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How to Hang Holiday Lights Like a Pro

How to Hang Holiday Lights Like a Pro

Make your house the envy of the block with these insider tips. It might seem a little early to be busting out the twinkle lights, but fall is the ideal time to start planning how you’re going to light up your yard for the holidays. After all, it’s far easier to spend a little quality…

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Planting for Fall Beauty

Planting for Fall Beauty

Learn how to give your landscape life and color long after the warm days of summer. When most of us think of annuals, we think of the large flats of impatiens and petunias, marigolds and zinnias that add life and color to our flowerbeds and containers for the summer. But as the days begin to…

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Spring for Bulbs

Spring for Bulbs

Before you ease into pumpkin spice everything, make plans now for the spring color that you’ll be so happy to see in the spring.

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Water Conservation in your Garden

Water Conservation in your Garden

How smart tech, drought-tolerant plants, and a few simple upgrades can save water, money and time Drought years, booming populations, strained watersheds and rising water prices—there’s just not enough water in the West, and homeowners are coming to realize that traditional irrigation is no longer practical, or good for the environment. But with a little…

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5 Secrets to the Perfect Xeric Garden

5 Secrets to the Perfect Xeric Garden

Avoid common pitfalls and use these pro tips for gorgeous water-saving garden design   All across the West, homeowners are trying to cut down on a water use. After all, nearly 50 percent of the consumer water use in Denver goes to watering lawns—or “thirsty, drug addicted carpets,” as Jacob Rogers, a landscape designer with…

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Behind the Designer’s Desk with Senior Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush

Behind the Designer’s Desk with Senior Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush

Behind the Designer’s Desk with Senior Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush  For nearly half a century, Lifescape has been pioneering outdoor living in Colorado, bringing unparalleled professional design, construction, and property care services to a discerning clientele. Our award-winning portfolio reflects our team’s talent, passion, and dedication, staffed with leaders such as Senior Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush, who’s devoted 13 years at Lifescape to…

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Late Spring Freezing and Heavy Hail; What to Do Now

Late Spring Freezing and Heavy Hail; What to Do Now

The garden is about to explode into bloom, but there is a good chance spring storms will soon batter your lovely flowers. You can protect them from freezing; you just need to act now. The garden is about to bloom, but there is a good chance your lovely flowers will soon be assailed by spring…

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Trend Watch: Yard-To-Table Landscaping

Trend Watch: Yard-To-Table Landscaping

Trend Watch: Yard-To-Table Landscaping We’ve all heard the term “farm-to-table.” It’s been a rising movement for many years in culinary and agricultural circles. You’ve probably dined at eateries that tout their farm-to-table philosophy of sourcing ingredients locally through area farms rather than distributors. It’s a simple way to be conscientious of how our lifestyles impact…

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Au Natural: Managing Your Meadowscape

Au Natural: Managing Your Meadowscape

More and more these days, our focus in this semi-arid climate is turning to water-wise landscapes. Homeowners are embracing this concept by re-envisioning their yards as meadows. “Meadows are less maintained and look more natural,” says Lifescape Garden Manager Ali Pougiales, “with lots of tall grasses and wildflowers—what you might see when you’re driving out of the city to the foothills. Some people transform their…

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3 Tips For Growing A Summer Garden That Dazzles

3 Tips For Growing A Summer Garden That Dazzles

Summer is an easy time for blooming in Colorado. True, our climate is on the dry side, but with the right plants and the right attention to watering, we can still create lush, abundant gardens to enjoy. But cultivating a stunner of a flower patch takes a little finesse. Here, designer Vejay Bala shares three rules to…

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