Landscape design & build for Park City
Yardzen designs everywhere in the U.S. and the Park City area is one of our favorites. With world-class skiing, a star-studded film festival, stunning natural beauty, and year-round outdoor adventures, there’s plenty to be said for Park City.
Depending on the season, both residents and visitors (of which there are many) can enjoy a snow-packed winter wonderland, a mild retreat from the summer heat, a crisp spring or a glowing fall – excellent options, all around.
Largely ringed by mountains, and situated at the south end of the Snyderville Basin, Park City has no shortage of gorgeous scenery – small wonder it’s been ranked among the prettiest towns in America. From the valley floor to the mountain top, the area is also home to a broad array of excellent native landscape plants, adapted to fill the many microclimates created by the diverse terrain.
Landscape design can help Park City residents get the most from their outdoor spaces. Looking for that indoor/outdoor lifestyle? Yardzen has designed it all, from outdoor kitchen and dining rooms to natural play areas to flexible lounge zones for entertaining family and friends. Want to bask in the regional beauty? Good design will harness available views to elevate spaces from ordinary to exceptional. Looking to stay outside when the weather turns cold? Pergolas with heaters, lighting, windscreens, planted windbreaks, and the ever-popular fire pits and hot tubs all offer viable ways to enjoy the outdoors even when things get chilly.
Yardzen can help you enjoy all that Park City has to offer, working with you to develop a landscape design for your yard that gets you the look, feel, and function you are dreaming of, then connecting you with a licensed, vetted contractor from the Yardzen Pro Network to get your design built.
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How Yardzen Works
Simple and thorough online process
Take a style quiz, share videos and photos of your existing outdoor space, and learn about the costs in our Yard Builder™ tool. Our design team will help you at every step of the process.
The easiest path to a final design you’ll love
Review your first design in our online Feedback Studio. You’ll be able to share feedback before we start incorporating your changes. A live design review call is also available to help get your project ready for installation.
Built by someone you (and Yardzen) trusts
We’ll translate your 3D design concepts into a detailed CAD plan that’s ready to install. Next, we’ll connect you to a vetted, Park City area landscape contractor who can bring your dream yard to life.
Custom designs for your unique outdoor space
We've built a database of plants, trees, and groundcovers that match to Park City’s planting zones, sun/shade/water requirements, aesthetic, and essential features like native plants. Using satellite and aerial imagery, coupled with your photo, video, and factoring in your details, we can create the outdoor space of your dreams.
WHICH YARDZEN PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
1. Tell us about your unique outdoor space
2. Answer a few questions about your dream yard
3. Get a personalized design package recommendation
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PARK CITY LANDSCAPING FAQS
Landscape designs in Park City draw inspiration from the mid-to high-altitude ecosystems that surround the city, generally expressing a naturalistic planting style. Native grasses like Blue Grama and Little Bluestem, shrubs like Great Basin Sagebrush and Utah Mountain Lilac, and perennials like Butterfly Weed and Desert Marigold all feature prominently. Trees represent a blend of evergreen conifers and leafy deciduous species like the native Rocky Mountain Maple. Boulders and rock features are common as well, hearkening rock faces from the nearby mountains.
With Utah in the midst of a drought, xeriscape, low water, and drought tolerant designs are becoming increasingly popular, and necessary, in and around Park City. These designs commonly feature low water species native to the region, along with other sturdy, drought tolerant species from similar climates.
While planting designs are reliably naturalistic in Park City, hardscape designs run the stylistic gamut. More traditional spaces feature stone paving, wood pergolas, and gratefully curving paths, while modern spaces emphasize concrete and cool gray pavers within layouts that are dominated by straight lines.
Park City landscapes are designed to help people spend time outside, enjoying the gorgeous scenery and climate.
Amenities for outdoor living like outdoor kitchens, dining areas, and flexible entertaining areas are all very popular. Pergolas are prized for their multi-functionality, offering a framework for infrared heaters and windscreens for cool evenings outside, or a breeze- and shade-cooled space for warmer summer months.
Fire pits and hot tubs are also very popular, offering a warm way to enjoy evenings outside even as the weather turns cooler.
No matter where you live, native plants are an excellent choice for your landscape. As lovers of the local climate, native plants typically require fewer inputs of water, fertilizer, and maintenance than species introduced from elsewhere. With natives, you’ll get great plant performance with less expense and fuss.
At the same time, native plants offer unmatched habitat value for local wildlife and help designed landscapes feel connected to the broader regional landscape.
In a setting as visually dominated by the wild landscape as Park City, native plants will also help your designed space feel cohesive with the natural surroundings.
Looking for a few natives to get you started? Here are a few of the many local favorites:
Fragrant sand verbena
Great Basin sagebrush
Utah mountain lilac
Climate tolerance is the primary concern when designing a Park City landscape. Hardscape materials must hold up to snow and the baking sun. Plants must be able to tolerate the peak of summer heat and the depth of winter cold. Natives are a safe bet, having evolved to thrive in the local climate.
When choosing plants, don’t forget to consider winter interest. Look for plants that bloom late in the fall and early in the spring. Incorporate trees and shrubs with colorful or architectural branches. Be considerate with the placement of evergreens such that they can command the scene when other plants are in winter dormancy.
Because of the proximity of wild landscapes, it’s particularly important to avoid using any potentially invasive species in Park City designs. Invasive species commonly escape residential designs and can quickly colonize and destroy natural plant communities, causing significant environmental damage in the process. Take care to avoid invasives!
Now! Any time of year is great to begin work on a landscape project.
When possible, we suggest utilizing the winter to work through the design phase – this sets you up to get on contractors’ books early in the build season, so you can have your design installed and ready to enjoy in time for summer.
If winter has passed, don’t worry, it’s never too late in the year to begin work on a landscape design project.
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Shannon M., Yardzen client