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How to Turn an Outdoor ‘Space’ into an Outdoor ‘Room’

Outdoor living is all about creating spaces where you can enjoy your beautiful landscape and the great outdoors in complete comfort. This means making sure your space not only has the necessary furniture and features but also the ambiance to create an inspiring and relaxing environment. Let’s explore some ways to turn an ordinary space into a beautiful outdoor room.


Take advantage of a corner. If you have a corner space, turn it into a cozy seating arrangement.

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Take cover. Whether you want to go all out with a full covered patio or you want to simply add a pergola or canopy, add some type of protection to escape the elements.

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Paint surrounding exterior walls. A warm, bright color on an exterior wall can add aesthetic value to outdoor living spaces while complementing greenery and plantings.

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Throw some fabrics into the mix. Soften up the space by laying down a rug, adding pillows, and hanging curtains.

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Let function drive the furniture selection. Make sure you have furniture for every occasion that you intend to use this space for. Don’t be afraid to use indoor furniture, especially if your outdoor living space is covered.

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Add a little pizzazz. Treat your outdoor living space just as you would an interior space by decorating it with interesting shapes, colors, and textures. Ectlectic hanging lanterns or sparkling string lights, for example, add a decorative element by day and ambiance by night.

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Need help achieving your dream outdoor living space for your Denver home? Call on the landscaping and outdoor living experts at Lifescape Associates in Denver at (303) 831-8310.

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 some very helpful tips to keep in mind for early spring. With these tips, your landscape will be in prime condition and ready to bloom and beautify as the weather warms up!

  • Prune Non-Flowering Trees – Drought conditions in the Denver area have caused trees to become brittle and more likely to snap. Pruning will help protect trees from breakage, especially under the weight of any late-season snows.
  • Apply Mulch – Mulch is especially important to use during droughts. When water usage is restricted, a good layer of mulch will help keep moisture in the soil so plants are not deprived of hydration.
  • Rake Leaves and Remove Fruit – March is the time to rake leaves if you didn’t do it in the fall, as well as remove old fruit from any fruit or deciduous trees.
  • Check for Browning – Inspect evergreen and deciduous tress for dead buds and prune as needed.
  • Make a Wish List – After you’ve finished your housekeeping, it’s time for the real fun to begin! Now’s the time to start thinking about your dream spring landscape. What colors do you want to showcase? What new features would you like to add? What would make your outdoor living spaces even more enjoyable?

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You can find additional seasonal tips on the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado website, as well as in the organization’s weekly email newsletters.

And of course, the professionals here at Lifescape can always help you dust off your landscapes from the long winter and help you plan for a bright and beautiful spring landscape. Visit our website to learn more about our landscaping services for the Denver area, or feel free to contact us at 303-831-8310.



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Can I do this with my Yard?

One thing that stops homeowners from achieving the yard of their dreams is thinking that their yard is too small or to rocky to have the certain landscape features they would like. Another reason is because they think what they want will be too expensive. Well Lifescape has great news for you! You can have the landscape you’ve always wanted! The options for landscaping are expanding with every passing year. Theses items range from practical and affordable to luxurious and over the top. But the size of your yard should not keep you from having what you desire. Many of these landscape features can still be incorporated into even the tiniest of yards.

For example, did you know that a landscape contractor can make an out-of-the-box fire pit look custom made? All that needs to be done is to create an expensive-looking finish that surrounds it. There are ways for you to have a beautiful landscape and stick to your budget.

Give Lifescape a call at 303-831-8310 if you want to know more about how you can get the landscape you want that is within your budget.





A Retreat in your Own Backyard

A vacation, we all love it. What better way to unwind than from a fabulous retreat that immerses you in the outdoors with a few luxurious pleasures? Well Lifescape Associates wants you to know you can have that everyday, right in your own backyard! Many homeowners don’t understand the outdoor living potential they have in their barren or average-looking backyard space. Hiring a landscape architect to look at the layout of your landscape and let you know the design potential of your landscape is just what you need to take your home environment to the next level.

Here is one example of a backyard retreat, that Lifescapes’ completed:


No need to hop on a plane when you have your own retreat right outside your back door. You can come home everyday to the perfect spot for rest and relaxation. Lifescape Associates can provide your landscape with luxurious features and concepts that will create the perfect back yard retreat for you and your family.  Contact a designer at Lifescape for more information. 303-831-8310

Luxe in the Landscape

Are you looking to upgrade your Denver or Boulder home landscape to add the look of luxury. A luxurious landscape is not only visually appealing, it also enhances your outdoor living experience. From water features (waterfalls, fountains and spouts) to fire ( fireplace and fire pit), to outdoor art (sculptures, statues and etc.), the look of luxe can incorporate a variety of different landscaping concepts.

Take a look at a landscaping project Lifescape Associates completed that has the look of luxe.

Are you ready for your Denver/Boulder area home landscape to enhance your outdoor lifestyle? Lifescape Associates can provide your landscape with luxurious features and concepts that will create the perfect back or front yard retreat for you and your family.  Contact a designer at Lifescape for more information. 303-831-8310