From design styles to individual plant selection, it’s reassuring to see what survives Texas’ scorching summers right in your own neighborhood.
Neighborhood strolls inspire many a gardener as we admire everything from design styles to individual plant selection. And in our challenging climate, it’s reassuring to see what successfully survives Texas’ scorching summers right there in your own neighborhood.
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Top Design Tips
Good garden design is not effortless, but you can make your landscape look seamless by incorporating these design principles.
- Balance your landscape with the rule of thirds. Try one-third lawn, one-third landscape beds and one-third patio or other hardscape.
- Odd numbers create an appealing look when planting a bed. Design your garden beds with plants in groups of three, five or seven of the same plant.
- Include focal points in your design to draw attention and guide visitors on a journey around your garden.
- Use a spikes-and-mounds design with agaves, sotols or bunchgrasses to form focal points in the midst of salvias, mistflowers or other perennials.
- Check your plan for winter interest! Select evergreens or other backbone plants that look good year-round and plants with attractive seed heads or bark.
Rule of Thirds
Spikes and Mounds