Preserving Water is Summerhays Landscaping’s Mission

Ryan Summerhays, owner of Summerhays Landscaping, believes water is one of the most precious commodities people have.

“Water is life, how you deliver the water becomes the science,” he says. “At Summerhays Landscaping, we’re passionate about making sure we don’t waste water. Unfortunately, there are very big differences in efficiencies between a good design and a poorly designed sprinkler system. We invest in education to keep up on the best technologies, and keep us at the front of efficient designs.”

The Summerhays Landscaping crew applied many eco-friendly practices when they handled the landscaping, sprinkler system, planting and more outdoor projects for the Hidden Valley Country Club pool, 11820 S. Highland Drive in Sandy. They also took care of the gravel, mulch and bark.

As a private, member-owned country club on 250-plus acres of pristine land, Hidden Valley is a golfer’s paradise, tucked away on Salt Lake Valley’s beautiful east bench. But, Ryan and his team made sure the pool and cabana area at the club meshed well with the incredible mountain and valley views from the location.

He says they were selected to be Hidden Valley’s partner specifically for the custom landscape design and build surrounding the new clubhouse, pool, bocce ball courts and member entertainment areas.

They started with erecting massive rock-retaining walls, followed by installing the irrigation/sprinkling systems, and then placing and planting new trees, plants and vegetation that “brought the area to life,” Ryan says.

“This was a very fun and rewarding project to complete, and the country club was very happy with the end results,” he adds.

Ryan says they also like to handle new construction landscaping as creative partners to homeowners, in addition to routine lawn maintenance, based out of their Draper office located at 134 E. 12300 S.