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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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An Overview of Seeds for Spring

An Overview of Seeds for Spring

Are you planting a fair amount of seeds this spring? If so, these Colorado gardening tips can help you order just the right type and amount of seeds you need to yield a luscious and interesting landscape all year long. Organize the seeds you have. Before you go too crazy with your seed catalogs or…

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Landscaping Ideas with Recycled Materials

Landscaping Ideas with Recycled Materials

If you’re looking for creative and sustainable ways to enhance your Colorado landscape, look around your home, garage and neighborhood to see if there are materials, furnishings, or cast-off items that can be cleverly re-purposed. The following backyard landscaping ideas demonstrate how one person’s cast-offs can be creatively transformed for your garden design. Planters Plants…

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5 Edible Plants of Colorado

5 Edible Plants of Colorado

The simple act of driving to a grocery store and choosing luscious red tomatoes (native to Central and South America) or sweet, tangy oranges (originally from southeast Asia) is a luxury we take for granted. Even so, we’re fortunate to live in a climate that supports a host of edible plants. The following are examples…

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Best Flowers for Fall Gardens

Best Flowers for Fall Gardens

If you’re beginning to mourn the flowers from your summer garden, why not turn your attention to flowers that can bloom throughout the fall months? While fall may not be the brightest season, there are a number of flowers that do quite well in our mountain climate. Combined with evergreens and landscape plants that boast…

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Adding Color to Artful Gardens

Adding Color to Artful Gardens

Anyone interested in Denver landscape design considers a barren yard the same way an artist views a blank canvas. Landscape designers use artistic principles when planning their visions — balance, texture, depth and color work to create a unique space so that something beautiful appears in every corner. The following are tips you can use…

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Consider Adding Firewise Plants in Your Landscape

Consider Adding Firewise Plants in Your Landscape

It’s been a rather dry winter and with warmer weather on the horizon, it’s a good time to consider adding some firewise plants to your landscape. These plants are a valuable addition primarily because they can help protect your home and property during fire season. In most cases, firewise plants are ones that retain a…

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The Knot Garden: Blending Geometric Design and Nature

The Knot Garden: Blending Geometric Design and Nature

There really is no limit to what you can do with a beautiful Colorado landscape. For example, the knot garden. Via Wikipedia,” A knot garden is a garden of very formal design in a square frame, consisting of a variety of aromatic plants and culinary herbs.” So if you love to cook with fresh herbs as well as enjoy the refreshing…

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Protect your Blooms from Widlife

Protect your Blooms from Widlife

If there is one thing that can be heartbreaking to a gardener, it’s coming outside to see a garden full of eaten plants. Living in the Denver area, you have to be careful about deer, rabbits, elk, and voles chowing down on your beautiful bulbs. However, there’s no need to breakout the hunting gear to keep your…

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A Flavorful Harvest

A Flavorful Harvest

Thanks to the hot summer this year, gardens all around Denver are thriving and even causing some crops to be harvested ahead of schedule. If you are unsure about what vegetables in your veggie garden can be harvested right now, take a look at some great tips from the ALCC that will help you to…

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