Upper Trinity
Regional Water District


900 North Kealy Street
P.O. Box 305
Lewisville, Texas 75067
(972) 219-1228
www.utrwd.com

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Water Conservation In Landscape

. . . Conserving Water For Today and Tomorrow

  •      Conservation      
  •        English Style     
  •      Japanese Style    
  •      Hill Country Style 

 

Water. What a precious resource! Everyday Upper Trinity Regional Water District works to protect our water. . . to safeguard the quality . . . to conserve this limited resource. . . and to be sure we have enough. Keeping landscapes healthy requires water, and often lots of it. Therefore, it is important to keep water conservation principles in mind when creating a design and when selecting plants and materials to enhance the landscape. We believe that every person can help sustain this vital resource for future generations.

As a demonstration project for customer entities, Upper Trinity maintains a Water Conservation Garden to showcase the beauty and practicality of water-conserving landscape. Located adjacent to Upper Trinity's administrative headquarters, the garden uses earth-friendly techniques to create a beautiful outdoor landscape that is in harmony with our north Texas environment.

The Water Conservation Garden is available for use by Upper Trinity members and Customers, garden clubs, developers and other civic groups who have a desire to advance their knowledge and use of water conservation practices in home and business landscapes. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 972-219-1228 or visit Upper Trinity's website at www.utrwd.com for more conservation tips.

The Water Conservation Garden includes more than 100 varieties of plants that are either native to Texas or are well adapted to the area. The plants and garden practices allow the landscape to thrive under drought conditions, and attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Native and adaptive plants use less water and require less fertilizer. As a bonus, there is no need to apply harmful chemicals - - thus, both conserving water and safeguarding water quality.

By appointment, the Water Conservation Garden is available for use by Upper Trinity Members and Customers, garden clubs, developers and other civic groups who have a desire to advance their knowledge and use of water conservation practices in home and business landscapes. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 972-219-1228 or visit www.utrwd.com for more conservation tips.

TEXAS SMARTSCAPE

Landscaping for
Water Conservation & Water Quality

Suggested Plants for
English Style Garden

Upper Trinity Regional Water District has developed landscape demonstration in different styles to illustrate the beauty and utility of using native and adapted plants. Plants actually used in the specific garden are noted in bold. Optional plants of equal merit are also noted.

Trees: Japanese Black Pines, Post Oak, Burr Oak. Other Options: Eldarica Pine, Austrian Pine,            Live Oak, Red Oak, Cedar Elm, Redbud, Eve’s Necklace, Ginkgo, Chinese Pistachio, Crepe            Myrtle, Savannah Holly, Little Gem Magnolia, Ornamental Pear.

Sm. Trees: Weeping Yaupon Holly. Other Options: Nellie R. Stevens Holly, Foster Holly, Wax            Myrtle, Yaupon Holly, Bird of Paradise, Carolina Buckthorn, Pomegranate.

Shrubs: Knockout Rose(Red), Nandina “Gulf-Stream”, Indian Hawthorn “Ballerina”,
           Dwarf Burford Holly, Bridal Wreath, Juniper, Creeping Juniper.

Other Options: Nearly Wild Rose, Rosemary, Greggs Salvia, Dwarf Crepe Myrtle, Althea, Chinese            Photinia, Cleyera, Compact Nandina, Dwarf Burning Bush, Dwarf Glossy Abelia, Dwarf            Pomegranate, Dwarf Spirea, Dwarf Wax Myrtle, Harbor Dwarf Nadina, Standard Nandina.

Perennials: Verbena, Dianthus, Daylily, Beared Iris, Liriope “Majestic”. Other Options:            Alyssum, Candytuft, Columbine, Purple Coneflower, Coreopsis, Daffodil, Gloriosa Daisy,            Gazania, Lantana, Plumbago, Mealy Blue Salvia, Thrift, Yarrow, Holly Fern, Japanese
           Painted Fern.

Hardscape: Boulders.

To protect vital drinking water sources,
Upper Trinity supports and uses organic landscape practices.

