High-quality topsoil will help your plants grow faster and healthier. Because it is so important to the growing process, both veteran and aspiring gardeners and landscapers often have the question of if they can make their own topsoil, and if it is worth it. The answer to the first part of that question is a resounding yes! It takes nature thousands of years to naturally produce topsoil, but we can manufacture our own in hours or days, depending on our resources.
In our last blog, we talked about the benefits of turning your yard landscape into a “localscape”. Not only is this an advantageous way to boost your curb appeal, but it can:
- Make waterings efficient
- Simplify irrigation
- Lower property maintenance
- Build a design for Utah’s climate
When it comes to your landscaping, sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones. At Asphalt Solutions, we employ a method of localizing your landscaping to ensure that your landscaping works best for you. Every climate is different, and you want to make sure that your landscaping decisions are able to be optimized for your specific climate.
Having trees in your landscaping is not only valuable to the environment and the overall appearance of your yard, it also saves you money and increases the value of your home! There are so many great reasons to add a few trees to your landscape this summer. When selecting the right trees for your yard, the climate and state that you live in will play a big part in which trees will do best. With the unique climate here in Utah, here are some of our favorite trees to feature in your landscaping!
Living in a high desert state, as we do in Utah, water conservation should be one of our primary considerations as we landscape our yards. From the general layout to the plants we choose, when we keep water conservation in mind, we can get the most out of every drop of water we use. Here are a few suggestions to help with water conservation in your yard.
It can be easy to just ignore the potholes that form in and around your driveway. These potholes may be small and a little bit of inconvenience at first but in time they will grow and become a serious issue if left uncorrected, for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, pothole repair in a driveway is an easy project that can be done by anyone willing to put in a little bit of work. To educate yourself, here are some common reasons that you should quickly decide to fix potholes in your driveway…
As the weather gets a bit colder and more bearable, the needs of your lawn and landscaping are going to change. In fact, the time you spend on your knees in the dirt is going to slowly decrease, until your gardening is done until spring. To make your spring more successful, here are a few things you should do to prep your lawn this fall.
Of all of the spaces in your backyard, your patio is probably the place that gets the most wear and tear. Children or grandkids playing with chalk, riding their bikes and throwing things, as well as the normal wear and tear from adults. Patio furniture causing scuffs, dropping heavy things and causing cracks, and a lot of use, can easily make your patio look dingy. If your patio is in need of a little makeover, here are a few easy ways to transform your patio!
One of our favorite ways to spend our summer evenings is to spend that time in the garden. It’s a great chance to watch the sunset, feel the air get cool around you, and make something beautiful. Gardening isn’t too hard to get into, so even if this is your first year and you don’t know what you’re doing, you still can! Here are our easy summer gardening tips for beginners.
Playgrounds are designed to be both safe and fun for children to play on, and a significant factor into how safe a playground is depends on the ground upon which you build it. While you need to make sure that you have a stable foundation to build the playground upon to make it sturdy, you can’t have kids playing above hard concrete or asphalt, especially when they will be higher up. For this reason, it’s important to use a cover material to help create a safe environment for play. Here are some of the best materials for playgrounds…