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The Spring 2022 Texas Smart Yard Winner

Congratulations to the Diop family!

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The Diop family was nominated by their neighbor who wished to recognize their efforts in building a healthy and vibrant eco-friendly garden that supports and encourages healthy pollinator habitats. In 2021, the City of Rowlett became an affiliate of Bee City USA®, an initiative created by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, to help communities sustain and reverse pollinator decline. 

Honorable mention, the Rose Family!

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The Neighborhood Planning team wishes to recognize with an honorable mention

n the Rose Family for their water management methods!


To the Diop family, the City of Rowlett and Keep Rowlett Beautiful appreciate your work in supporting environmentally friendly practices that assist with our commitment to conservation efforts and care for the protection of pollinators and their habitat. 

For more information about the City of Rowlett's commitment to sustaining pollinators, visit the Rowlett Bee City webpage.

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Texas Smart Yard Selection Criteria 

The Texas Smart Yard nominee must meet the same selection criteria as Yard of the Season in addition to the environmentally-friendly practices mentioned below. 

  • A landscape with a variety of native plant species, planted in the right location
  • Wise management of soil and moist
  • Reduce stormwater and its pollutants
  • A landscape with a variety of plant species that attract a variety of pollinators
  • Practice Integrated Pest Management methods that avoid the routine use of pesticides
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The City of Rowlett's commitment to environmental education and awareness  

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.

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 creating, restoring, and conserving healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides. 

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. 

To all Rowlett citizens and the business community

We need your help carrying out these initiatives that contribute to a healthy environment. Join us by practicing easy sustainable methods in your landscape by utilizing organic gardening techniques such as companion planting, making sure your garden soil is healthy and using an appropriate irrigation system that provides your garden with the right amount of water. Lastly in your garden and everyday life consider reusing, reducing, and recycling!