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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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2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

In a year defined by murder hornets, record-breaking hurricanes, rampant wildfires and that pesky thing called a global COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was certainly a year full of surprises. But it wasn’t all bad, and at Lifescape Colorado, we are able to celebrate a few small wins that brought smiles to our faces and kept our crew of…

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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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5 Factors to Consider Before Diving Into Pools, Spas & Water Features

5 Factors to Consider Before Diving Into Pools, Spas & Water Features

With hot summer days in full swing, few things sound better than refreshing water to cool down. Whether you’ve been interested in lounging poolside, relaxing in a spa or finding peace with ornate water features, there are important factors to consider before diving in. The main purpose of water features—both large and small scale—is to…

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