There are so many new ways to revamp your yard—it can sometimes get exhausting trying to distinguish what is best. There are the usual flowers, shrubs, trees, and patios, but have you ever thought of using rocks, particularly crushed rocks, to give your yard a new “rockin’” look? There are so many different varieties, from Tuscan red landscape rock to finely crushed granite to sea salt quartz decorative rock to paver sand. And they can be used for an endless amount of styles. Here are just a few ideas of how you can use crushed rock to revitalize your landscape.
Asphalt is a major contributor to our society. It provides the foundation for our roads and highways, allowing us to travel safely and comfortably. However, with its exposure to the elements, traffic, animals and more, the top layer of asphalt inevitably begins to show signs of wear and tear. From cracks to potholes, the wearing down of asphalt can create major problems for unsuspecting people and vehicles.
Whether you are in charge of repairing a road or considering an asphalt feature in new construction, there are many different factors to consider before you pour a single drop of asphalt. To help you make the right decisions for your job or property, it is important to make an appointment with an asphalt contractor for an asphalt consultation. This consultation can ultimately save you a lot of time and money and ensure that your project is properly done.
Summer is a great time to entertain your family and friends in your backyard. Whether it’s sending the kids out to play during the day or hosting a backyard BBQ, you want to make sure that your yard is looking spectacular. To help your yard look its best, here are three simple and cost-effective ways that you can use to freshen up your outdoor space:
When you are experiencing problems with your concrete, such as potholes or large cracks, you want to make sure that you are using the best materials available to fix it. In the world of asphalt, that means using UPM.
Some of the most fun and best creative play time I remember as a kid comes from the time I spent outdoors playing in the sun and dirt. Even better than digging in the garden was playing in the sandbox, and it had the added benefit that Mom didn’t get after me for digging up her snap dragons. The memories of the time I spent in the sand made building a sandbox for my kids a top priority in our new home. After all, every kid needs a sandbox.
Gardening in Utah can be very challenging. We love the color and visual interest that comes from a beautiful flower garden, but with some plants, we are in for a difficult battle. The alkaline soil, the late frosts, cold winters, hot summers, minimal water, clay soils, and a whole host of other issues make plant selection very important. Working with you local nursery is always the best bet to select the plants that will grow well in your area. Here are a few that have a pretty good track record in Utah:
Backflow preventers are an important component to your backyard sprinkling system. Without these, municipality drinking water would become contaminated. A backflow preventer is a device that allows water to only run in one direction in your pipes. But why is a backflow preventer important?
Few things are more rewarding (and delicious!) than walking out to your backyard vegetable garden and picking that first ripe tomato off the bush. If you’re like me, you might not be able to wait and you’ll take that first, amazing bite right there, under the summer sun. As rewarding as it is to grow and harvest your own food right from your backyard, it can be equally frustrating to pour your sweat and tears into a garden, only to have it not produce.
A brand new, fresh asphalt parking lot or driveway is a beautiful thing. The crisp lines, smooth surface, and consistent black color make it very visually appealing. But what about old asphalt? Far too often we see asphalt that has not been well maintained and has quickly become weak, deteriorated, bumpy, and ugly. This outcome is not inevitable. Doing just a few simple things can keep your asphalt in good working order for decades.