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Grow Green offers numerous publications to help you design, install, and maintain an earth-wise landscape.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a common sense approach to managing pests. Landscapes are monitored regularly, problems properly identified, severity considered, control options evaluated; and then, selected least-toxic control(s) are implemented
Find useful information to help you create an attractive earth-friendly landscape. Good planning and design will lead to a landscape that reflects the character of central Texas, conserves resources, and protects our environment.
Opportunities await! Get helpful information to enhance your sustainable landscape services. Learn about urban landscaping challenges and techniques to address them from local business, non-profit and City of Austin professionals.
Choose plants that are native and well-adapted. Most Central Texas native plants are naturally drought-tolerant, resistant to pests and diseases, require less fertilizing and pesticides, and are important sources of food for wildlife.
A rain garden is a low area that absorbs and filters rain water runoff that comes from roofs, sidewalks, and driveways. Rain runs off the hard surfaces, collects in the shallow depression, and slowly soaks into the soil. They are usually planted with colorful native plants and grasses.
Grow Green to help the environment and to save money. The City of Austin offers a variety of rebates, grants and free landscaping items to help you create your earth-wise garden. Visit www.growgreen.org for gardening information.
Items listed have varying eligibilities, one-time limits, and pre-approvals so be sure to review details to make sure you qualify.
Austin scientists are finding high levels of nitrates and increasing detections of the pesticide atrazine, in monitoring samples. Both are believed to be tied to use of weed and feed products that contain fertilizer and pre emergent weed killer.