We are heading into the Texas summer heat and thoughts of drought and low lake levels are on everyone’s minds. There are ways that all of us can help. Using native and/or adapted plants is a simple way and also brings beauty and oxygen to our world.
Native plants have adapted to our hot, dry conditions and will require far less water. They’ve also evolved to handle our local bugs and pests, so they’ll stay healthier and so will you because you won’t be needing those carcinogenic chemicals! Less pesticide use also means less chemicals running into our waterways.
These local lovelies also attract birds and butterflies, exponentially increasing the beauty of your landscape. Add a rain barrel or two, and you may never pay to water your landscape again!
So go forth and plant green! And yellow, and purple and red…