Now that you have your garden set up, the next step is maintaining it so it continues to be a habitat for wildlife and beautify your home. Here are some tips on how to keep your new native plant garden happy and lively.
- Check out the Guide to Yard Care for a detailed rundown on how to tend to your new garden in an environmentally conscious way.
- Trust the process. These species of plants can take months to sprout and grow fully. Keep caring for them in the beginning, because once they’re fully matured it’ll be a lot less maintenance.
- Try to avoid the use of fertilizer, as it may be too harsh for these native species. They can thrive just fine with dirt, mulch, or the like.
For more resources on how to care for your new garden, check out The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for more in-depth information.
Now that you know how to create a native plant garden, you’re ready to add to Texas’ beautiful wildlife and nature. In doing so, you’ll be helping to protect habitats, save water, and beautify your home all at once!