Landscaping

We offer landscaping education, workshops and instruction ranging from what trees, plants and grasses work best in various landscape designs to front and backyard landscaping ideas. From native landscaping to xeriscapes and reduction of water usage, Texans have a range of resources designed for all yards across the state.

Related Departments: Horticultural Sciences, Soil and Crop Sciences

 

 

 

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Texas Superstar Plants

Texas Superstar plants are specially recognized for superior performance in tough growing conditions in Texas.
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Publications

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Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as: The weather conditions during which the burn […]

Publication

Fall is an excellent time of year to prepare for a prosperous, successful spring growing season. This publication focuses on early sanitization practices to minimize the risk of plant disease in your garden. (2 Pages)

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This calendar illustrates year-round maintenance of St. Augustinegrass for the lawn, providing guidance on establishment, weed control, fertilization, and more. (1 page)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

Texas Superstar plants are specially recognized for superior performance in tough growing conditions in Texas.

Program

Earth-Kind® Landscaping uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum garden and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment.

Program

The Texas Master Gardener program trains and supports a network of volunteers to provide horticultural-related information within their communities.

Courses

Course

This online course will enable land managers to select and restore the best grasses for their goals. Objectives:select plants native to Texas;explain biological characteristics of relevant grasses;describe soil factors;predict vegetation based on ecoregions;select seeds;prepare your seedbed;determine proper planting times;acquire necessary equipment;manage grasses once planted.

Course

Once you finish this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion shows that you have completed the course, but does not qualify for continuing education credit, or CEU. A separate version of this course will be made available for CEU credit. Once the CEU version of the course is available, a link will be added here.

This course is intended for professional turfgrass parks and recreation managers, sports field managers, or landscaping specialists.

Course

Once you finish this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion shows that you have completed the course, but does not qualify for continuing education credit, or CEU. A separate version of this course will be made available for CEU credit. Once the CEU version of the course is available, a link will be added here.

This course is intended for park and public works professionals, hourly workers, and volunteers.

All Resources on Landscaping

  • Publication

    Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as: The weather conditions during which the burn […]

  • Publication

    Fall is an excellent time of year to prepare for a prosperous, successful spring growing season. This publication focuses on early sanitization practices to minimize the risk of plant disease in your garden. (2 Pages)

  • Publication

    This calendar illustrates year-round maintenance of St. Augustinegrass for the lawn, providing guidance on establishment, weed control, fertilization, and more. (1 page)

  • Publication

    The addition of tannins in winemaking can provide many benefits, such as improving the clarity, taste, and texture of wines. This publication walks through the entire winemaking process, indicating what tannins to add and how to use them. (9 pages.)

  • Publication

    This publication describes the importance of nitrogen’ presence in a vineyard’ soil. Nitrogen provides many benefits to a vineyard, often promoting the vine’ growth and vigor to produce a more flavorful and aromatic crop. (4 pages.)

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