๐ŸŒตย Should you go native?

Choosing native plants for your landscaping can be a smart investment of your money and time.

Why it matters: Native plants have adapted to local soil, light and moisture conditions.

  • Requiring less maintenance and providing recurring satisfaction.

๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ The big picture: The most important factor is choosing plants that are well adapted to local conditions.

  • Which you can even create โ€” like using pine bark mulch to create the acidic environment azaleas love (a topic for another email). ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ”ฌ Zoom in: Here are a 3 of my favorite perennials โ€” not native to Texas โ€” that have thrived for at least 5 years through our weather extremes in Dallas:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Society Garlic โ€”> clump forming with narrow leaves and large clusters of fragrant, violet flowers.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Daylily โ€”> clump forming with attractive yellow flowers.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Salvia โ€”> shrub like with small flowers โ€” nearly 1000 varieties exist this plant from the sage family.

โœ… For your Smart Homeowner list

  • If youโ€™re tired of guessing and want great advice on what to plant and where to plant it โ€ฆ
  • Skip the big box store and spend some time at a local nursery where they love educating and helping. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Best,

Travis

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