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.
With a scarcity of rainfall and heaps of snow in the winter, gardening can be quite the challenge for those living in the Wasatch front in Utah. Rainfall tends to be at only around 16 inches per year, and temperatures in the summer are frequently over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Gardeners and flower enthusiasts living here should not feel discouraged, however—there are still many varieties of flowers that can thrive in the climate that northern Utah offers. The first step is knowing which flowers to plant and choosing varieties that tend to thrive without a great deal of water. Here is a list of some of the best flowers to plant in northern Utah in the Salt Lake valley region.
If you’re looking into landscaping your property this spring, one great place to start may very well be your driveway. While most head straight for the backyard for their serious landscaping, a well-landscaped front yard is an unexpected outdoor design element that will draw admiration from everyone who passes by your home. Read on for five great ways to dress up your driveway this spring.