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5 Edible Plants of Colorado

5 Edible Plants of Colorado

The simple act of driving to a grocery store and choosing luscious red tomatoes (native to Central and South America) or sweet, tangy oranges (originally from southeast Asia) is a luxury we take for granted. Even so, we’re fortunate to live in a climate that supports a host of edible plants. The following are examples…

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Organic Soil Amendments

Organic Soil Amendments

The solution to virtually any soil problem is one and the same – organic soil amendments. You’ll be hard-pressed to find synthetic amendments that aren’t linked to serious potential side effects. However, organic counterparts are eco-friendly, safe for your family and your pets, and they often have more dynamic and long-lasting benefits. Organic amendments help…

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Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Why Grow Native Shrubs?

Growing native plants in your Colorado garden not only adds color to your landscape design, but also benefits and contributes to the biodiversity of our beautiful state. While landscaping with a native shrub seems like a small way to aid the environment, other projects that do not include these wonderful plants can harm biodiversity. Shrubs…

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Green In Between – Permeable Hardscapes

When you live in Colorado, outdoor living space is not an extra amenity – it’s a necessity. But beauty and sustainability are valued just as high here, and it’s these factors that make permeable hardscapes such a wonderful option for Colorado landscapes. Gravel or broken-up pavers can create permeable surfaces that can still be outfitted…

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Rain Harvesting Techniques that Enhance Landscapes

The recent rain in Colorado was certainly a relief, but we still have a long way to go before we are out of the red zone. So before we get back to our rain dances, it might behoove us to explore some strategies for making a little rain go a long way. With water conservation…

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Earth Hour 2012: Uniting for a Sustainable Planet

Earth Hour 2012: Uniting for a Sustainable Planet

If there is one thing many more people are becoming concerned about it is the health of our environment. Which is one of the main reasons why Earth Hour was created. Earth Hour is an epic event where hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to switch off their…

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5 Exciting Ideas for your Landscape

5 Exciting Ideas for your Landscape

Do you need a few new and exciting ideas for your Denver or Boulder area landscape? Well, Lifescape Associates wanted to quickly point  out a few ideas for you to get your creative juices flowing on how you’d like to see your landscape transformed in 2012. 1.       Blurring the lines between inside and out The concept…

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Go Green in 2012 with Permeable Landscape Design

Go Green in 2012 with Permeable Landscape Design

The New Year is almost here, and it is time to finalize those resolutions you have been working on. However, don’t leave making a more positive impact on your environment off your list. The best place to start working on this New Year resolution is in your own landscape. Consider a permeable landscape design that…

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What is sustainable landscaping?

What is sustainable landscaping?

You may have heard the term “sustainable landscaping” tossed around, but many people still don’t fully understand what it actually is. To be honest, there are quite a few varying definitions but the staples of sustainable landscaping are: an attractive environment that is in balance with the local climate and requires minimal resource inputs, such…

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