The truth of gardening and landscaping is that you can grow anything anywhere if you have the right soil, good temperatures, and a green thumb for gardens. When dealing with natural landscapes, you can choose to add a garden or you can stick with the yard you have, but better through diligent care and cultivation.
Some yards in the dryer, hotter climates in the Midwest are fried with dried grasses and hard, packed dirt. This is mostly due to neglect, but you can improve the look and feel of your yard using the following elements to cultivate a stellar landscape.
Grass Up Your Yard and Feed the Soil!
The Midwest is known for its dry, sweltering summers, some of which require restrictions on water. Luckily, there are low-maintenance options, like some of the native grasses in Texas.
For example, Buffalograss and Blue Grama are combo seeds that feed the soils as they grow. Ergo, you get better soil with enriched grass that will only need to be mowed once or twice per year.
Add a Low Maintenance Garden for Variation
Look into a vegetable garden and a few fruit trees for your yard; something low maintenance that thrives in heat and dry, like bell peppers, squash, corn, and jalapenos. As for fruits, cherry trees thrive in Texas in the summertime.
Side note: You can also plant native flowers and shrubs as natural fences to line your property.
You’re a Landscaper and Gardener
Being a gardener and landscaper requires skill and hands-on experience, both things that you will get from landscaping your own yard in Texas. Sure, it’s not at professional levels, but you can cultivate a beautiful yard for yourself and your household.
Be proud of your accomplishments when you look over the greenery of your yard and think, “I did that!”