We are starting from scratch in our backyard (approx. 200'x60')in Central Texas (Cedar Park). The yard faces West. What do you recommend for plants, trees, shrubs and grass that are native and will require less water and care. We do want to provide food for beneficial insects, birds and butterflies. We also need to accomplish some type of screening on the north side of the property. Deer and rodent resistent plants would be a plus.
Native grasses for chain link fenceline in Nash, TX April 29, 2009 - I have chain link fence all the way around my yard and I am getting tired of having to weed eat along the fence line. I am looking for some type of year round decorative plant or grass (preferably on... view the full question and answer
Plants for small shady area with clay soil August 09, 2011 - Many people have space between the sidewalk and the street in front of their homes. In that space in front of our house is a growing maple that provides a lot of shade.
The space is very dry, with... view the full question and answer
The effect of plant growth regulators (PGRs) on tall grass species January 25, 2009 - I have a question about some established native grass areas that we have on our golf course in eastern Missouri. For the past eight or nine years we have been working hard to transition these areas f... view the full question and answer
Landscaper recommends non-native zoysia in Austin April 05, 2013 - My landscaper recommends using "zoysia" grass throughout my new lawn, in full shade, partly shaded, and non-shaded areas, including in the gaps between leuder stone walks. I haven't heard about th... view the full question and answer
Drought tolerant grass with little need for mowing for Hill Country of Texas November 17, 2011 - What grass would you recommend for the hill country of Texas that is drought tolerant and does not need frequent mowing? view the full question and answer