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Top Native Plants of the Mountains

Top Native Plants of the Mountains

Winter is the season to plan next year’s garden. At Lifescape Colorado, we’re committed to implementing green and sustainable landscapes, which means planting more Colorado native plants. After all, our native plants are more drought- and fire-resistant than other non-native counterparts. As you begin sketching your garden layout, make sure to include the following top native…

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5 Tips for an Enjoyable Spring Garden

5 Tips for an Enjoyable Spring Garden

Spring is a unique season in the Rocky Mountains. We can experience winter, spring and summer in a single day. This makes it tricky for gardeners who yearn to transform their winter landscape. The following Colorado gardening tips can help you prepare your landscape for the warmer seasons, regardless of what Mother Nature has in…

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Spanish Gold Broom

Spanish Gold Broom

Winter is the season for planning landscape changes and garden additions for the upcoming year. Here at Lifescape Colorado, we encourage clients to grow native plants for a hardy and successful landscape. Native plants are able to withstand hot, dry winters and freezing, cold winters without a struggle. They are also less maintenance-intensive than their non-native…

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Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Increasing environmental awareness and heightened attention regarding the benefits of xeriscaping is important in maintaining a water-wise landscape. Lifescape Colorado has always put an emphasis on sustainable landscaping in Colorado to preserve both our local habitats and the planet. A xeriscape, or water-wise landscape, uses sound planning, conscientious irrigation and native plants that can survive dry seasons…

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Mojave Sage

Mojave Sage

Year-round color, aroma and height. These are just a few of the benefits your garden will gain from growing the Mojave Sage. This sub-shrub perennial thrives in full sun, well-drained soil, high altitudes and extremely dry conditions. Guaranteed to be a standout in xeriscape designs, the Mojave Sage is not only drought-tolerant and low-maintenance — it is also semi-evergreen,…

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Project Spotlight: Cherry Hill

Project Spotlight: Cherry Hill

Looking for some landscape architecture inspiration for your luxury Colorado home? We invite you to take a photo tour of an exquisite Cherry Hills property, which our team here at Lifescape Colorado recently finished designing and renovating. Located in the suburbs of Denver, this impeccable residential landscape has it all – recreation, entertainment and an elegant, dynamic design. This photo taken…

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Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine

Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine

The deep tones and sculptural silhouettes of evergreen trees against the backdrop of glistening white snow are what make Colorado winters so magical. The Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is an evergreen species native to Colorado that has painted this majestic picture for thousands of years. It’s believed that the bristlecone pine is the oldest living…

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Tips for Maintaining a Landscape

Tips for Maintaining a Landscape

Once your trees, shrubs and flowering plants are in place, a healthy landscape requires a certain level of attention to truly flourish. By making Denver landscape maintenance a part of your weekly, monthly and seasonal routine, your yard will look amazing all year long. Plus, you’ll be spared the heartache of sick and dying plants,…

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5 Low-Water Ferns for Colorado Landscapes

When imagining a drought-tolerant landscape, many people do not picture ferns. There is also a myth that you cannot grow ferns out west. However, you can indeed grow ferns in the west and several types do fine with little watering. Here are few of the low-water ferns that can grow in Colorado. Autumn fern: Found…

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The Kingcup Cactus

Many types of cacti will flourish in a Colorado landscape. Among the most beautiful varieties is the kingcup, which belongs to a group of cacti called the claret cups. Its natural habitat extends through much of Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Here is a closer look at this stunning plant. Aesthetic Appeal The kingcup is…

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