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Design Ideas for Year-Round Potted Plants

With the right plants and design, potted plants can add year-round beauty and life to Colorado landscapes. Single plants with rich colors or interesting shapes can be planted in individual pots to stand alone and create eye-catching focal points. Or, multiple plants can be carefully combined to create lush, portable gardens. When designing a container with…

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Elevate Your Denver Garden with a Raised Bed

Gardening in raised garden beds provides convenience and versatility while creating a controlled environment for growing gorgeous flowers and foliage. Here are some of the benefits that can be enjoyed by incorporated raised beds into your Denver landscape. In the confined space of the raised bed, it is easier to establish and control drainage, nutrients…

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5 Favorite Colorado Native Perennials

A drought-tolerant landscape does not have to be defunct of color! There are several plants native to Colorado that are perfect for xeriscaping and offer year-round visual interest with vibrant colors, engaging textures and sculptural shapes. Here are five of our favorites that call Colorado home. Rocky Mountain Columbine This beautiful perennial has striking white…

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Multi-Purpose Plants for Colorado Landscapes

There are several benefits to working with a professional to design and maintain your Colorado landscape. An experienced professional can help you to achieve a beautiful, dynamic and low-maintenance landscape that you can enjoy year-round. But it doesn’t have to stop here. If you are interested in sustainable living practices, a professional landscaper can incorporate multi-purpose plants…

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6 Spectacular Raised Bed Design Ideas for Spring

6 Spectacular Raised Bed Design Ideas for Spring

Maybe you live in the city of Denver and don’t have the right land or square footage. Maybe you’ve tried, but something – be it the sun, soil, drainage, etc. – just wasn’t right. No matter what your gardening challenges may be, you don’t have to throw in the towel (or should we say shovel)…

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Featured Plant: Russian Hawthorne Tree

Featured Plant: Russian Hawthorne Tree

For your Colorado landscape to be successful, it’s important to select plants that are as rugged and hearty as our geography. If you’re looking for a tree that does well in our varied climate and high altitude, turn your attention towards the beautiful Russian Hawthorne Tree (Crataegus ambigua). You don’t have to take our word…

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Light up the Night

Light up the Night

Now that spring is officially here, we are going to be spending more time outside. Thanks to daylight savings we have an extra hour of sunlight, but since there will be nice cool nights we’ll want to stay out on our patios, porches and decks a little longer than usual. It is important to properly…

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Get ready for Spring Color in the Landscape

Get ready for Spring Color in the Landscape

Have you started thinking about what colors you want to see in your landscape this spring season? Now is a great time to start thinking about what seeds to get in preparation for the planting season. Why spring color? There is nothing that perks up your yard more that a healthy dose of vibrant color. From the…

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5 Gardening Tips to get ready for Spring

5 Gardening Tips to get ready for Spring

Is the gardener in you just dying to get outside and go to work? Lifescape Associates understands.  Take a look at five things the ALCC says you can start to do now in order to get your garden ready for the spring season. 1. Compost. Even if the ground is snow covered, throw some fresh compost over the garden…

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Light Up the Landscape at Night

Light Up the Landscape at Night

Now that we are experiencing shortened days and chilly nights, it is time to brighten up our landscapes to make them safer and look more interesting. In the early evening hours, take a look around your Denver area home to see what areas need some brightening up. Here are a few things to look for:…

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