Are you trying to figure out new landscaping schemes for your backyard? Summer is the perfect time to do it. If you need ideas, here are three you may want to consider:
1. Plant a “centerpiece” tree
The Texas state tree is the pecan: not only is it beautiful, it also produces delicious nuts. If you have room in your yard, this tree can reach up to 100 feet tall, you may want to consider putting a pecan in place. This would be an especially good idea if you would like to have one large shade tree in your backyard with a presence that commands attention.
2. Create miniature hills
To do this, you’ll need to order dirt from a landscaping company. Pack the dirt to create slopes and hills, then plant grass seed in the dirt. You can dress up your mini-hills with Texas native flowers like the bluebonnet, but other non-native species like the daisy also do well.
3. Border with small trees
Plant native or non-native Texas trees along the borders of your property. If you already have a fence, they can add extra privacy. Some good choices include the Texas ebony, which reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet; the vitex, grows to approximately the same height as a Texas ebony but also produces purple flowers; or the crapemyrtle, which is smaller than the other two trees, but produces lovely red flowers. Make sure to plant your choices in moist, well-drained soil and be sure to space each tree at least 5 feet apart.
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