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!


2015 Texas SmartScape Plant Sale! - NEW DATES ADDED!

Plant Sale

Texas SmartScape has teamed up with The Home Depot, Ron’s Organics, Shades of Green, Weston Gardens, and our member cities in the DFW Area to bring you savings on native and adapted Texas plants!

There will be 30 events across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from April through October. Find out about event locations and times, plants on sale, and more. IMPORTANT NOTE: May 30 and June 6 events have been rescheduled for October.

Texas SmartScape Digital Magazine

SmartScape Digital Magazine

SmartScape Chic

Staff and SmartScape participant communities have been hard at work creating the second edition of the Texas SmartScape digital magazine. This 28 page 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. It is our hope that you are inspired to add class and beauty to your landscape with native Texas plants in your own garden.

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.

Check it out!

Yes, Twice a Week IS Enough!

Watering your lawn properly

Fact: It gets hot in Texas.
Fact: Even in 100+ degree heat, twice a week watering will keep your plants healthy.

While twice a week is a good rule of thumb, if you water correctly, you may not even need to water that much. By only watering when your lawn needs it, and watering deeply when you do, you will help build strong, deep roots that are able to support the plant even in drought conditions.

It is also important to pay attention to how much you are watering and tailor your watering methods to your soil conditions. Don’t let the water run into the street because nothing will ever grow there, it’s wasteful, and it will cost you money on your water bill (unless you like throwing money away).

Check out our watering section for more information about proper watering techniques. Also, browse our plant database to find plants, shrubs, and trees that once established will require little to no supplemental watering at all.

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