You may think of our beautiful Texas hill country as the land of wine and peaches, but it is also the land of natural beauty. Low maintenance Dallas gardens might be the beautiful easy to take care of addition you need. Wildflowers and seasonal blooms add a unique Texas flair. These plants also protect the soil and help limit the need for fertilizers and pesticides.

The Hill Country has embraced Xeriscape landscaping as its dominant style. It is environmentally friendly and allows the native features to shine. When I say native, you might be thinking cactus and rocks – and while that is part of what Texas has to offer – Texas also has a variety of colorful flowers and hearty evergreens. One way to incorporate these plants is to layer different shades of green and to experiment with different textures.

North and Central Texas Native Plants


Selecting native Texas hardy plants, such as those listed below, for your garden not only work with Mother Nature, but they’re also a good investment as they’re more likely to survive our brutal Texas summers as well as have low water and fertilizer requirements.

  • Asian jasmine
  • Rosemary
  • Yucca
  • Honey Mesquite
  • Southern magnolia
  • Angel Trumpet (not for pet households—the plant is poisonous)
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Cone Flower
  • Columbine
  • Coreopsis

Another way to showcase native beauty is to use hardscaping. Adding areas of stone, brick pavers or crushed granite helps add contrast and focus the eye on soft scaping of your plants. Using the southwest style or native pottery helps to add the cohesive ‘Texas’ feel.

Low Maintenance Dallas Gardens

Splendid Gardens provides professional landscape services to Dallas and surrounding cities in North Texas. We take great pride in delivering customized services to each client. We always recommend incorporating native Texas hardy plants into your landscape design, we’d love to share our list of proven performers in north Texas with you. Our experienced teams provide a variety of services including landscape design, installation, scheduled maintenance services, custom flagstone, and redesign of existing landscapes.  We always remove and recycle maintenance clippings and trimmings as well as old plantings and actively give back to the community by volunteering our services to local projects in need.

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