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Zeroing in on Xeriscape

Before you nix the xeriscape, know this: It doesn't mean you have to convert your lawn to a rock garden. Nor do you have to go cold turkey on turfgrass. But you do have to keep seven principles in mind.


Green is a Color, Too

Patios don't need sunshine or water to grow, and there are plenty of plants that thrive in shade or part-shade. So do yourself a favor and make your shady backyard an asset and the best space at your house to hang out and entertain. 


Hedging Your Bets

Evergreen shrubs add more than just winter color to your landscape. When arranged properly — grouped in threes according to size and light requirements — they add interesting pattern and texture. And certain native varieties are practically indestructible.


No Watering Needed

El Niño and winter seemed to have left us. However, multiple weather stations across Central Texas have given us the same report: no water needed this week.

Mark Peterson, Conservation Project Coordinator

Ask the Garden Geek

Need tips for your garden or have questions about saving water? Ask an expert!

Find Your Plant

Explore the wealth of native and adapted plants and find the one just right for your corner of Texas. 

Design Your Landscape

Use our expertly designed landscape plans for your home.

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