At first glance, the Utah desert doesn’t seem like the most optimal place to grow and maintain the perfect front lawn, but with some hard work and a little bit of knowledge, your yard can be the envy of the neighborhood.
The harsh desert landscape has its advantages and disadvantages. For your landscaping needs in Utah, there’s plenty of sunlight, which means your plants can grow as green and healthy as they can be, but too much sun can leave them dried up. So what can you do? Impressions Landscape presents a few tips on how to get that perfectly manicured lawn even under the desert sun.
Choose Your Flora
While we all want an oasis of green grass in the middle of an arid landscape, perhaps it would be more prudent to stick to plants that thrive extremely well in this environment. Choose tough, water retentive, and highly resilient plants that thrive in arid environments. You can plant perennials, evergreen trees, deciduous trees, and shrubs. These can thrive well in the Utah climate and save you a lot of time, trouble, and money in the long run.
Patch the Thatch
One common problem with too much sunlight and very little water is thatch. It is a growth that has plagued landscaping experts for years. If your lawn feels too squishy under your feet, then you might have this problem. Thatch is the result of dried up twigs and roots that accumulate between your grass blades and the ground. Check if you have this by cutting up a small section and examining it. If you have a growth of almost an inch thick, it’s time to aerate your soil.
There are many things you can do to keep your lawn looking its best, but with more serious problems like pests, it’s never a bad idea to call for help. Keep these in mind, and your neighbors would soon wonder why the grass is always greener on your side of the fence.