Definitions of terms used throughout this site.
SmartScape gardens that you can visit to get ideas and see how it is done. Many of the locations also offer classes at various times throughout the spring and summer.
Many excellent books about general Texas gardening and landscaping are available at bookstores, nurseries and libraries. We've listed a few that we found execptionally helpful
A wealth of information is accessible through Texas state agencies such as the Extension Service, Parks & Wildlife and others
A list of nurseries/landscape design/maintenance companies that sell some or all of the SmartScape plants appropriate for the North Central Texas region, are familiar with Texas SmartScape or the concept of using native and adapted plants, and/or incorporate SmartScape ideas and techniques in landscape designs and maintenance.
Other Websites with helpful information
Information about Composting
Native Plant Society of Texas (searchable by chapter sites)
Plant Questions and Answers Have a plant question?Ask the Texas Extension Service experts
Texas Tree Planting Guide
This site is maintained by the Texas Forest Service and provides detailed information about selecting trees.