Our professional landscape designers will meet with you at your home and comprehensively evaluate your property's landscaping needs and possibilities. We will help you design a garden that is just right for you, using trees and plants that match our mountain desert climate. You will be given a non-scale sketch of the proposed design done by the designer. This custom landscape design and the following tips will help create and maintain a healthy landscape with you in mind.
Try and use a Drip Irrigation System
The proper soil preparation and mulching after planting will be important to the overall watering success. Depending on the water and sun requirement of the plants the landscape can be divided into zones that can be watered correctly. A drip irrigation system is well-suited for trees, shrubs and perennials. The system can deliver water slowly and directly to the root zone, minimizing water evaporation or runoff. Park City Nursery's Sprinkler Barn can provide you with more information about a sprinkler design or retrofitting your system.
Improve the Soil
Proper soil preparation is essential to successful growing. Park City and the surrounding areas have a rocky, alkaline soil that is low in phosphorous and organic matter. When planting new beds or adding to the existing landscape you can greatly improve the clay soil by incorporating ample amounts of compost and/or soil pep.
Add Bark around Your Plants
Covering the soil with bark keeps the soil shaded, plus it minimizes the drying effects of wind. Mulch also minimizes water use by capturing water and preventing run off. A 3" thick layer of mulch will also help with weed control.
We are pleased to announce the release of our award winning book on High Altitude Gardening. The second printing of our Alpine Gardening book is now available for $21.95 plus tax.
High Altitude Planting A Practical Guide To Landscaping, Gardening and Planting Above 6,000 Feet. Welcome to the world of HIGH ALTITUDE and HARSH Climate gardening.
After years of searching for a realistic reference guide to planting in an unforgiving, short season environment and being asked countless times, "Is there a book on gardening here?", We decided to write one ourselves.
Included are suggestions on How To... do basic planting and design; lists of What to... plant: Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and seed as well as fertilizing, pest detection and control tips; Time references for When to... perform various gardening tasks at elevation.
This book is intended as a BASIC GUIDE to HIGH ALTITUDE PLANTING. There is always more than one way to do the same thing, but it's nice to have a practical starting point.
Take a look at a few of the pages. How to plant a Tree. page 8 page 9
Plant Container Gardens. pages 15-17 - Watering Tips. page 18
Flowering Crabapple Varieties. pages 40-42 - Roses. page 83 page 84 page 85
"Experiment." "Listen." "Learn."
These are the fundamentals our customers, staff and experience have taught us.
Call for ordering information
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