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Best Plants to Withstand the Texas Heat

When you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, you grow accustomed to the long, hot summers. The plants have to do the same. There are particular local plants of the area that can withstand the heat and happily grow. The trees, flowers, and grasses of Texas have learned to adapt to the area and require less water. A landscaping company will have to not only know the best plants for the climate but the best plants for your yard. Finding the perfect plants are the only way to create a healthy environment. These are some of the best plants for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



The Blackfoot Daisy is a small, white perennial flower. They work well in pots or rock gardens and do not interest deer. These flowers can withstand direct sunlight and require little water. The Flame Acanthus is a perennial flower that has many names such as Texas Firecracker Plant or Hummingbird Bush. This flower does interest wildlife. It requires little water and thrives in direct sunlight.


There is a popular local grass that thrives in the environment along with another interesting flower. The Mexican Feathergrass, also known as Ponytail Grass, is ornamental grass. This tall grass protects the land from erosion. The Trumpet Vine is a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. This red-orange flower thrives in direct sunlight and requires little water.


There is a popular tree and of course, a favorite cactus that thrives in the environment. The Desert Willow is a small, ornamental tree that stands out with it's pink, red, burgundy and white flowers. This tree thrives in direct sunlight and requires little water. Butterflies and hummingbirds are known to flock to these trees, as well as other wildlife. The Smooth Prickly Pear is a favorite in Texas. Its flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds. It can handle extreme heat and require very little water.


If interested in professional landscaping for your property, look to Cut-N-Edge Lawn & Landscape out of the Rockwall, Texas area. With 20 years of experience, they know landscaping. Have a consultation with them and express how you want the yard to look. They design a layout and plan the exact look you desire.


Their landscaping company handles the lawn and gardens of their clients. They know which grasses, flowers, trees, and cacti will go with each lawn. They use soil, wood chips, rocks, and more for decorations. They make sure everything outside is handled, even lighting.

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