Documents / Handouts
Common Invasive Plants and Their Possible Native Replacements for Dallas Chapter/Blackland Prairie Ecoregion (PDF, 0.26 MB)
Plant Propagation – A basic guide to sharing your native plants with others through plant propagation (PDF, 1.33 MB)
Inviting Nature Back Home – A complete guide to updating your landscape for Birds, Bees and Butterflies (PDF, 2 MB)
Easy Native Gardens for North Texas – Garden Layouts for Native Plants – Liz Moyer, January 2023 (PDF, 424 KB)
Sustainable Plantings – Texas Native Plants – Liz Moyer, January 2023 (PDF, 108 KB)
Regenerative Research and Teaching Earth-Kind Landscaping – Research-proven techniques to provide maximum garden and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment. (PDF 14 MB)
Native Texas Shade Plants – PDF Compiled by Cindy Kearney
Native Trees for North Texas – NPSOT-NLCP Tree List
Looking for inspiration and help in choosing what to plant in your landscape?
Visit these comprehensive databases of Native Plants for Texas:
NPSOT’s Native Plant Database
Lady Bird Johnson WILDFLOWER CENTER
These sites include ecoregion identification, plant growth needs, and related benefits to birds and insects.
Plant Care Instructions
For best gardening success, group plants according to their moisture and sunlight requirements. Trim native annuals and perennials at the end of June and occasionally throughout the growing season to promote more blooms and to maintain a neater appearance. Trim spring-blooming shrubs after they bloom.
For plants requiring full sun, plant them where they will get at least 6 hours of sun each day. For part sun/part shade, plant them where they will get 2-3 hours of sun each day. For dappled shade, plant them under a tree where the canopy is not so dense as to block the sun out all together. For shade plants, plant them where there is little or no sun.
Most transplanted perennials will establish a root system more quickly in soil that has been amended with compost. Planting Instructions Dig holes a few inches larger than the pot size. Fill holes with water before planting. Let the water drain away and fill the holes again. When the water has drained away, set the plants in the soil at the same depth as they were in the pots. Fill soil around the root ball and gently firm the soil around the plants. Water the plants and mulch with three inches of shredded leaves or bark.
For the first two weeks after planting, keep the soil moist. Most native plants are drought tolerant after they have become established. Very few plants tolerate poor drainage.