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Sharing Landscape Expertise with Colorado Homes & Lifestyle Magazine

Sharing Landscape Expertise with Colorado Homes & Lifestyle Magazine

Recently we offered some landscape insider tips for Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine to share with their readers. The conversation meandered from top trends to materials shortages. 2022 is yet another year of unprecedented change in the landscape industry. It is hard to share tips and trends without mentioning the unique circumstances surrounding supply and…

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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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Behind the Designer’s Desk with Executive Vice President of Design Build LeAnn Ostheimer

Behind the Designer’s Desk with Executive Vice President of Design Build LeAnn Ostheimer

This year marks Lifescape Colorado’s 45th anniversary, and for fifteen of those years, Lifescape’s EVP of Design Build, LeAnn Ostheimer, has helped nurture the company’s growth and success.   LeAnn’s roots have always been in agriculture, having grown up on a farm east of Fort Collins. From a young age, experiencing outdoor spaces was her passion, which is why she kicked…

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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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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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