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Landscaping can be a challenging process because there are so many possibilities to choose from. When it comes to landscaping SLC, there are a few essential features to consider.

Outdoor Kitchen
Since the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home, it makes perfect sense that it’s also one of the most popular SLC landscaping projects. A grill is the most basic necessity of an outdoor kitchen. Many grills have burners included to cook foods that just can’t be grilled like pasta or sauce. Work surfaces are essential only if you plan on preparing food in your outdoor kitchen. An outdoor sink doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking; try to find one that will hook up to your existing hose. A dorm sized refrigerator is a nice little addition, but adds some concerns about electricity. An outdoor dining area, on the other hand, is pretty essential in an outdoor kitchen.

Edible Landscaping
No meal is better than one you grew yourself. There are many edible plants that are also quite attractive. Blueberry bushes are one of the most diverse edible landscaping plants. They have pretty little white flowers in the spring, beautiful and delicious blueberries in the summer, and foliage that turns a stunning shade in the fall. A bay leaf tree has very attractive waxy leaves that can be used to flavor many cooking dishes. There are many very pretty varieties of leaf lettuce that are great additions to any garden bed, most of which will grow back after harvesting. Many types of root plants have very attractive tops; consider garlic which has striking – and edible – greenery topped with spheres of pink or white flowers. Lavender has beautiful flowers which gave the color its name. Apple trees have stunning spring blossoms and, of course, apples in the fall.

Desert Landscaping
Who says that your landscape needs to be green? Desert style landscaping is especially fit for arid locations. You can start out with sand or gravel in place of grass. Hardscaping like patios also go well with desert landscaping. Landscaping rocks can be used to create many focal points including a fire pit, seating, or wall. Why not include your own oasis in the form of a small pool or Utah waterfall? Succulents, cacti, and other drought resistant plants are another nice addition that will require little maintenance.

Of course, the most important part of your landscaping Park City project is a design with you and your family in mind. Consider what you want, what you need, and future possibilities when making your decisions.