The time to recognize the outstanding effort made by Rowlett residents who maintain their green spaces using environmentally sound principles is here. The Texas Smart Yard recognition is awarded only twice a year, during the Spring and Fall season. The deadline to apply for this Fall season is November 21st. Please refer to the link below to submit your application.
The Texas Smart Yard winner must meet the same criteria as Yard of the Season in addition to following environmentally friendly practices:
A landscape with varieties of drought-resistant plants
Wise management of soil and mulch
A process to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle landscape
A storm-water management system to control runoff and its pollutants
Promote an environment beneficial for pollinators, birds, and small wildlife
Environmentally friendly landscape practices help keep pollutants out of our watershed, reduce the amount of waste that must be treated, and provide habitat for pollinators, which are essential to every ecosystem on earth.
The City of Rowlett has chosen to support and encourage healthy pollinator habitat creation and enhancement by joining Bee City USA in the efforts to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides.
The City of Rowlett fosters broad-based community engagement in environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives starting with Texas Smart Yard, Tree City, and Bee City USA affiliates.