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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawnbridge, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    I need some help with some ideas for these beds at a local business. These are newly formed flower beds within a new parking lot. Beds are approx. 25 x 20. With the Long bed being 20 x 5. They do have irrigation. Live in central Texas where we are experiencing another extreme drought this summer, temps in mid to upper 100's. Zone 7. My concern is what to put in beds that will be heat and drought tolerant and withstand heat from black asphalt surrounding them.
    Any suggestions are very much appreciated

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  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Green Cloud Sage, Gulf Muhly, Mexican Feather Grass, Nearly Wild Rose, Salvia greggii, Rose Mary, Wild Petunia, Yellow Bells, Mountain Laural, Yellow Lantana, Desert Willow, and the list goes on. Plenty of choices and mulch will Decomposed Granite.
     
  3. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Duekster, That was some that I had thought of but I did see some suggestions that you had that never came to mind.. appreciate the help
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    My Pleasure, these are the ones I find that should do well in full sun and hot micro-climate. It would be better if you can use drip irrigation too.

    Can you work the soil any and get some OM into that pink rock soil?

    Also check your drainage... some of these plants hate wet feet.
     
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  5. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    Yes I have told them we were going to definitely need some organics worked in. I was not contacted until they had put in irrigation.. I will make that suggestion of possibly changing it over to a drip. Heck it's a bank, they got the money
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Not too hard to switch to drip really.

    It saves money
    It saves water
    It is green

    If you need any help hollar. I am only about 2 hours away.
     
  7. lawnbridge

    lawnbridge LawnSite Member
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    Hey I really appreciate it
     

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