For success in landscaping in Texas, you'll need help in battling climatic extremes. Native plants will be some of your best allies, as they have already adapted to your environment. The mission of the South Texas Natives Web site is "to develop and promote native plants for the restoration and reclamation of habitats." Browse their native plant photos to gain some ideas for low-maintenance landscaping in Texas.
But plants are only part of the equation for successful landscaping in Texas; there are special considerations for hardscape, as well. My Route 66 journey took me through the Panhandle, affording me an up-close glimpse of landscaping in Texas. Among the many things that are "bigger in Texas," one is the wind. Not just any landscape edging will stand up to the Texas wind: A sturdy metal edging is recommended.
Related resource: Another Picture of Landscaping in Texas
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