Watersmart Landscapes

Watersmart Landscapes A partnership between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Sea Grant, part of the Texas A&M University System. A WaterSmart yard utilizes plants and practices that require less water plus little or no fertilizers and pesticides.

With minimal grass cover and maximum use of native and adapted plants, the WaterSmart landscape is beautiful and easy to maintain and environmentally friendly. The WaterSmart is a program by the Texas Coastal Watershed Program.

Mission: Empowering Texas’ coastal citizens through leadership and facilitating positive changes in coastal waters, habitats, and communities

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To attract wildlife to your landscape, you need to provide them with food, water, shelter, and a place to raise their yo...
08/24/2017

To attract wildlife to your landscape, you need to provide them with food, water, shelter, and a place to raise their young. Feeders, birdbaths, and native plants can help you meet these needs and create a haven for wildlife in your backyard.

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08/17/2017

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A WaterSmart yard utilizes plants and practices the require little water plus little to no fertilizers and pesticides.
08/10/2017

A WaterSmart yard utilizes plants and practices the require little water plus little to no fertilizers and pesticides.

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08/03/2017

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Native plants can be a beautiful addition to your yard. They will also bring in native pollinators such as bees, butterf...
07/27/2017

Native plants can be a beautiful addition to your yard. They will also bring in native pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard.

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07/20/2017

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07/13/2017

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Happy Fourth of July from WaterSmart Landscapes
07/04/2017

Happy Fourth of July from WaterSmart Landscapes

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06/29/2017

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WaterSmart gardens can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, looks and host a wide variety of plants.
06/22/2017

WaterSmart gardens can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, looks and host a wide variety of plants.

Add structural interest to your garden. Birdbaths, garden structures, and even sculptures can add a personal signature t...
06/15/2017

Add structural interest to your garden. Birdbaths, garden structures, and even sculptures can add a personal signature to your landscape.

When planting avoid straight lines and hard edges. Curved planting beds enhance the natural look of the landscapes and i...
06/08/2017

When planting avoid straight lines and hard edges. Curved planting beds enhance the natural look of the landscapes and incorporate good basic landscape design. Remember there are no straight lines in nature.

Have you signed up for our seminar yet? Register here: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Water for the WaterSmart: Strat...
06/01/2017
AgriLife Register: Upcoming

Have you signed up for our seminar yet? Register here: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Water for the WaterSmart: Strategies for Water Efficient Landscapes seminar. We have great speakers and topics lined up.

Extension Conference Services provides administrative and support services designed to assist in the development, promotion and delivery of quality Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research workshops and online courses. Extension Conference Services offers a multitude of services…

When planning for your yard or garden, create borders or setbacks. Neat edges create the appearance of order, even if it...
05/25/2017

When planning for your yard or garden, create borders or setbacks. Neat edges create the appearance of order, even if it’s ordered chaos. Setback planting - placing trees and flowers behind the sidewalk and out of the right of way - will help keep the plants from hanging over curbs or sidewalks.

05/23/2017
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Did you know May 27-29 is a state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” which include plants, trees, grasses, irrigation equipment, mulch, soil, compost and more. Watch this short video for more information. http://bit.ly/2raaAuo

This event could be of interest to vegetable growers out there.
05/22/2017

This event could be of interest to vegetable growers out there.

Read more and let's hang out. http://bit.ly/2orz3cl

Vary your plant selection size, color, and texture. Landscapes are more interesting and visually appealing when plants w...
05/18/2017

Vary your plant selection size, color, and texture. Landscapes are more interesting and visually appealing when plants with varying characteristics are planted together to form a rich tapestry.

Have you signed up for our seminar yet? Register here: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Water for the WaterSmart: Strat...
05/15/2017
AgriLife Register: Upcoming

Have you signed up for our seminar yet? Register here: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Water for the WaterSmart: Strategies for Water Efficient Landscapes seminar. We have great speakers and topics lined up.

Extension Conference Services provides administrative and support services designed to assist in the development, promotion and delivery of quality Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research workshops and online courses. Extension Conference Services offers a multitude of services…

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05/11/2017

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05/07/2017

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How many different wildflowers have you seen this year?
05/06/2017

How many different wildflowers have you seen this year?

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05/05/2017

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What is your favorite wildflower?
05/04/2017

What is your favorite wildflower?

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05/03/2017

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What is your favorite wildflower to grow?
05/02/2017

What is your favorite wildflower to grow?

Today is the first day of National Wildflower Week!
05/01/2017

Today is the first day of National Wildflower Week!

For visual impact, plant in masses. Native plants are sometimes less showy than traditional landscape plants. Planting t...
04/27/2017

For visual impact, plant in masses. Native plants are sometimes less showy than traditional landscape plants. Planting them in large groups
offers eye-catching interest.

The WaterSmart Program had several successful Earth Day Events over the weekend!
04/25/2017

The WaterSmart Program had several successful Earth Day Events over the weekend!

04/22/2017

Happy Earth Day from WaterSmart Landscapes!

When planting think “plant communities.” Create planting zones by grouping species found in naturally occurring areas su...
04/20/2017

When planting think “plant communities.” Create planting zones by grouping species found in naturally occurring areas such as wetlands, prairies, or shaded forests. The plants in these zones will have similar light and moisture requirements.

How many caterpillars have you seen out in your garden or yard this spring? Have you seen any of these Monarch caterpill...
04/18/2017

How many caterpillars have you seen out in your garden or yard this spring? Have you seen any of these Monarch caterpillars?

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04/13/2017

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Have you checked out our latest blog post yet? It called WaterSmart Landscape Examples. You can read it here: http://bit...
04/10/2017
WaterSmart Landscape Examples

Have you checked out our latest blog post yet? It called WaterSmart Landscape Examples. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/2opVG0P

A WaterSmart landscapes focuses on three main principles: conserving water, improving water quality and providing habitat for wildlife. This is achieved by using native and adapted plants, using li…

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