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Topic: Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing. We have had triple digit days already and we will soon be feeling and seeing the effects in the landscape. There are many different water wise plants that thrive in the heat. Many different Texas natives do well along with some blooming trees that do very well. Even though we are out of the drought, water conservation should still be on our minds. Choosing the right plants and maintaining the soil moisture should be done. Native plants that do well during our summers are derived from plants you sometimes see along the roadside and have been cultivated to work within a home or urban landscape. Another key factor is proper soils and mulch when maintaining proper moisture. A healthy soil with proper mulching will protect delicate root systems, maintain moisture and temperature. How are you maintaining your landscape this summer? What Texas natives have you planted and are they doing well in your landscape?


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