Here are some tips on how to maintain a landscape in North Texas during the month of February:
- Draft a plan of your garden. Plan the arrangement of your gardens even before spring season comes. Be sure that you order and purchase in advance the different kinds of seeds, tools, and equipment you need for your Texas type of landscaping. Identify as well a central theme before you begin landscaping. If you want more privacy, select tall shrubs and trees. On the other hand, if you wish to have a more colorful environment, create a walking path full of different kinds of flowers.
- Plant gladiolas at the start of the month. Once you begin sowing gladiolas during the first part of February, see to it that you continue to plant them twice a month until March.
- Remove bagworms. Regularly check on the coniferous plants such as junipers and other evergreen plants for presence of bagworms during the entire month of February. This is a vital measure in the maintenance of your Northern Texas landscape. If you allow a large number of bagworms to thrive in your plants, they will increase in number on the soft and tender needles. Get rid of the bags and proceed to burn them.
- Add variety to your garden. Try to plant the following for your garden: tomatoes, peppers, periwinkles, and marigolds. To attract more butterflies, plant flowers with a lot of colors such as violet, red, and yellow. Lilac bushes are also beautiful additions to a North Texas landscape, along with daisies and buttercups.
- Add exotic flowers and other tropical plants. You can come up with a tropical oasis in your garden or back yard by creating a pond in two corners. After you dig the pond, line up stones and native plants and flowers along the external border. Build an elevated, slanted hill around the back of the ponds. You can do this by putting on additional dirt. Plant many flowers on the slope to make it more visually appealing. Tropical plants that you can include hibiscus flowers, palm trees, bamboo plants and Satsuma mandarin. These grow well in North Texas.
- Go natural. To eliminate larvae from your plants, use sulfur dust and lemon mint. Using natural elements and procedures in maintaining your North Texas landscape will help you lessen the consumption of artificial chemicals. In turn, this reduces the risk of such chemicals to penetrate the water table.
It is quite simple to do North Texas landscaping because a lot of non-native plants and local species thrive in this region. There are also some non-native plants that require additional nurturing to grow well. You might need to fully prepare the soil by conducting tilling and composting. Remember also that in designing and maintaining your landscape, take into consideration your personal taste and preference.