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Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space From LifeScapes

Nora Hickey, April 2017
Summer will be here before you know it. So why not enjoy those warm days and cool nights with a landscape that takes full advantage of our high desert climate?

LifeScapes of New Mexico co-owner Eric Henry is a firm believer in surrounding himself with experienced and reliable individuals. This is why the longtime area contractor, who specializes in landscape installation, brought in a veteran landscape architect and multi-generational artisans to create and build dream outdoor living spaces for New Mexico homeowners.

With passion, skill and support, the team at LifeScapes can turn lackluster yards into an oasis. Whether you’re looking to spend more time in your backyard to dine, entertain or relax, the company can create an outdoor living space that fits your needs. “We believe in outdoor living,” says Eric. “Through bar tops, fireplaces, plantings and more, we want to give clients an area they can fully enjoy.”

Eric’s early experience came by way of working with myriad of builders who were friends and clients of his family’s construction accounting firm. This led to his appreciation of building and a passion for landscaping and outdoor construction. “It was inspiring to watch something come together that was created by building crews that used their creative license and could do their work better than anyone else,” he explains.

That exposure to quality work and unique style has inspired LifeScapes to be a leader in landscape design innovation. “Our designs are going to be far different from anything another company will come up with,” says Eric. “We strive for uniqueness and creativity.”

LifeScape’s process of creating an outdoor space for maximum enjoyment centers around the customer. “We want to give clients an opportunity to have a completely tailored approach through consultations,” says Eric. “Also, we believe that any space, regardless of size, can benefit from a well-designed facelift. We can find really beautiful projects for any home. If a client wants to spend a couple thousand dollars and have that custom-made experience, they can have it with us.”

Starting with an in-person, on-site consultation, Eric meets with clients to gather clues and ideas for their vision of an ideal outdoor living space. “I enjoy talking to clients and meeting with them on their property because it really allows me to find out where the inspiration for their ideas comes from,” he explains. “Asking questions and gathering information on how LifeScapes can create an ideal outdoor living space, along with prospective budgets, helps my team deliver quality work that meets the customer’s needs.”

From that point, all measurements and ideas get delivered to a veteran licensed landscape architect, whose goal is to create contemporary designs with traditional materials. “A great area to start is the patio,” says Eric. “There are a lot of homes with just a slab of concrete and not much else. We love working with clients to make that space much more livable.”

Eric recalls one particular project where a customer bought a townhome with a 12-foot by 12-foot area for a backyard. “We poured concrete to make a nice patio and built him a fire pit,” he says. “Now he can open his doors, light a fire, pour a glass of wine and relax.”

Eric notes that many of his clients upgrade their outdoor living space by adding an outdoor bar or grill, while others gravitate towards fire features like a circular fire pit or stucco fireplace. “These single changes can transform any space into one for celebration or escape and are surprisingly cost-effective,” he adds. “You certainly don’t have to spend $10,000 or more to modify your yard to your desires.”

Once Eric and his team learn more about a client’s budget, backyard and desires, they can begin the fun part: choosing design and materials from an impressive variety. Whether you like stone, stucco, rusted iron or something completely different, Eric says the design possibilities are endless with LifeScapes. “We want to find a texture and design that fits the home to give the client the results they won’t get anywhere else,” he adds.

Past clients’ tastes have varied, and LifeScapes is happy to accommodate the avid gardener, the entertainer, the sun lover and the shade prone. “We’ve hired true artisans who are experts at masonry, stucco, texture and more,” says Eric. “We can add small ponds, shade systems, patios and more.”

Another important member of the LifeScapes team is master builder Jose Espinoza. “He is one of the most creative and artistic people, which is clear through his expertise and artisanship,” says Eric.

Rest assured that if you make an appointment, Eric, who describes himself as a stickler for time schedules and detail, will be there on-time with all the tools necessary to start making your ideas a visual reality. LifeScapes is a fully licensed, insured and bonded company.

Are you ready to remodel your outdoor living space? Give Eric a call today for a free initial visit and consultation at (505) 350-6956. He also encourages interested customers to visit his website at www.lifescapesnm.com and Facebook page (search for LifeScapes Modern Landscaping) to learn more about the company, as well as view photos of jobs he’s completed for satisfied clients.

Business Info:
LifeScapes of New Mexico
(505) 350-6956


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