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Gardening 101 at The Grand Prairie

April 29, 2024

With spring now in full bloom, it’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and dig in to create the garden of your dreams in your new dream home at The Grand Prairie. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a novice green thumb, here are a few tips to help your outdoor space thrive into the summer. with our gardening 101 tips

Gardening 101

Preparing Your Plant Beds

Before you begin planting, it is important to properly prepare the soil to provide the best environment possible for plants to thrive.

  • Weed your beds and clean out accumulated leaves and debris to ensure access to moisture and sunlight.
  • If your soil is compact and dense, try turning it with a shovel. To improve the soil profile even more, you can add compost or fertilizer to introduce a dose of extra nutrients back into the soil.
  • Lastly, once your beds are weeded, turned, and free of leaves, top the soil with fresh mulch to help suppress future weeds and lock in moisture.

Plantings That Thrive in The Grand Prairie

Now that your soil is prepped and ready, it’s time to choose plants that are best for our climate.

  • Native plants usually require less water, fertilizer and overall maintenance. Plants native to South Texas include the purple coneflower, the black-eyed Susan, inland sea oats, the wax myrtle, knockout roses, jasmine, and more.
  • Flowering annuals and perennials that can take the heat but also do well in shade include azaleas, hydrangeas, camellias, begonias and impatiens.
  • Fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon, okra, basil, zucchini and squash are resilient and can flourish as the temperature rises.

To get started on your dream garden this spring, head to one of the local nurseries around Hockley including Green Desert and Rosehill Palms Landscaping & Garden Center.

If a master-planned community sounds like the right place for your family to literally put roots down, pay us a visit soon! The Grand Prairie model home park is now open with eight stunning models available for tours daily and an amazing welcome experience. Come see for yourself!

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