Welcome to Texas SmartScape
Texas SmartScape™ is helping to promote education on pollution prevention through efficient and effective water use for the benefit of our citizens.
SmartScapes are NOT
- Desert 'scapes
- Rock gardens
- Cactus plants
- Well adapted to the Texas heat
- Drought tolerant
- Pest and disease resistant
- Attractants of beneficial animals and insects
By Using Native and Adaptive Plants, you
- Conserve precious water
- Reduce stormwater runoff
- Prevent water pollution
- Provide wildlife habitat
- SAVE TIME AND MONEY!
7 Steps to a Smart Yard
No matter what point you are starting from, you can add ease, comfort, and enjoyment to your yard or garden by using native and adapted plants.
1. Plan and Design
Start with the end in mind. Once you have a solid idea of what you want, look critically at what you've got.
2. Reduce Turf
Less turf means more time to enjoy your lawn, and more money saved because you won't have to water as much.
Organic matter is the key to a solid foundation to help your plants thrive. Compost helps to condition the soil.
The right plant in the right place. Use the SmartScape plant database to find native and adapted plants.
Regularity and moderation should guide your maintenance schedule. Avoid excessive pruning as natural beauty softens the landscape.