Choosing the Right Materials for Your Landscaping Project

Your landscape is ultimately an extension of yourself. That is to say, it is an extension of the atmosphere that you want to permeate the entirety of your property, from the attic to the basement, from the driveway to the backyard. And because the landscape work encompasses everything around your home, it is invariably the first thing that visitors (or you yourself) will get to experience before stepping across the threshold into your garage or entryway. If you were to cast your mind on the landscaped property of homes or businesses you admire, could you be able to describe why you like them? What about the layout of the gardens, the design of the driveway or the outdoor amenities do you respond to the most? Finding that special “something” to define your property is an organic process, born from introspection, familiarity with landscape supplies, and consultations with professional workers.

Picking the Right Landscape Supplies

While we made our reputation on being Utah’s best asphalt company, we are more than our name lets on. Having an ally in the landscape materials business is the quickest way to achieve the vision that you’ve always had for your property, or even to discover options you didn’t know were available to you. In order to pick the right supplies﹘be they asphalt-, soil-, or glass-based﹘you must first decide what your landscape needs. Within the industry, there are two terms that act as funnels to guide your thought process: hardscape and softscape.


Hardscape refers to features made up of literal hard material, and these can be either natural or man-made. For reference, hardscaping is characterized by any feature on the property that is not a plant, that you can walk on, sit on, or lean on. As an asphalt company and landscape materials supplier, hardscape is our forté. Examples include:
  • Footpaths: We can outfit your path with beautifully colored stepping stones and/or gravel. Your paths will be wholly unique from everyone else you know.
  • Patios: Patios and decks are quickly becoming key features in every backyard. Not only are they great places to congregate, but choosing a unique cover like an awning or a pergola is a great way for everyone to feel right at home.
  • Retaining Walls and Fences: If you are looking for a more bespoke wall than the typical vinyl or chainlink fence then we can help. We have plenty of options for boulders and large construction slabs that can be made into a wall.
  • Firepits: By far one of the most popular backyard accessories in Utah, firepits are a staple of many homes, regardless of climate. Whether you live in Logan or St. George, your firepit would benefit from the extra pop that our glass gives to the light that shines from the flames. Take a look at what we offer here.


As mentioned above, softscaping involves the inclusion of living elements in your landscape design, like trees, shrubs, and flowers. The best landscapes are when the property owner is able to bring both hardscapes and softscapes in concert together. Speaking with our team of experts is the easiest way to design how best to showcase your greenery.

Exploring Your Options

At Asphalt Materials, we have dozens of choices of rock, soil, or glass to assist you in creating an unforgettable landscape for your home or office. Once you are familiar with what you can use, you’ll soon know what you can do. Take a moment to browse through our gallery so that you can familiarize yourself with your options, and get inspired.