The Q&A Archives: Recommendation on trees/plants

Question: Hello,

I am a new home owner in austin texas zip 78717

Could you please recommend me shade trees (medium height and spread) to plant in backyard at this time?

They should be low maintainance and also have colored flowers and leaves!

Also can you recommended me some annuals and perennials...which one to choose?

how to determine soil type?


Answer: Since you're new to gardening, you might want to browse the following resources;

For information on soils:

And, some ideas about designing your new landscape:

I think you will find these pages helpful and you'll learn a little more about what grows best in Austin.

Good luck with your new landscape!

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