Enjoying your Texas landscape all year long is achievable with the right plants. All-season plants bring the benefits of requiring less water, being drought-resistant, and heat tolerant. Year-round enjoyment is attainable when you work with a Texas landscape design team passionate about bringing all-season outdoor beauty to your home.
Plants require a particular environment, soil composition, and amount of care to thrive. Siara Designs can meet all of these needs through proper soil amendment, helping you choose the plants that thrive best in a Texas landscape, and providing scheduled routine maintenance or working with customers to offer education on the needs of their landscape. Full-service Texas landscaping solutions serve every seasonal need.
Year-Round Texas Landscape Beauty
Choosing the right plants for your landscape will increase the enjoyment you feel every time you walk outside. The beauty of plants should be enjoyed year-round. Here are a few plants producing a spectacular Texas landscape during chilly winter months and in the vibrant bursts of spring.
Texas Shade Trees
Texas shade trees lose their leaves in winter, allowing in the light on cool Texas mornings. But more importantly, they provide shade through the spring, summer, and fall months, helping to reduce your cooling costs. Choosing the best all-season shade tree for your Texas landscape is one of the most significant additions you can make to your home.
Live Oak or Texas Live Oak
Live oaks are the tree of family generations because of their ability to endure for hundreds of years. This tree extends skyward 40 to 50 feet and retains its green hue most of the year. A semi-evergreen, the live oak drops its leaves in late winter to early spring, only to produce new leaves before spring is over. This oak is an environmentally strong choice, helping you to save on utility bills because of its shading and cooling abilities.
Shumard Red Oaks
The Shumard red oak is known for its hardiness and adds the quintessential fall look and feel to your Texas landscape. It does lose leaves in winter, allowing for the warmth of the sunlight to warm your home. This oak stands between 50 and 60 feet tall when it reaches maturity.
A few of the attributes that make this tree phenomenal for urban landscapes include:
- Tolerates less optimal conditions such as compacted soil and poor drainage
- Withstands seasons of drought
- Unintrusive in neighborhoods
Texas All-Season Shrubs
Where trees draw the eye up, shrubs bring visual elements closer to the ground. Texas shrubs not only add shades of green but can also be highlighted with splashes of color. Evergreen shrubs bring beauty to your all-season Texas landscape.
Let us discuss the best options with you. Siara Designs evaluates critical aspects that contribute to the health of evergreen shrubs, such as light requirements, watering needs, and soil quality. The health and beauty of your Texas landscape reflect our commitment and dedication to working with the natural environment.
The sunshine ligustrum has no problem thriving in warmer climates under full sun. If blooms bring on an allergic response, but you still want to enjoy vibrant colors, the sunshine ligustrum may be an all-around best for your yard. The cheerfulness of its sunshine color adds life to your landscape year-round.
Its main requirement is well-draining soil, and mulch will protect its roots in cooler temperatures and help to hold moisture in warmer summer months. This non-invasive shrub will brighten your lawn all seasons.
Cenizo or Texas Sage
Fewer plants conjure thoughts of Texas landscapes than the Texas sage. This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant woody shrub is deer-resistant. The silvery leaves add a nice variation to more profound green landscapes but shine as the star of your lawn when it blooms profusely in shades of purple, deep pinks, or white.
No supplemental watering is needed during winter to support this drought-tolerant native species. Well-draining soil keeps this low-maintenance plant happy while it continues to attract butterflies and birds.
Dwarf Yaupon Holly
These low-growth shrubs make excellent ground coverings and hedges, pairing well with other plants in your Texas all-season landscape. This holly is particularly vibrant in winter, dressed in bright red berries that attract wildlife year round.
The dwarf yaupon holly is low maintenance, requiring no pruning and settling well into most soil types. This compact shrub is unintrusive and accents any lawn in Texas.
Alternative All-Season Additions
Consider these alternatives for their beauty, usability, and life in all Texas seasons.
Discovering a plant that can be added to bouquets for fragrance, used in meal preparation, and enjoyed for its blooms and hardiness can be challenging, but rosemary checks all the boxes. Growing approximately three feet tall, rosemary dons a lovely purple flower that adds a slight touch of color. Brushing against the rosemary releases a fragrant scent.
Rosemary requires little care and can be trimmed and used fresh in dishes or dried for long-term storage and use. There are a variety of rosemaries available. Work with our team of all-season plant specialists in Texas to determine which species complement your yard best.
An evergreen culinary shrub, the sweet bay is beautiful and adds flavor to chilis, sauces, stews, and soups. These branches are beautiful in aromatic floral arrangements and dry well for long-lasting botanical arrangements or herbal use. This plant works well in Texas landscaping planters or placed in the ground.
The plant produces a small cream-colored flower in the spring, eventually producing a blackberry. Sweet Bay is an all-purpose plant with few issues to report other than slight cosmetic browning during hard freezes. It can easily complement an entire landscape or add variety to an outdoor kitchen, where it will grow ready for immediate use while entertaining outdoors.
Texas All-Season Plant Specialists
Sustainable, low-maintenance, eco-friendly landscapes are the top priority when Siara Designs considers your all-season plants. Let’s talk and discover all the ways that our team can add beauty to your North Texas lawn and brighten up your landscape every season of the year.