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Protect Your Colorado Garden From Drought Conditions

Protect Your Colorado Garden From Drought Conditions

Since much of the western U.S. experiences serious drought conditions, it’s important to remember how to protect our gardens from drought. Here at Lifescape Colorado, we always advocate water-wise landscaping to yield a healthy and vibrant landscape year-round. These five tips will help you protect your Colorado garden from drought conditions, so you can enjoy…

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Nutrient Storehouse: 5 Great Reasons to Compost

Nutrient Storehouse: 5 Great Reasons to Compost

If you’re a fan of the environment and efficiency, you’ll love composting. Compost is a nutrient storehouse created by recycled food and other organic biodegradable matter. Healthy compost can feed landscape and garden beds all season long. Plus, it also increases soil water-retention, which is one of the tenets of water-wise landscaping in Colorado. Can you…

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The Environmental Benefits of Eco-Friendly Xeriscaping

The Environmental Benefits of Eco-Friendly Xeriscaping

Many people mistakenly believe that a xeriscape, or drought-resistant, landscape means sacrificing greenery and color for a bland and dry garden. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Lifescape Colorado provides xeriscape services in Colorado that yield colorful landscapes with year-round interest. Best of all, this eco-friendly choice conserves water, which is very critical in…

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Easy Steps to a More Water-Wise Garden

Easy Steps to a More Water-Wise Garden

Here in Colorado, we’re no strangers to drought and water restrictions, and this is why water conservation is important to many gardeners. During the driest, hottest seasons, a beautiful garden may seem impossible to achieve, but this is not true. A few smart changes can make your garden both water-wise and beautiful. Replace the Lawn…

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Prairie Winecups

Prairie Winecups

Native perennials hold a position of honor in many Colorado landscapes, and at Lifescape Colorado, we encourage you to add these hardy plants for their beauty and drought tolerance. Callirhoe involucrata, commonly known as Prairie Winecups is one of our favorites. Here’s what you should know about this attractive flower. Prairie Winecups boasts dark green…

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Fabulous Water-Wise Perennials for Colorado Gardens

Fabulous Water-Wise Perennials for Colorado Gardens

As you begin to plan your spring garden, don’t neglect the power of growing native plants. There are multiple benefits to prioritizing native plants in your garden. They’re hardier and are able to withstand hot dry summers and freezing winters. They also require less water than non-native counterparts and will also attract birds, bees and…

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Tips for Landscaping Your Home for Selling

Tips for Landscaping Your Home for Selling

Enhancing curb appeal is the outdoor equivalent of staging a home. In fact, The National Association of Realtors found that 71 percent of homebuyers find curb appeal to be very important. Here are a few tips for designing a front yard landscape that will lead buyers happily to your door. Maintain what you have. If your…

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Planning Ahead – The 7 Principles of Xeriscape

Planning Ahead – The 7 Principles of Xeriscape

Xeriscaping is the ultimate solution to beautiful and lush landscapes that require minimal water and can withstand even the harshest of drought conditions. Coined by Denver Water in 1981, a xeriscape is achieved by following these seven basic principles. 1. First, you must spend time evaluating, planning and designing. The property must be analyzed and surveyed to determine conditions related…

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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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Go Green Between Patio Pavers

Go Green Between Patio Pavers

Pavers are popular hardscaping tools, especially during the cold, winter months. They come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and colors and also work well for everything from water features to driveways to winding garden paths. Going green between patio pavers is a sustainable landscape practice, as well as an attractive way to add natural beauty…

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