Native Texas plants suited for North-Central Texas (biggest selection DFW). Our outstanding selection of Native and adapted perennials, shrubs, trees, vines roses and ornamental grasses will help you transform your garden into a unique experience. We work with a number of local and regional growers that provide us with varieties of plants that you just won’t find at the Big-Box retailers.
One of the defining characteristics of Weston Gardens is our Demonstration Gardens. Several acres of gardens located on-site, will allow you to see Native and highly-adapted plants in an established, mature environment. All of the plants are marked with information signs and pictures, making selections for your own garden much easier.
In our Retail Store, we have a wonderful group of knowledgeable staff who are always available to help you with your questions. You will find that we have a large selection of Organic products, for maintenance of the gardens. It is part of our philosophy to use natural, organic products to maintain a healthy environment for our plants as well as ourselves.
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Shrubs, Groundcover, Color
Shrubs, Groundcover, Color
Excavate the bed area as necessary to remove all weeds and grass. This may require a 3" to 4" depth in heavily infested areas (especially Bermuda lawns).
a) In areas which are clean where no grass or weeds exist, no excavation is necessary.
b) Spraying herbicides will not clean up weedy areas and is not recommended.
Backfill excavated areas with a 5" to 6" depth of organic compost. Cover the area with organic fertilizer (e.g. Green Sense or Sustane at 10 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.) for color plantings. Rototill the compost and fertilizer into the existing soil to a depth of 3" to 4". This procedure provides an 8" to 10" prepared zone. Rake out the beds to remove all debris and to smooth the grade.
a) Also, grade the beds so that a crown exists (higher in the middle). This will help the drainage in the bed. Moisten the prepared areas before planting begins.
Select a proper location:
a) Allow for a tree's mature size/form.
b) Evaluate drainage and the horticultural needs of the tree.
c) Consider what you want to achieve (shading, windbreak, background, focal point, screening undesirable views, protection or shelter for wildlife, or ornamental value).
d) Proximity to house, sidewalks, etc.
No amendments to the backfill are necessary, such as peat moss, bark mulch, sand.
4" on Center
Determine the proper spacing for the mature size of the plant.
a) For groundcover and color, spacing may be closer for an earlier, mature look. General spacing rules for groundcover and color.
(Multiplier) x (Measured Square Footage) = Number of Plants.
Space plants and examine the site lines. Tear pot-bound root systems.
a)If the roots are matted, rip the outer edges of the root systems so that they will grow outward.
Set the plants level.
a) Plant so that the top of the root ball is even with the surrounding soil.
b) Setting too low will cause drowning and rotting.
Water the plants thoroughly. Mulch the beds.
a) Add a 3" layer of organic mulch, if possible...
b) Consider shredded hardwood or cypress mulch or compost.
Remember that even native and Xeric-Adapted plants require supplemental water and maintenance during their establishment period (approximately 1 1/2 to 2 year).
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