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Solve Water Runoff Issues with a Dry Creek Bed

Solve Water Runoff Issues with a Dry Creek Bed

Water runoff can be a problem in your landscape, but you don’t have to settle for a boring solution. You can create a realistic-looking dry creek bed with large rocks, stones, plants and more that will artistically funnel water runoff, making it look like a river. When beginning to design your dry creek bed, look…

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Plant Highlight: The Poppy Mallow Flatters Xeriscaped Lawns

Plant Highlight: The Poppy Mallow Flatters Xeriscaped Lawns

Xeriscaped or grass-free landscapes present some unique challenges when it comes to adding plants and features. You have to consider watering as well as design requirements. The poppy mallow flower, or winecup, is perfect for Xeriscaped lawns, as it provides color and texture while also being drought-tolerant. It is a purple flower with a white…

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Consider Elegantly Placed Vertical Gardens for Spring

Consider Elegantly Placed Vertical Gardens for Spring

Smaller yards are coming back in vogue due to people living in denser neighborhoods and desiring to minimize landscape maintenance. Let’s say you want to exercise your green thumb this spring, but you don’t have a lot of space. Consider vertical gardens to take advantage of unused space and give your landscape an elegant look. A…

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Maintain Landscapes Naturally & Efficiently with Greenscaping

Maintain Landscapes Naturally & Efficiently with Greenscaping

If you want your lawn to reflect your clean lifestyle, greenscaping is the way to go. Knowing where to start, however, is another matter entirely. Each year, American homeowners spend countless hours every year mowing, raking, clipping, and landscaping. Just by trying to keep our landscapes and property values up to par, we create an…

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Frigid Colorado Temps Wreak Havoc on Landscapes

Frigid Colorado Temps Wreak Havoc on Landscapes

The November snowstorm in Colorado was one of the most severe since the Halloween freeze of 1991.  In 1991, Denver saw a dip from a high of 71 degrees on October 27 to a record low of 7 degrees on October 29. In 2014, Denver went from 64 degrees on November 10 to a record low of -13 degrees…

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Design & Plan Your Landscape with Lifescape Colorado

Design & Plan Your Landscape with Lifescape Colorado

Lifescape is a comprehensive outdoor living solution. Our passionate and experienced team of professionals takes projects from conception to completion making sure every element and design decision aligns with the client’s wants and needs. Committed to the environment, every project is also carefully conducted to preserve resources and reduce carbon footprints. Here is how Lifescape approaches…

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Grow Brilliant Trees with Natural Mulch from the Yard

Grow Brilliant Trees with Natural Mulch from the Yard

If your aim is to achieve better tree health and form, mulching is one of the best practices you can adopt. What is Mulching? The act of mulching involves placing materials over the soil surface to help reduce water loss, prevent erosion, and reduce weeds. Mulched trees are healthier and more resistant, and you’ll end up…

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Top Plants & Flowers for Butterfly Gardening

Top Plants & Flowers for Butterfly Gardening

It’s hard to imagine a sunny garden scene without the ephemeral flutter of butterfly wings. In fact, it’s impossible. Without butterflies, which are very important pollinators, many of our favorite blooms would never grow in the first place. Introduce Plants and Flowers That Attract Butterflies & Other Pollinators The benefit of adding butterfly-friendly plants is…

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Spring Ready: Simple Garden Projects for Planting

Spring Ready: Simple Garden Projects for Planting

This time of year can feel like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride when it comes to the weather patterns in the Colorado Rockies. Warm, spring-like days that have gardener’s hands itching to get in the soil are followed by unexpected storms and freezing temperatures. In other words, your garden isn’t ready to be planted just yet….

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Cheerful Spring Container Gardening Designs & Ideas

Cheerful Spring Container Gardening Designs & Ideas

Are you itching to start your spring planting? We understand, but you’re rolling the dice this time of year since we’re still too far out from the official start of spring; future snow storms and freezes are a given. The good news is you can still put those green thumbs of yours to work by…

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