Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gardening in Southlake Just Got Easier!

Gardening can become overwhelming when you aren’t sure which plants to use or where to place them; or maybe you want plants that use less water with little maintenance.  With the help of the City of Southlake’s Environmental Coordinator, Ashley Carlise and Texas A & M AgriLife, those issues just became a thing of the past! Now residents can save water and be environmentally friendly at the same time.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Horticulturists have created UPlantIt gardens for Southlake residents to simplify your gardening needs and help you create a beautiful, blossoming landscape from spring to fall.

The UPlantIt gardens are boxed into 2 ft. X 1 ft. containers that hold 32 starter plants with 14 different plant varieties. The plants need full sun to part shade to thrive and can cover up to 125 sq. ft. of landscape and reach a mature height of 1 to 6ft. The plants are locally grown, native and adapted to North Texas and support pollinating species.

AgriLife has also designed a PLANT-BY-NUMBERS concept to simplify your gardening goals even further. Each plant is tagged and numbered to correspond with three professionally designed landscape layouts .

Each box is $95 dollars and is available for purchase now until August 4 or until supplies last. The boxes will be available to pick up on Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m.-Noon at four pre-selected locations:

  • McKinney Community Center- 2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney, TX 75070
  • Upper Trinity Regional Water District- 900 North Kealy Street, Lewisville, TX 75067
  • Resource Connection of Tarrant County- 2300 Circle Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76119
  • Texas A&M AgriLife, Dallas Center- 17360 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX, 75252

To order now, visit: https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/products/uplantit-gardens/ and click “CLICK HERE TO ORDER”!

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