The purpose of Texas SmartScape™ is to promote the ecological, economic, and aesthetic benefits of using landscaping plants, shrubs, grasses, and trees that are native or adapted to our regional climate and local conditions.
The ultimate goal is to conserve local water supplies and improve storm water runoff quality by reducing the amount of water needed to maintain landscapes while decreasing the amounts of pesticide, fertilizer, and herbicides used in landscaping practices.
This SmartScape web site is an interactive "how to" guide that contains over 200 plants in a searchable database. Visit the Website!
The SmartScape program was initially created in 2000 as a CD-ROM for North Central Texas through the volunteer participation, leadership, and vision of the following agencies: Tarrant County Health Department, Texas Extension Service, Tarrant Regional Water District, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Weston Gardens, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
The SmartScape web site was developed in 2003 through the sponsorship of the City of Irving, Dallas Water Utilities, North Texas Municipal Water District, Tarrant Regional Water District, and the Upper Trinity Regional Water District.
In 2005, SmartScape expanded to the West Texas region through the sponsorship, vision, and hard work of the City of Lubbock. Read more.