Grow Green offers numerous publications to help you design, install, and maintain an earth-wise landscape.

Plant Selection

Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide - (Searchable - Downloadable)

Tree Selector - Texas A&M Forest Service

More plant selection tips

Landscape Design

Cool Spaces

Landscape Design Overview

Rain Garden

A drought-tolerant landscape does not have to be just cactus and rocks. You can have a beautiful, colorful yard that provides great enjoyment. Below are ten design templates to fit many different tastes and needs. Most are templates from demonstration gardens around town so that you can also see what they look like when planted. While some may look like major investments, you can use these templates as a guide and plant small areas as time and funding allow.

Demonstration Garden Map

Austin City Hall - 301 W. Second Street  

Howson Branch Library - 2500 Exposition

One Texas Center - 505 Barton Springs Road

Zilker Botanical Garden - 220 Barton Springs Road

Parks and Recreation Headquarters - 200 South Lamar Boulevard

Design Templates

Request a template by mail.

Installation & Maintenance

Avoid Weed and Feed

Installation and Maintenance Overview

Integrated Pest Management


Lawn Care

Lawn Problems

Product Toxicity Ratings

Tree Care

Insects & Pests-related

Visit the FAQ section of Integrated Pest Management webpage for fact sheets on pests.

Resources in Spanish