Use Earth-Kind® landscaping principles and practices to create beautiful, low maintenance landscapes, while conserving and protecting natural resources and the environment. Reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides that you use in your landscape.
Is your landscape contributing to a healthy and sustainable environment?
Earth-kind Quick Start:
Planning the home Landscape
Americans spend tremendous amounts of money “landscaping” their businesses, homes, streets, parks, schools, etc. Much of this money is wasted, however, because of little or no planning. Ideally, you should consult a professional landscape architect or designer on planning, but you can produce good results if you follow these steps.
- Draw a Base Plan
- List your Landscape Needs
- Study your Site
- Diagram Space Needs
- Choose Materials
- Making Plant Selections
- Constructing the Landscape
- Create Visual Effects with Accessories
Earth-Kind Plant Selector
The Earth-Kind Plant Selector, part of the Texas Urban Landscape Guide, is an extremely useful tool for selecting the right plant for a specific location. Each plant in the database is rated for heat tolerance, drought tolerance, pest tolerance, soil requirement and fertility requirement based on region.