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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Landscaping

Publications

Publication

Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

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Turfgrasses are vital to landscapes, athletic fields, and golf courses; they enhance our quality of life.

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Grasses are one of Texas’ most valuable natural resources and this publication gives you information on where to find grasses and identify them.

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 park and public works professionals, hourly workers, and volunteers.

Course

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

All Resources on Landscaping

  • Publication

    Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

  • Publication

    Turfgrasses are vital to landscapes, athletic fields, and golf courses; they enhance our quality of life.

  • Publication

    Grasses are one of Texas’ most valuable natural resources and this publication gives you information on where to find grasses and identify them.

  • Publication

    It is important to select a turfgrass species that is adapted to the climate in your area and to the conditions of the site where it will be planted.

  • Publication

    Coastal communities prone to flooding may benefit from the implementation of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure can help mitigate the adverse effects of flood damage and promote water drainage. This publication presents several types of green infrastructure and their benefits. (2 Pages)

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