Spring is just around the corner, and pretty soon it will be time to start working outside in our yards once again. Do you want to learn more about plants that thrive in Utah’s dry climate? Explore ways to have a beautiful yard that use minimal amounts of water? At Central Utah Water, we offer a wide variety of classes to help you — and your children — learn more about creating a beautiful and water-wise yard.
We offer an Introduction to Localscapes course that’s a great place to start. This introductory design class will show you the basics on how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time!
Many homeowners along the Wasatch Front love the idea of having some varieties of flowering plants in their yards. Planting perennials is a great way to go — with minimal effort, they come back year after year. Bloom time can last from two weeks to two months, adding color, and in some cases, fragrance, to your yard. And many perennials can do quite well on limited amounts of water. Here are three species that are both sturdy, resilient and water-wise:
1.) Lavender. Lavender smells delightful. It’s also used in a variety of homemade products including lotions, salves and soaps. Even better? Lavender thrives in Utah’s climate. That said, make sure you plant your lavender in an area of your yard that gets plenty of sunlight; too much shade may cause your plant to die.
2.) Coral bells. Coral bells have tiny bell-shaped buds and are resilient to summer sun, mountain winds and poor soils.
3.) Sego lily. The Sego lily is Utah’s state flower and it thrives in our high desert climate.
There are many other types of plants and trees that don’t gobble water and that can add beauty to your yard. Learn how to minimize your outdoor water consumption while maximizing the aesthetics and functionality of your landscape. Check out our schedule of upcoming classes.