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2018 Publications

The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas is a comprehensive guide for the beginner gardener or anyone new to gardening in the region. Click the image to view the full guide. 

2017 Publications

This guide on attracting beneficial wildlife to your landscape will help you create a bustling ecosystem for optimal plant growth and a natural habitat for beneficial animals. Click to begin attracting wildlife to your landscape today.

This guide helps readers select plants that are suited to their regions for optimal growth. Click to learn how to build your strongest landscape with regionally native and adapted plants.

This short guide shows readers the best practices for picking, planting and maintaining trees for optimal success. Click the image to learn how to cultivate your best trees.

This comprehensive guide includes information on plant selection, irrigation, landscape design and maintenance. Click the image to learn the holistic approach to building a beautiful, resilient landscape. 

This guide teaches the reader to turn household organic waste into nutrient-rich compost that can be added to native soils for healthy, beautiful, resilient plants. Click the image to begin making your own compost today.

This short guide provides basic tips on incorporating edible plants for an aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance landscape. Click to learn how to use edible plants in your landscape design. 

This D.I.Y. Guide offers everything the reader needs to begin harvesting rainwater at home. Click the image to learn how to build a rain harvesting barrel from beginning to end. 

This resource identifies the turfgrass varieties most strongly suited to North Texas and care requirements for each. Click the image for help selecting the best turf for your application. 

This guide provides the reader with comprehensive information on maintaining beautiful, healthy lawns with few resources, namely water. Click the image to learn how to build great turf easily. 

This guide offers tips and best practices for selecting and growing healthy plants in the shade. Click the image to learn which plants thrive in lower light conditions. 

This D.I.Y. guide leads the reader through best, high efficiency/low-maintenance practices for growing successful vegetables. Click to grow your best vegetables today. 

One-page graphic guides

Right Plant, Right Place for Winter

This quick reference includes all the information you need for a thriving landscape through the cold winter months. Click the image to learn the best techniques for growing your own winter wonder land!

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