pine – Planted as part of the nation’s great Dust Bowl Shelterbelt…

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Gorgeous, Low Maintenance Plants Great for Xeriscapes

Gorgeous, Low Maintenance Plants Great for Xeriscapes

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado are a breeding ground for gorgeous, low maintenance plants ideal for Xeriscapes. There are so many wonderful varieties to choose from with colors, textures, and forms you can endlessly feast your eyes on. What is Xeriscaping? Xeriscapes are landscapes centered around low maintenance plants, which are tolerant in droughts and…

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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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The Importance of Native Trees and Shrubs

The Importance of Native Trees and Shrubs

The most beautiful and sustainable gardens always feature a variety of trees and shrubs. These plants play an important role in enhancing both a landscape’s aesthetic appeal, as well as the health of its surrounding ecosystem. Here are some special benefits of planting varieties that are well adapted to our climate. Stop soil erosion. Tree and shrub roots help keep soil in…

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Popular Plants to Grow in October

Popular Plants to Grow in October

October brings chillier weather to Colorado, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy a colorful garden. Many plants offer beautiful fall interest and can thrive well in our climate all year long. Here are five to consider growing in your garden this October. Compact White Fir: The compact white fir’s (Abies concolor ‘Candicans’) silver needles can provide an interesting contrast to…

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Wavyleaf Oak

Wavyleaf Oak

There are roughly 400 species of oak tree (Quercus), all of which are native to the Northern Hemisphere. Oak trees are revered for their lush foliage, their ability to adapt to severe soil and climate conditions and their stalwart personalities. It’s impossible to live with oaks and not fall in love with their beauty. While…

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Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots

If you’re seeking a pretty flowering plant that grows well in our Colorado landscape, we recommend introducing the Alpine Forget-Me-Not to your landscape. This small, but vibrant perennial is a Colorado native, which means it’s well suited to our climate and growing conditions. This plant also provides much-loved aesthetic appeal with its true blue blossoms. Let Alpine Forget-Me-Nots Bring…

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Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

If you’ve spent any amount of time gazing at our beautiful Colorado landscape, no doubt you’ve noticed a couple fiery spots of color dotting the hillsides and valleys from March through September. If so, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted stands of Indian paintbrush (Castilleja ssp). Upon closer examination, the Indian paintbrush is a small to…

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