The landscape committee is compromised of volunteer residents. The current chair is Carol Deeb. We are always looking for new volunteers, and you don’t have to know about plants, irrigation, and gardens to be helpful.
The Landscape Committee is tasked with the choice of seasonal plants in the annual beds throughout the neighborhood, beautifying and improving our neighborhood and responding to resident concerns, ideas and opinions. There are often many projects happening at once so please check out our meeting minutes the most up to date information.
When & Where
How can I get involved or get in touch with the committee?
Please feel free to come to a meeting (no RSVP required) or email the committee at [email protected].
If you are interested in obtaining Landscape Committee meeting minutes, please email [email protected].
Kindly note that the landscape committee is not responsible for enforcing HOA rules and guidelines pertaining to resident maintained landscapes and property conditions. If you have questions regarding modifications to your lot’s landscaping or property, please reference the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions and the Residential Urban Design Guidelines.
Need to know more about watering your yard? Here’s a link with great information:
- Irrigation Basics — The How’s, Why’s And When’s Of Watering
- Crape Myrtle Care: Stop the Crape Murder!
- Fall Lawn Care: Keep a Healthy Yard Through Winter
RECOMMENDED PLANT LIST FOR THE UPPER TEXAS COAST TO ATTRACT BIRDS BUTTERFLIES AND BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS
ABOUT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS: Many other native plant species could be added to the list below, but I’ve chosen the following species based on three primary criteria: 1) they grow well in Harris and all surrounding counties, 2) they attract and beneﬁt birds, butterﬂies, and pollinators, and 3) they are very attractive and visually pleasing in the landscape. These plants will prove attractive throughout the year, as they ﬂower in spring, change leaf color in fall, and produce berries and seeds in winter. In turn, these same attributes will attract many species of birds, butterﬂies, pollinators and other wildlife throughout the years to come.
NATIVE TEXAS WILDFLOWERS
Blue Mist Ageratum Conoclinium coelestinum ( formerly Eupatorium coelestrum )
Goldenrod Solidago canadensis or S. altissima or Solidago sp.
Seaside goldenrod Solidago sempervirens Joe-pye Weed Eutrochium ﬁstulosum
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Eastern purple coneﬂower Echinacea purpurea Bluebell Eustoma exaltatum
Frogfruit Phylla nodiﬂora or P. incisa American basket-ﬂower Centaurea americana Gayfeather Liatris pycnostachia
Blue sage Salvia azurea Scarlet Sage Salvia Coccinea
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella Texas coneﬂower Rudbeckia texana
Lemon beebalm Monarda citriodora Missouri ironweed Vernonia missurica Green milkweed Asclepias viridis Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata
Gulf Coast Penstemon Penstemon tenuis Winecup Callirhoe involucrata
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis Rubra (dry areas) Drummond Phlox Phlox drummondii
Prairie Verbena Glandularia bipinnatiﬁda
NATIVE TEXAS GRASSES
Little Bluestem Shizachyrium scoparium
Knotroot bristlegrass Setaria parviﬂora
Gulf Coast Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris