REAL ESTATE 2020EDITION
A guide to home & garden projects with advice from local businesses
PLANTS THAT ARE DROUGHT AND DOGRESISTANT Enhance curb appeal with these hardy sprouts BY BRIAN PERDUE
salt and nitrogen content burns plants—just like too much fertilizer,” Busby said.
and add to their property’s curb appeal. Houses along popular sidewalks may need to contend with dogs going to the bathroom—and potentially damaging plants. Busby said those homeowners need to “select plants that can withstand the twin assaults of drought and dog urine, which because of its
Paul Busby owns Busby Landscapes, a home-based business in Leander. The family-owned operation has been designing, installing and maintaining home landscapes since 2006. Busby said heat and drought are not the only hazards for homeowners looking to landscape their yards
Paul Busby has been landscaping since 1996. (Courtesy Paul Busby) Busby Landscapes
If dogs’ access to plants cannot be regulated by raised beds or fencing, Busby suggests these plants that are both drought- and dog-resistant.
Home-based business, Leander Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun. 512-567-8779 www.busbylandscapes.com
TEXAS SAGE “An evergreen staple in Texas
WEBER AGAVE “Beautiful and more graceful agave than others, in my opinion. Hard to kill. Rutting deer may damage it with their antlers, but they won’t eat it. Exceptionally low water requirement.”
LANTANA “Trailing varieties are semi-evergreen. White and purple varieties have similar growth habits. Water frequently in the pot until planted in the ground. When established, they require little water.”
SANTA RITA PRICKLY PEAR “Comes in varieties. Consider santa rita. Blooms in reds and yellows, and paddles themselves are reddish. Can get big, but with care, is easy to maintain in small spaces. Get a pruning sickle.”
landscapes. Can be planted in full sun, grows to 5 feet tall and wide. Flowers in spring and summer. Just plant it and forget about it.”
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CEDAR PARK LEANDER EDITION • JULY 2020
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