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Tips for Working in the Yard

Post Date:07/05/2016 2:04 PM

Now that warmer weather is upon us, here are some great ideas to keep your yard looking great, without using more water and resources than you need!

  1. Design and Plan: Having a plan for additions or changes to your existing landscape helps to achieve great results. Knowing what you need before you make purchases or begin tearing up your lawn can save you time, money and energy.
  2. Soil Sample: Take a soil probe and check your soil type, if unknown. Soil testing kits are available at your local nursery. Knowing your soil type allows you to choose proper plants and increase viability of your plant choice. Sandy soil has different watering needs than clay soil.
  3. Proper Plant Selection: Water-wise plants can serve nearly any landscape function. Some provide seasonal color as well as year round greenery. Visit Sego Lily Gardens in Sandy to see many of the choices that work well in our community.
  4. Efficient Irrigation: Call 877-SAVEH2O for a FREE water audit of your sprinkler system. Auditors will meet with you at your home and do an analysis of your system to determine where adjustments need to be made for the most efficient use of your landscape water.
  5. Proper Maintenance: Pruning, weeding, proper fertilization, pest control and irrigation system adjustments further water savings. Always water to your plants' specific needs and use plants with similar watering needs in the same area to avoid over watering. Maintaining your landscape on a regular basis will keep it healthy and keep your yard looking great.
  6. Visit Sandy City's Conservation Education Garden: Sego Lily Gardens, located at 1472 E Sego Lily Drive , M - Sa, 8am to 8pm. Don't miss the Garden Fair on May 7th, for more information go to sandy.utah.gov/segolilygardens.
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