Utah is facing extreme drought conditions, and that’s why this summer it’s more important than ever to begin drought-proofing your yard. 

There are several ways to help prepare your property for those drier conditions. Consider these tips to keep your yard looking lush. 


Mulching your garden is one of the most effective strategies at drought-proofing your yard, and can give your garden the extra boost it needs to survive a drought. Mulch provides an extra layer of protection and helps to keep the soil cool and moist longer, protecting your plants’ roots. In addition, it also helps to suppress weed growth.

For the best results, apply mulch to your garden between 2 and 6 inches deep. If you are using mulch with smaller particles, you can use a bit less and go shallower. For mulch with larger pieces, use more and go deeper. Overall, it never hurts to use more than less when it comes to mulching.

Choose Drought-Friendly Plant Varieties

While water-loving plants such as irises and daylilies can be tempting, it is more practical to choose plants that can withstand the current hot, dry conditions. Here is a list of some flowers and other plants that thrive in Utah’s dry climate.

For vegetable gardens, consider choosing plant varieties with smaller leaves. Large-leaved plants lose water quicker than smaller-leaved varieties. In addition, shallow-rooted greens, such as lettuce do not fare well in substantial drought. If you must have these plants, consider growing them in a pot and locating them in a cool, shady spot in your yard.

Take Advantage of Shaded Areas

If you have chosen plants that need shade to thrive, be sure to take advantage of the shaded regions of your yard. If you don’t have shaded areas or are already full, you can easily create artificial shade. One way to do this is by using shade cloth. The shade cloth can be used to cover rows of vegetables or other plants.

Another way to create shade is through the use of taller plants. Flowers such as sunflowers, coneflowers, and foxgloves are all great options to provide shade for shorter, shade-loving plants. In addition, the soil of shaded regions will retain water better, so you could plant flowers with more stringent water requirements in those areas as well.

Strategic Water Use

While mulch is excellent at retaining moisture, you may still need to water your plants if it hasn’t rained in a long time. Watering deeply and infrequently encourages deep root growth. Frequent and shallow waterings keep the roots near the surface, making them less resistant to hotter, drier conditions. However, if your plants are in the flowering or fruiting stage, be careful not to let them go too long without water, as that could kill the plant.

Work on Your Soil

A more complicated way to prepare your yard for drier conditions is by improving your soil. Soil that is close to that found in nature is the best kind for surviving droughts. Soil found organically comprises 50 percent clay, sand, and organic matter, and 25 percent each of air and water. Most garden soil consists of 75 percent clay, sand, and organic matter and only 25 percent combined with water. To help mimic more natural soils, consider aerating your garden’s soil. You can do this with a garden fork. Aeration will create more space in the soil to let in water and air, resulting in healthier soil.

Let Aeroscape Property Maintenance and Landscaping

At Aeroscape Property Maintenance and Landscaping, we have professional landscape contractors ready to help you with drought-proofing your yard in order to keep it looking green. Contact us today to get a free quote on your next landscaping project. We serve Salt Lake and Utah counties in the state of Utah.  

When it comes to dressing up the exterior of your business, there’s nothing quite like planting some beautiful perennial flowers. 

There’s a wide variety of options for you to choose from, and the very best part is that you only have to plant them once. Once you’ve put in that initial effort, all you have to do is water and maintain them, and they’ll come back every year! 

The ultimate goal with your business location is to help your clients and customers feel comfortable and welcome, and incorporating some beautiful flowers is a lovely way to go. So what are some of the very best, most colorful perennial flowers that you can plant in front of your business? Take a look at our top four favorites!

1.Blanket Flower 

Blanket flowers feature incredible hues of orange and yellow and make for a wonderfully colorful addition to gardens of any size. Blanket flowers are especially great for businesses located in hotter climates. They thrive well in the heat and can also do well in soil that is less than ideal. These perennial flowers are known for being incredibly drought resistant and easy to maintain.


Aster flowers are a great way to add some shades of purple to your flower beds. These small, delicate flowers feature a yellow center and lovely purple petals. Asters are known for attracting a healthy amount of butterflies and bees, making aster flowers an excellent supply of some much-needed nectar. While late-blooming in nature, you’ll find that these beautiful blooms are worth the wait. 


Astilbe flowers offer a unique kind of variety among other varieties of perennial flowers. They bloom tall, fluffy flowers in vibrant shades of Fuschia pink. They’re incredibly eye-catching, and on top of that, they require a minimal amount of maintenance. However, don’t let this fool you into thinking you can skip waterings. Astilbe flowers thrive off of consistent care, and with their gorgeous coloring, it’s worth the effort!


