So far this spring season, there’s a third cold front that’s about to hit Houston and a foot of snow landing in Colorado. However, that summer sun will soon be out to stay, and it’s time to get your yard in order. It’s no secret that we’re a band of professional irrigators that produce yard landscaping and design, so we wanted to share a few tips with you for this spring season. In the wake of Earth Week, we also wanted to circle the theme around sustainable landscaping practices that are simple enough to add to your backyard to-do list
1) Native plants that dig in during droughts
After living in drought conditions for the past few years, this much rain in the area has almost confused most Houston residents. Although, we’ve gotten more than nine inches so far, it’s still a great idea to plan for the worst rays come late summer. At Cypress Lawn, we like to promote the planting of native flora and fauna to not only conserve water, but the green in your back pocket too. In the Houston area, we have a little list of native go-to plants that splash color- not a ton of water –onto your lawn:
Note: The four below all bloom brightly and can withstand the Texas heat.
- Queen palms
- Bottle brushes
- Yellow bells
- Knock-out roses
2) Yard Landscaping Tip: Plants crave morning coffee too
Don’t dump your coffee grounds or the rest that’s in the kettle! Did you know that coffee grounds contain an enormous amount of nitrogen for plants? Simply sprinkle used grounds over your lawn, tree roots and house plants. You’ll be amazed at how wilting and weak plants bounce back after a few sprinkles of morning jo.
3) Put idle terracottas to work: Plant a small herb garden in unused pots
They mostly hide in groups in the garage, so it won’t be hard to locate the extra planters for yard landscaping tip three. If you have vacant pots sitting around, now’s the perfect time to plant a mini herb garden that can be dotted with:
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Cypress Lawn provides landscaping services in the Houston area by a staff with a combined, 30 years of experience. Contact them if you’d like to request more of their services.