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If you have any questions, please contact: Nancy Tam @ 972. 219. 1228
Upper Trinity Regional Water District, P.O. Drawer 305, Lewisville, TX 75067

 

TEXAS SMARTSCAPE

Landscaping for
Water Conservation & Water Quality

Suggested Plants for
Japanese Style Garden

Upper Trinity Regional Water District has developed landscape demonstration in different styles to illustrate the beauty and utility of using native and adapted plants. Plants actually used in the specific garden are noted in bold. Optional plants of equal merit are also noted.

Trees: Options: Crape Myrtle, Savannah Holly, Redbud, Black Pine, Eldarica Pine, Austrian Pine,
           Red Oak, Bur Oak, Chinese Pistachio, Cedar Elm, Eve’s Necklace, Ginkgo, American            Persimmon.

Sm.Trees: Weeping Yaupon Holly, Japanese Maple “Dissectum,” Wax Myrtle, Japanese            Persimmon (Fuyu), Texas Persimmon, Nellie R. Stevens Holly, Foster Holly. 

Shrubs: Knockout Rose (red), Nadina “Gulf-Stream,” Indian Hawthorn “Ballerina,” Plum Delight, Carissa Holly, Dwarf Burford Holly, Creeping Juniper. Other Options: Nearly Wild            Rose, Juniper, Rosemary, Greggs Salvia, Dwarf Crape Myrtle, Althea, Bird of Paradise,
           Carolina Buckthorn, Dwarf Wax Myrtle.

Perennials: Daylily, Liriope “Majestic,” African Iris, Dwarf Mondo Grass. Other             Options:  Alyssum, Candytuft, Columbine, Purple Coneflower, Coreopsis, Daffodil, Gloriosa             Daisy,  Gazania, Lantana, Plumbago, Mealy Blue Salvia, Thrift.

Hardscape: Boulders, Flag Stones, River Rocks, Fountain. 

To protect vital drinking water sources,
Upper Trinity supports and uses organic landscape practices.

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If you have any questions, please contact: Nancy Tam @ 972. 219. 1228
Upper Trinity Regional Water District, P.O. Drawer 305, Lewisville, TX 75067

TEXAS SMARTSCAPE

Landscaping for
Water Conservation & Water Quality

Suggested Plants for
Hill Country Style Garden

Upper Trinity Regional Water District has developed landscape demonstration in different styles to illustrate the beauty and utility of using native and adapted plants. Plants actually used in the specific garden are noted in bold. Optional plants of equal merit are also noted.

Trees: Desert Willow, Texas Mesquite, Mexican Plum. Other Options: Live Oak, Pecan, Cedar            Elm, Eve’s Necklace, Ginkgo Tree, Eastern Red Cedar, Russian Olive, Texas Ash, Mexican            Buckeye, Western Soapberry, Redbud, Texas Persimmon, Lacebark Elm, Washington            Hawthorn, Black Locust.

Sm. Trees: Vitex, Vibernum “Rusty Blackhaw.” Other Options: Possomhaw Holly, Yaupon
           Holly, Smoke Tree, Bird of Paradise, Carolina Buckthorn, Butterfly Bush.

Shrubs: Texas Sage “Desperado,” Knockout Rose, Red Yucca, Nearly Wild Rose. 
           Other Options: Dwarf Yaupon Holly, Red Barberry, Coralberry, Gray Cotoneaster, Rock            Cotoneaster, Dwarf Crape Mrytle, American Beautyberry, Evergreen Sumac, Aromatic
           Sumac, Elaeagnus.

Perennials: Verbena, Blue Fescue, Lantana, Spanish Lavender, Russian Sage
          “Petovskia,” Purple Coneflower, Daylily, Mealy Blue Salvia, Iris, Liatris.
 
          Other Options: Columbine, Coreopsis, Gloriosa Daisy, Dusty Miller, Gazania, Plumbago,           Rosemary, Thrift, Gray Santolina, Candytuft.

Ornamental Grasses: Pink Muhly Grass, Miscanthus Morning Light, Miscanthus Zebra,            Dwarf Miscanthus Grass. Other Options: Glauca Grass, Pampas Grass, Fountain Grass.

Hardscape: Boulders, Flag Stones.

To protect vital drinking water sources,
Upper Trinity supports and uses organic landscape practices.

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If you have any questions, please contact: Nancy Tam @ 972. 219. 1228
Upper Trinity Regional Water District, P.O. Drawer 305, Lewisville, TX 75067