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Coral Bells

Coral Bells

Today, we’d like to introduce a plant that’s beautiful, easy to grow, can survive hot dry summers, as well as cold snowy winters and isn’t too particular about its watering needs. It might sound too good to be true, but Coral Bells (Heuchera ssp.) are a beautiful addition to any landscape. These perennials are a prime…

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Blue Avena Grass

Blue Avena Grass

Are you looking for a beautiful plant to add to your landscape design? If so, we at Lifescape Colorado recommend Blue Avena Grass, also called Blue Oat Grass. If you get started now, this gorgeous plant can be established just in time to benefit from its midsummer seed-out. This occurs when groups of tan seed heads…

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Delectable Super Foods to Grow in Your Colorado Garden

Delectable Super Foods to Grow in Your Colorado Garden

Super foods are not only loaded with vitamins and minerals, but they also contain disease-fighting and immune-boosting properties for all of your nutritional needs. Luckily, many super foods can be grown right here in your own Colorado vegetable garden, including asparagus, sweet potatoes, beets and pumpkins. You can enjoy the following super foods in the…

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Prairie Coneflower

Prairie Coneflower

The Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida ssp.) is one of our favorite water-wise perennial flowering plants this year. This cheerful, pollinator-friendly bloom is native to prairies and western states, making it a great native plant for your Colorado landscape. The Prairie Coneflower can be planted as a part of your wildflower garden or added in the background of…

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Protect Your Colorado Garden From Drought Conditions

Protect Your Colorado Garden From Drought Conditions

Since much of the western U.S. experiences serious drought conditions, it’s important to remember how to protect our gardens from drought. Here at Lifescape Colorado, we always advocate water-wise landscaping to yield a healthy and vibrant landscape year-round. These five tips will help you protect your Colorado garden from drought conditions, so you can enjoy…

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Nutrient Storehouse: 5 Great Reasons to Compost

Nutrient Storehouse: 5 Great Reasons to Compost

If you’re a fan of the environment and efficiency, you’ll love composting. Compost is a nutrient storehouse created by recycled food and other organic biodegradable matter. Healthy compost can feed landscape and garden beds all season long. Plus, it also increases soil water-retention, which is one of the tenets of water-wise landscaping in Colorado. Can you…

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Colorful Annuals for Spring Container Gardens

Colorful Annuals for Spring Container Gardens

There are so many reasons to incorporate container gardens into your Colorado landscape. Hanging or grounded, these gardens provide seasonal color to walkways, porches and patios. Plus, you can plant slightly off-season, since containers can be moved inside or under cover to avoid damage from late spring frosts or storms. While containers can be planted…

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The Environmental Benefits of Eco-Friendly Xeriscaping

The Environmental Benefits of Eco-Friendly Xeriscaping

Many people mistakenly believe that a xeriscape, or drought-resistant, landscape means sacrificing greenery and color for a bland and dry garden. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Lifescape Colorado provides xeriscape services in Colorado that yield colorful landscapes with year-round interest. Best of all, this eco-friendly choice conserves water, which is very critical in…

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Easy Steps to a More Water-Wise Garden

Easy Steps to a More Water-Wise Garden

Here in Colorado, we’re no strangers to drought and water restrictions, and this is why water conservation is important to many gardeners. During the driest, hottest seasons, a beautiful garden may seem impossible to achieve, but this is not true. A few smart changes can make your garden both water-wise and beautiful. Replace the Lawn…

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Prairie Winecups

Prairie Winecups

Native perennials hold a position of honor in many Colorado landscapes, and at Lifescape Colorado, we encourage you to add these hardy plants for their beauty and drought tolerance. Callirhoe involucrata, commonly known as Prairie Winecups is one of our favorites. Here’s what you should know about this attractive flower. Prairie Winecups boasts dark green…

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