To replicate this woodsy feel, start with native trees, shrubs and plants. Notice there’s no lawn here at all.
Drip irrigation minimizes water waste and encourages roots to grow deep.
Imagine walking out your door into this lovely forest scene! So peaceful,
it’s almost like taking a walk in the woods. Yet this exhibit uses only 10-15 percent
of the water required to maintain a typical Utah landscape. In fact, it’s the second
thriftiest of our six neighborhood garden exhibits, coming in right behind the high-altitude
The secret is shade. Trees and sizable shrubs filter the sun, creating cool spots,
or microclimates, which slow evaporation rates. Explore the Design Path and learn
all about how plants can modify sun, wind, humidity and temperature in your own
To replicate this informal, woodsy feel at home, start with native trees, shrubs
and plants. Add perennials for color, and water entirely with drip irrigation to
minimize waste and encourage roots to grow deep. Notice there’s no lawn in this
landscape at all. Instead, a deck provides the perfect place to enjoy a party or
family barbecue under a cool, leafy canopy.
||Shade trees block the sun, creating cool microclimates that slow evaporation and reduce the need for watering.