How smart tech, drought-tolerant plants, and a few simple upgrades can save water, money and time for your Colorado landscape and garden design Drought years, booming populations, strained watersheds and rising water prices—there’s just not enough water in the West. And now, homeowners are coming to realize that traditional irrigation is no longer practical, or…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
Smart Irrigation Month: The Secret to Saving Water this Summer
July is Smart Irrigation Month in the State of Colorado, which means it’s time for us to share the latest and greatest technology, updates and upgrades you can make to your irrigation systems to save water and create a more sustainable future for our beautiful state. Keep reading for some tips from the Lifescape Colorado irrigation experts. …Continue Reading
Your Guide to Low-Maintenance Landscaping in Colorado
Spring is rolling into the West! Trees will soon be greening, grass will regrow, and plants will start stretching their arms open wide to blue skies and sunshine. Year after year, we take our tools outside to tend to our yards. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Get back to having fun…Continue Reading
Four Ways to Make Your Outdoors More Livable
In Colorado, we covet the natural wonder of the Great Outdoors with its glorious year-round weather. It’s no surprise that this passion for outdoor living shows up in the home environment. In this 24/7 world, an increasing number of Lifescape clients are requesting staycation-worthy outdoor spaces that function as wellness retreats, outfitted with high-caliber entertainment areas worthy of long afternoons outside. For the last three years, these functional, multi-purpose outdoor rooms have consistently remained at the top of our clients’…Continue Reading
Top Landscape Design Trends for 2020 and Beyond
The beginning of a new year (and in 2020, a new decade) offers a rare opportunity to reflect on what’s new, exciting, and innovative for landscape architecture. Many of 2020’s landscape design trends address important issues like climate change, sustainability, and creating space for wellness and relaxation. And, while “trend” isn’t something we always recommend…Continue Reading
Top Four Reasons to Prune Trees and Shrubs in the Winter + Pruning Tips
Winter is prime time to prune the trees and shrubs in your landscape. It may not be intuitive, but maintaining plants in the winter is one of the best ways to ensure not just beautiful buds and flowers come spring, but a long, lush plant life for years to come. Happy trees are groomed trees! …Continue Reading
Add safety, security and a whole lot of glam with the latest outdoor lighting tech.
The latest LED outdoor lighting technology can provide safety, improve security, extend your outdoor living opportunities and create a stunning ambiance. These eco-friendly and beautifully designed fixtures are more durable, efficient and flexible than ever and will elegantly showcase your landscape and outdoor living spaces well after dark. You can now enjoy entertaining with lighting…Continue Reading
Healthy trees can mean a healthy increase in property value.
Did you know that beautiful, healthy trees can boost your property’s value by 5 to 20%? Trees are often your landscape’s most valuable assets and increase in value as they grow and mature. They provide dramatic curb appeal and can help conserve energy by providing shade in summer and protection from winter winds. Healthy trees…Continue Reading
Xeriscape: A Denver tradition of beautifully responsible landscaping.
Did you know that the term “xeriscape” was actually created by Denver Water back in 1981? It refers to a drought-resistant landscape achieved by following a series of basic principles. These guiding principles include planning and designing, conscientious irrigation, and selection of native plants that can survive dry spells without being overly demanding on water…Continue Reading