Green Landscaping Tips
Being "green" takes on a whole new meaning when dealing with landscaping. Did you know that you can create aesthetically beautiful landscapes with plants that provide color to your yard year round and use less water than having turf grass? Xeriscaping your lawn means using native plants that are adapted to the Central Texas climate. They require less water and thrive in the hot Texas summers. By selecting native plants you can create stunning landscapes, live green, and save green.
The City of Hutto landscaping ordinance (10.401.1) encourages landscaping to create a tree canopy over the city to increase shade and promote climate control, promote conservation of water, purify the air, provide wildlife habitat, prevent erosion, and to preserve existing and native trees and vegetation. Native plants that are adapted to USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8b should be selected.
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