Imagine your ideal living room: comfortable furniture, soft lighting, and space for all of your friends and family to gather together. Now wouldn’t that living room be even better if you could add stars, fresh air, and the soothing sound of crickets on a summer night?
Outdoor living spaces are a huge trend right now. They give us the best of both worlds, combining everything we love about the indoors with everything we love about the outdoors.
A garden walk is a great way to add a finished touch to just about any home landscape. It can stand on its own, leading from one area of your yard to another, or it can serve as part of a larger landscape, bordering, say, a man-made stream or carefully crafted flower bed. And don’t forget that you can apply the many principles for creating a garden walk to creating your home’s front walk as well. Here is a quick look at the many options you have when creating a garden walk for your landscape.
Now that we’re starting to look forward to spring here in the Salt Lake City area, it’s probably time to start planning for spring planting and what you’ll be putting into your garden this year. Ever wondered about the differences between soil, compost, and mulch, and how each of these products can be used in your home landscaping? Here is a look at the major differences between the three terms.
Many are used to the routine of doing serious yardwork during the spring and summer seasons, but what’s in store for landscaping during the fall? Here is a quick look at the landscaping supplies you’ll want to have on hand—and key things you’ll need to remember—as you spruce up and maintain your yard this fall.
If you’re embarking on a new landscaping project in your backyard and have a particular fondness for summer, why not create a backyard suited perfectly to summer fun? A backyard can be landscaped to provide a suitable area for many summer activities, including s’more making, movie watching, and outdoor lounging. Here are a few stellar ideas to give you inspiration on sprucing up your backyard this summer.
In March we talked about 3 uses for gravel in landscaping, but what about working with larger weathered stone and freshly quarried rocks? Landscape stones and rocks don’t exactly fit between stepping stones or work as the primary material in a Zen garden, yet they can still offer a great deal in adding to the curb appeal of your home. They are especially great for adding texture to a plant-filled garden and for incorporating more natural elements in your garden design. Wondering how you can use landscape stones or rocks in your own landscaping projects? Read on to learn about some of the most common uses for them in landscaping.
Creating curb appeal is a great way to increase the value of your home, add beauty to your property for passers-by, and even increase overall quality of life for every time that you are entering your home. One of the best ways to do this is with skilled landscaping of the property at the front of your home, and from planting flowers to paving and edging, there is a wide variety of approaches you can take. The idea of landscaping the front of your home may sound daunting, but Asphalt Materials hosts free classes to help you get your bearings on landscaping basics. Our free classes are held on Saturday mornings as well as on Thursday and Saturday evenings.
A knowledge of how to lay pavers and how to create decorative and functional edging on your property is foundational to a knowledge in basic landscaping. Pavers are not only stylish but are also durable and can be used in a variety of ways. And while there may be a wealth of tutorials on the subject of pavers online, there truly is no substitute for learning from a professional and getting hands-on practice with pavers. That’s where free landscaping classes at Asphalt Materials come in. Our free classes are held on Saturday mornings as well as on Thursday and Saturday evenings.
Landscaping and gardening classes aren’t only for gardening enthusiasts or for those who proclaim to have a “green thumb.” These classes are great for any homeowner because they teach essential skills needed to create a beautiful landscape on your home’s property. Moreover, these classes can be free; in fact, Asphalt Materials offers a wide variety of classes for free, which means that you have no reason not to expand your landscaping or gardening knowledge. In case you’re still not convinced, here are a few incredibly useful things you can learn at a landscaping or gardening class—all reasons to attend one as soon as possible.