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Pflugerville, Texas 78660                                          Email: cris@cjslandscapes.com

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New homes can look a bit naked until trees are planted and grow tall enough to frame the yard. Although there are several things to consider when choosing the right trees, adding trees to your landscape shouldn’t be difficult. We can help you decide which trees will work to enhance the beauty of your home, which is very important since you will be living with these trees for a lifetime.

Tree Benefits:

  • A good shade tree can reduce your air conditioning needs by blocking direct sunlight in the summer.
  • Trees can block cold winter winds to help lessen your heating needs.
  • Trees help prevent erosion.
  • Trees convert carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen.
  • Trees provide play areas for children (climbing, swings).
  • Trees can provide you with delicious fruit or nuts.
  • Trees can provide you with added privacy.​
  • Mature trees can add $1,000 to $10,000 in value to your home.

Shrubs are woody plants that lack a distinct trunk even though they have the same stature as a tree. They make up the foundation of many gardens as they offer structure and help create organization. Shrubs are diverse in terms of color, size, shape, and the amount of sun they need per day. If you are looking for a great way to reduce noise and increase your privacy, there are thousands of species and varieties available to choose from.

Choosing plants that are native to Central Texas will ensure that your plants are well-adapted to their new home. Native plants are naturally drought-tolerant, resistant to pests and diseases, require less fertilizing and pesticides and are important sources of food for wildlife.

Annuals bloom all season long, and tend to be bright and flashy. Annuals have their entire

life cycle (from seed to flower) during a single growing season. That means the roots,

stems and leaves die annually. The only bridge from one generation to the next comes in the form of seeds. Even though they will need to be replaced the following year, annuals are cheaper than perennials and are less of a commitment.

Perennials can last for three or more growing seasons. They can be planted as bulbs or seeds (bulbs must be planted in the fall to bloom in the spring) or purchased as young plants. Perennials have shorter blooming periods than annuals, so they are often paired with plants that bloom at various times to maintain color from spring to autumn. Every winter, the top portion of the plant will die and then regrow the following spring. Most perennials keep their leaves year round making them great to use as  borders and groundcover.

All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Regardless of their classification, cactus and succulents are known survivors. Their tough skin makes them unappetizing to most pests and predators, and because their stems, leaves or roots hold so much water, they are able to survive long dry spells.

Succulents have striking forms and unusual colors. They are easy to care for and are becoming an increasingly important design element in many gardens. Succulents thrive in sunny, well drained areas with very little maintenance. This is because their leaves or stems are filled with water and nutrients that allow the plant to grow and withstand harsh conditions. 

Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and can be found in extremely dry environments. All cactus have small, round, cushion-like structures from which spines, branches, hair, leaves and even flowers grow.  Thorny spines are the best defense for many varieties of cactus. 

These plants are great for xeriscaping and modern landscaping. However, it is important to remember that many of these plants can get quite large after several years. 

Native Plants

Cacti & Succulents


Types of Plants