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
North Texas Residents, keep an eye out for this year's "Plant Native" SmartScape flyer in your water bill.
This march marked the 13th annual "March is Texas SmartScape® Month." SmartScape Month is a regionally coordinated effort to promote the water conservation, pollution prevention, recycling, composting, and waste reduction principles of Texas SmartScape. SmartScape plants are native and adapted to the Texas climate and need less water and fertilizer to thrive even in the heat of Texas summers. In addition, the Texas SmartScape program encourages proper design, care, and maintenance techniques to better protect the environment. Since March is an active month for landscaping, this is an excellent time to make your yard a SmartScape yard by planting native and adapted plants.
Welcome to our New Site!
The original SmartScape® website was designed in 2003 and was adapted from a CD-ROM program that was produced in 2001. The internet has changed quite a bit since then and the old website has become out-dated. Many people gave us some great suggestions through our online survey and as a result, we have been working hard to redesign and update the Texas SmartScape® website. In addition to a new look, we will be updating the popular plant database, photo gallery, and we will be coming out with new tools to help you design a SmartScape garden at your own home. Keep Checking back often as these new items will be implemented over the next couple of months.
Take TxSmartScape.com with you! Our site is now mobile friendly. You get all the same great information in a format that is easy to read and quick to load on a smart phone. Now you can look up a plant instantly while standing in the nursery!
Scan this QR Code with your smartphone to visit TxSmartscape.com on your mobile device!
Be sure to bookmark it for easy access.
Use this search tool to identify which plants will work for you.
- FREE SmartScape Training Class: View all events.
- WANTED- SmartScape plant photos. Our plant database can now support multiple images of each plant, submit plant photos to Tracy Michel.
- List of SmartScape-friendly companies.
- Nurseries/landscape companies: Partnership opportunities. [pdf]
- Take our short SmartScape survey! We want to know if you've attempted to use SmartScape ideas and techniques in your yard!
- Interested in helping us expand Texas SmartScape to other regions in Texas? Contact Tracy Michel for more information.