Now that winter is officially in full swing we can expect to see more snowfall. With this snowfall comes icy road conditions that can be dangerous for all drivers on the road no matter what car you’re in. Everyone knows the frustration that comes along with driving on roads that haven’t been plowed or have had salt laid down. Once plows head out after a snowstorm they need something that will work fast, which is where red salt comes in handy.
The cold winter months are here, and with it comes the harsh weather patterns that do no favors to concrete and asphalt. It’s easy enough to clean the exteriors of our homes and office buildings, prepping for heavy rain, snow, and ice, but sometimes we all but forget surrounding roads and grounds. If your driveway or asphalt pavement hasn’t been receiving the same attention you’ve put toward winterizing the various elements of your curb appeal, now’s the time to get started.
Utah is seeing one of the worst droughts in recorded history, and cities are issuing water conservation measures earlier every year. Adapting your lawn care to current conditions has a big effect on water conservation, and it’s easier than you think.
A big, shady tree in your yard is a blessing in a desert state like Utah, both in terms of practicality and aesthetics for your landscaping. However, be aware of where it’s planted. A tree in the wrong spot will turn the blessing into a burden.
Rocks can be used in landscaping in a variety of different ways, from large boulders to break up other landscaping elements to the use of stairs and walkways made from natural stone. One of the most popular methods of using rocks in landscaping, though, is as a method of ground cover or mulch. The filler that this provides can be used as a design element that guides the eye around the yard and helps protect greenery, trees, and gardens around your property. Here are some of the most common types of rocks that get used as ground cover in the landscaping industry…
Spring is the perfect time to reevaluate your garden. Throwing out any plants that didn’t do well in the previous years, and replenishing anything that didn’t make it through the harsh winter. Picking the right plants for your Utah garden can be difficult since we live in such a unique climate. If you’re trying to figure out what flowers and plants should go in your garden, here are a few of our top picks.
Too many people look at their busted concrete and think of it as nothing more than trash, waiting to be taken away to some dump. However, like with many other landscaping materials, there is a greener way that we can think of old concrete. Indeed, it is becoming more and more of a popular material to use in landscaping throughout your yard. Using recycled concrete helps reduce the amount of trash in landfills and helps reduce the amount of carbon that we produce.
Here are some of the key ways that you can incorporate recycled concrete in your yard…
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.