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.
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…