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Happy Thanksgiving from the Lifescape Colorado Team

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from our team at Lifescape Colorado! We’re incredibly grateful that you’ve entrusted our professionals for more than 40 years for your landscape design, construction, and maintenance needs. Our business wouldn’t be a success without our loyal clients, and we want you to know that we genuinely appreciate your business.

In honor of Thanksgiving, we hope you’ll take the time today to appreciate the beauty that the breathtaking Colorado landscapes have to offer. Whether you cozy up with loved ones by your outdoor fireplace or enjoy a game of football in the yard, we hope you enjoy your outdoor spaces and the opportunities for fun and relaxation they provide. Life moves pretty fast, and moments spent with family and friends will be the memories that you’ll cherish for years to come!

Add some seasonal splash with colorful Holiday containers

Just because the cooler temperatures are rolling in doesn’t mean that you have to abandon beautiful colors and points of interest throughout your home and landscape. Colorful and festive holiday containers can bring a splash of cheer to porches, outdoor living areas and landscapes. Here are some ideas:

Fall themes and autumn colors. It’s not too late!

The talented designers at Lifescape create beautifully rich containers with natural autumn décor featuring ornamental grasses, cornstalks, pumpkins – even branch clippings from your landscape to add texture and give your container design longer life. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s not too late to get your fall containers in before friends and family arrive!

Festive holiday greenery and décor.

 

Celebrate the season with evergreen colors and textures, vibrant bright reds of winterberry holly or redtwig dogwood branches, and layered clippings of pine, cedar, and spruce. The Lifescape design team works with clippings of eucalyptus or willow for welcomed hues of blue and silver that add variety and interest to your holiday display.

Beautiful holiday containers add style and sparkle to your landscape throughout the holiday season.

Contact us at Lifescape Colorado to learn how we can create the perfect holiday containers for your landscape.

Plan Now for a Colorful Spring Landscape

Although we’re currently in the thick of fall, now is the ideal time to start planning for your spring landscape. By working with a landscape professional now, you can plan for beautiful color, proactively make changes and add hardscapes, outdoor living or other features to enhance your outdoor space.

Here are some ways that the Lifescape team will help you plan a beautiful spring landscape:

1. Plant bulbs.

   

Fall is the ideal time to plant bulbs. Bulbs must be planted before the ground freezes but in time to go through the chilling process that is necessary for them to bloom properly in spring. A Lifescape expert will help you determine the best varieties to plant and the optimal locations in your landscape for tulips, daffodils, and other colorful spring flowers to provide maximum impact.

2. Incorporate hardscapes.

Hardscapes are an attractive way to highlight flower beds, walkways and walls. The fall is a great time to replace cracked concrete drives, walkways and patios with permeable interlocking pavers that allow for the movement of rainwater through the surface. Our talented designers can help you incorporate hardscapes into your landscape, enhancing your home’s year-round curb appeal.

3. Plant trees and shrubs.

Adding trees and shrubs to your landscape will provide shade, beauty and wind protection for your outdoor living space. Planting in the fall before the ground freezes will allow them to establish root systems and be better prepared for beautiful spring growth.

 

4. Avoid the spring rush.

Many homeowners choose to wait until spring to make enhancements to their landscape. This, along with the natural cycle of growth makes spring the busiest time of year for landscapers. Avoid the spring rush by scheduling projects in the fall while our Team has more availability and can complete your landscape upgrade quickly.

Enjoy the colorful spring garden that you’ve always wanted. Contact Lifescape now to make the most of our beautiful fall weather.

Small Spaces, Big Plans

Small Spaces

The area around your home is important, regardless of the size. In fact, some of the best outdoor living areas can be created in small spaces. Just be sure to keep a few things in mind:

 

Plan to Your Particulars – The space you have is ideal for anything you have in mind, so long as you design to scale and make the best use of the area. This could include using creative illusions to trick the eye into seeing a bigger space.

Small Spaces

 

 

Pick the Right Plants – Our landscape experts can help you choose the perfect plants; to add texture, variety, color with plantings and to make sure they do not overwhelm the area.

 

 

 

 

 Small Spaces

Color is Key – Bright colors can grab the eye, bringing the space alive while allowing for the rest of the landscape to recede in the background and divide the space.

Create a Zone – Hedges can section off an area with surprises around each corner or circular seating around a fire pit can produce destination points within your backyard.

 

 

Small Spaces

 

 

Use the Height – Make use of the vertical space with dwarf varieties of shrubs and trees that grow up instead of out. You can also incorporate a vertical garden to fill a bare fence or a blank wall.

 

 

 

The landscape experts at Lifescape can help you create, build and maintain your landscape. Call 303.831.8310 and set up your consultation today.

Looking Back at 2016

Before making proclamations and promises for the New Year, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the highlights from an amazing 2016.

Lifescape Anniversary

A celebration 40 years in the making

Lifescape has been recognized as a high-touch landscape architecture, construction, and maintenance company and this past year marked 40 years of crafting a reputation for creative and sustainable designs, installation, and maintenance for residential and commercial projects.

A new location!

The company’s success created growth, so much so that the location in the Rhino district became too small to house all our departments. After an exhaustive search, and renovations to our new location , we opened our new offices slightly south off of Platte River Drive.

Dan DeGrush right and John Buchanan with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.

Dan DeGrush right and John Buchanan with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.

Individual Accolades

In March, Brant Zirker was named this year’s Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) ELITE awards company MVP for constantly going above and beyond the call of duty for each and every client. Six months later at the Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence (CARE) Awards, landscape architect Dan DeGrush was awarded a gold medal for his work with the Colorado Design Consortium.

Lifescape Wins NALP Grand National Award LANDSCAPES

Company-wide Awards

In June, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine gave Home of the Year Honors to our work on nearly 8,000 square feet of outdoor deck and patio space at a Pikes Peak property. Four months later at LANDSCAPES, the signature event for National Association of Landscape Professionals, Lifescape won a Grand National Award for our work on the Polo Club Villa project.

We would love to share the secrets to our success with you. For more information about creating something special for 2017, contact us today at 303.831.8310 or stop by our new location.