North Central Texas Smartscape
Texas SmartScape™ utilizes xeriscape principles, but goes beyond the basics by providing design, care, and plant search tools that are "Smart" for North Central Texas. Learn more...
This Program Will Show You How To
Conserve water and save $Money$ on your water bills; beautify your home and local environment; attract native butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife; and prevent / help reduce storm water pollution!
2016 Texas SmartScape Voter Guide
Staff and SmartScape participant communities have been hard at work creating the third edition of the Texas SmartScape digital magazine. This magazine highlights a few of our favorite plants in a fun and interesting way. This isn’t your usual, boring, botanical name and basic information. This magazine is packed full of beautiful images, helpful tips, and style guides for your landscape.
Please feel free to download, link to, share, post, read out loud to anyone passing by! We just want to get the word out about the water conservation and stormwater quality benefits of using native plants that require less water and maintenance while still providing a beautiful landscape year round.
Don't forget to "cast your vote" at one of our plant sales. Find out about event locations, times, and more.
March is Texas SmartScape Month
Beautiful, Maintainable, Sustainable
Texas SmartScape™ plants should thrive in the wide range of temperature and moisture conditions typical in North Texas. These hardy plants are rarely plagued by major pest problems, thus reducing or even eliminating the need for pesticides which can contaminate our waters and potentially harm wildlife. They are also capable of maintaining healthy, vigorous growth in our region's soils without the use of much—or any—fertilizer. Once native and adapted plants are established, they require much less water than other plants which allows you to have a beautiful, maintainable, and sustainable yard.
2016 Texas SmartScape Plant Sale
Searching for the best candidates for your landscape? This spring, Texas SmartScape™ plants hope to win your vote. These plants are native or adapted to North Central Texas, so they can thrive—come rain or shine—with little to no pesticides or fertilizers and less water. This means you can save money and still have a beautiful yard. Some of these plants also attract birds, bees, and butterflies.
Come to one of the plant sales hosted by member cities of the Texas SmartScape program and participating retailers to get a deal on select Texas SmartScape plants. You can also get ideas and tips for landscaping by talking with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist. Most locations will have fun events for kids too! Learn more.
(Note: The April 30th plant sales in Plano, Richardson, and Waxahachie were cancelled due to weather conditions. These events will not be rescheduled. The cancelled March 19 plant sales in Cleburne and Lewisville have been rescheduled to May 21.) Learn more.
Use this search tool to identify which plants will work for you.
- SmartScape related events and classes: View all events.
- WANTED- SmartScape plant photos. Our plant database can now support multiple images of each plant. Submit plant photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- List of SmartScape-friendly companies.
- Nurseries/landscape companies: Partnership opportunities. [pdf]
- We want to know if you've attempted to use SmartScape ideas and techniques in your yard! Share your SmartScape.
- Interested in helping us expand Texas SmartScape to other regions in Texas? Contact us at email@example.com for more information.