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Why Pruning Your Plants Is Wintery Business

Why Pruning Your Plants Is Wintery Business

When the mercury drops and flakes start flying, it’s tempting to hunker down and wait out the seasonal chill when it comes to your yard. That’s what the cozy hearth is for, right? But while it may seem counterintuitive, winter is actually the best time to give many trees and shrubs a little TLC—late winter, to…

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Lifescape Colorado Turns 45: Celebrating Our Sapphire Anniversary with Purpose, Perspective and a Plan

Lifescape Colorado Turns 45: Celebrating Our Sapphire Anniversary with Purpose, Perspective and a Plan

Four and a half decades ago, Lifescape Colorado began as Lifescape Ltd, on the corner of 16th and Downing Street. Inspired during our founder’s trip to California, Lifescape’s vision was to create meaningful outdoor spaces for Mile High City residents. In 1976, Denver was an oil-and-gas boom and bust town, with just over 1.2 million residents in the Metro area. Jimmy Carter…

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How to Get Major Curb Appeal in 2021

How to Get Major Curb Appeal in 2021

We’re all spending more time in the home and often focus on functional improvements inside, but changes to the exterior can make just as much impact and expand your useable square footage.   Curb appeal, defined as the attractiveness of the exterior of a property, as viewed from the street, can be elevated with simple tips…

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Winter Watering 101

Winter Watering 101

‘Tis the season for snowfall and cozy days spent by the fire. Before hibernating, it’s important to protect your landscape with winter watering so evergreens survive during the winter months.   Here in Colorado, the semi-arid climate typically produces mild and dry winters with humidity levels ranging from 9% to 13%, which is not a lot…

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Holiday Decor Making Spirits Bright

Holiday Decor Making Spirits Bright

Autumn’s departure is bittersweet—on the one hand, every gold leaf has been mulched or bagged, but on the other hand, the glittering atmosphere of the holidays is ready to take its place. Barren branches become a canvas for twinkling lights, and containers overflowing with fresh pine greenery are placed where pumpkins once were.   We sat…

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Full on Fall Displays

Full on Fall Displays

The turn of the season blankets Colorado in swaths of warm and vibrant color. Native grasses shimmer on the prairie while the Aspen trees sparkle in the wind—autumn is truly the golden season in the Centennial State. As evident in every year that passes, the season does not seem to last long enough.  Amplifying the seasonal…

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Don’t Waste Your Landscape Waste

Don’t Waste Your Landscape Waste

  Fall maintenance is not just a way to ensure your landscape stays beautiful in a new season—it also protects your investment and keeps your landscape healthy all year long. Without pruning, mulching and fertilizing your landscape during the critical autumn season, a once-beautiful investment may become lackluster in the spring. But once you take the necessary…

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Aligning Your Landscape with Your Home

Aligning Your Landscape with Your Home

Architects take into consideration the location, history and locale of their project prior to crafting blueprints for a new home. By allowing these details to inform the overall design of a structure, architects can create dwellings that feel aligned with the spaces that surround them.  Landscape designers take a similar approach before devising a stunning outdoor space…

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Outdoor Power Players: Pergolas, Patios & Pools

Outdoor Power Players: Pergolas, Patios & Pools

It’s already nearing the end of 2020 and we are ready start looking ahead to 2021. Planning is ideal, especially when it comes to incorporating new structures into your outdoor landscape.   Enter our top three contenders to consider: pergolas, patios and pools.   Senior Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush has been with Lifescape for over a decade and has witnessed trends come and go. This month, he…

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Plant Your Bulbs for a Fall Color Palette

Plant Your Bulbs for a Fall Color Palette

Do you feel that Colorado? Fall will soon be here in full force bringing in a crisp breeze, freshly fallen scarlet leaves and the sweet smells of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Before retreating indoors, there’s still time to attend to your autumn landscape so you can enjoy the great outdoors, even in sweater weather. Special…

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