Topic: Native plants

Long Live the Lawn

May 5, 2014
Long Live the Lawn

In many areas across the United States, some planners, developers and homeowner associations are saying, "Lawns really don't work here. Grasses can't survive.

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Landscaping with Austin's climate in mind

Aug. 12, 2011
Xeriscaped plantings like this one require less maintenance, including water, than traditional plantings.

The university is transforming plant beds around campus into xeriscaped spaces with native plants that require less watering.

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Water wisely

July 19, 2011
Water wisely

Vegetation suffers in the unyielding Texas heat, too. Help your plants weather the drought with watering tips from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

April 14, 2011

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

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Moderate Early Spring Wildflower Displays, With Added Rain Boosting Late Bloomers

March 8, 2011

Little rain last fall means Texas bluebonnets and other early spring wildflowers will not be as impressive as last year's display, according to The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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