Yarrow flowers come in various colors ranging from soft, light pinks to luscious, bold shades of yellow, orange, and red. You’ll also find that yarrow flowers are another excellent resource for pollination. They naturally attract insects that, in turn, pollinate the flowers. Additionally, yarrow is a perfect option for ground cover, as it naturally spreads on its own, covering the soil in beautiful blooms. 

Contact Aeroscape Property Maintenance 

We know that making the exterior of your business or storefront as beautiful as possible is a priority for you, and planting perennial flowers is a great way to help those visiting you feel more welcome. Here at Aeroscape Property Management and Landscaping, we’re passionate about making your landscaping as inviting and lovely as possible. With various services available in Salt Lake Valley, from Salt Lake City to Provo in Utah, we are happy to help you achieve your landscaping goals. Contact us today to get more information about what we can do for your business landscaping.

Whether it’s a pond in your backyard or a fountain along the walkway, water features are an easy way to add a unique touch to your home. 

An exterior water feature is one of our favorite things to implement in homes in Utah. So what are some of the benefits of having such a feature on your property? Here are our top five reasons why your Utah home could really benefit from it!

1. Improves Your Curb Appeal

Water features are one of the most straightforward ways to make the exterior of your home really stand out. It could be that you’re considering a small waterfall pond or perhaps a garden pond. Whatever water feature styles you might be considering, you can rest assured that it will easily improve your curb appeal and help it stand out. Pair that with some landscaping, and you’re good to go!

2. Natural White Noise

Another plus to having a water feature in your front or backyard is that it creates natural white noise. Whether you live on or near a busy street or you like having a sense of privacy when visiting with individuals, you may find that some white noise can be very beneficial for you. In addition to beautifying the space, the right kind of water feature also creates natural white noise. 

3. Great for Your Mental Health

Water features have also been proven to be extremely beneficial for your mental health. Studies have found that the sound of rushing water works wonders for helping individuals to relax, lending a hand with things like stress, anxiety, and depression. If you’re looking for some easier, natural ways to relax, a water feature could be just the thing for you.

4. Cools Down Your Garden

If you’re an avid gardener, you know that the Utah summer heat can really do a number on your plants and flowers. Adding a water feature can act as a natural air conditioner for your garden, absorbing some of the heat that would have gone to your plants, allowing them the right kind of energy to properly grow and thrive.

5. Increase the Value of Your Home

If you’re looking to sell your home, you may find that a water feature is a perfect thing to add some value and help it to stand out among the others on the market. It really adds a wow factor, and potential buyers are sure to be impressed by the heightened curb appeal that comes with having a fountain or pond on the property.

Considering a Water Feature? Use Aerospace Property Maintenance and Landscaping

There are so many reasons to consider having water features for your Utah home, and here at Aerospace Property Maintenance and Landscaping, we are passionate about making your property as stunning as possible. Located in Midvale, Utah, we provide services for both residential and business properties in the Salt Lake Valley. Contact us today to get more details!

It’s flower gardening season once again. Planting flowers is an enjoyable and relaxing hobby for people everywhere. 

However, for beginners, gardening can be a challenging task. To help you out, here’s our guide for beginners on how to start a beautiful flower garden.  

Prepare Your Soil

Flowers won’t thrive in just any soil. It’s important to prepare your soil and make sure you’ve got the right type and pH levels before you attempt to plant any seeds. You can do this by testing the soil in your garden with a kit, and purchasing new soil if necessary. 

Plan Your Design

It’s ideal to know what you want your garden to look like before you make a trip to the flower store. Do you want a specific type of flower or color scheme? Do you want flowers of varying heights and shapes, or would you rather keep things uniform? These are all great questions to answer so you have some direction while shopping. If you’re uncertain of what you want or how to achieve a certain look, consider bringing pictures of garden designs you like into your local flower shop so an employee can help you identify flowers from the photo.

Plant Native Species

While it can be tempting to plant beautiful tropical flowers in your own garden, they may not necessarily thrive. By planting flowers and foliage that are native species to your own area, you’re giving your garden a better chance at survival because your plants and flowers will already be properly adapted to the weather and climate conditions. Some of our top picks for flower gardening that are native to Utah include: 

Let Aeroscape Property Maintenance Help

If you’d like to get into flower gardening but you’re unsure of where to start, call the experts at Aeroscape Property Maintenance. With 15 years in the landscaping industry, we know exactly how to set your flower garden up for success this summer. Contact us today to get your free quote, we proudly serve Salt Lake, Utah, Summit, Tooele, and Davis counties in the beautiful state of Utah.