March is SmartScape month, and this year's theme is "Plants that thrive, rain or shine."
Texas SmartScape™ plants are plants that are known to thrive in the wide range of temperature and moisture conditions typical in North Texas. These hardy plants are much less likely to be affected 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.
So when you are thinking about sprucing up your yard this spring, think about Texas native plants and use our plant database search tool to help you find the best plants for your yard.