They say Texas is like “a whole other country,” but as big and diverse as it is, Texas can seem like several different countries. Annual rainfall in Texas can vary by 50 inches or more from east to west; and low temperatures can vary by 30 degrees from north to south, so you know “there ain’t no one right answer” for yard care. This page currently contains links to information and resources for six major urban areas and their surrounding regions, but we’ll be adding others in the future as we are able. For now, pick the city closest to you, or the one with the most similar climate, for links to local resources you can use to “get YardWise.”

Local Resources: Austin

Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG):
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6800 Burleson Road
Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-916-6040

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department and Grow Green Program:
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PO Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: 512-974-2446
 
Farmers Markets:
Texas Farmers Markets
SFC Farmers Market
Hope Farmers Market
Barton Creek Farmers Market

Lady Bird Johnson (LBJ) Wildflower Center:
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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, Texas 78739
Phone: 512-232-0100
 
Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) WaterSmart:
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Physical address:
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 220
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 473-3200 or 1-800-776-5272
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Native Plant Society of Texas – Austin Chapter:
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To request information: http://npsot.org/wp/austin/join/
 
Texas AgriLife Extension – Central Texas Horticulture: 
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1600B Smith Road
Austin, TX 78721
Phone: 512-854-9600
Fax: 512-854-9611
 
Travis County Master Gardeners:
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Youth Gardening:
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Local Resources: Corpus Christi

Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners:
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892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX 78382
Phone: 361-790-0103
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Coastal Bend Council of Governments Environmental Planning:
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2910 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
Phone: (361) 883-5743
Fax: (361) 883-5749
 
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center:
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8545 South Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Phone: 361-852-2100

Texas AgriLife Extension - Nueces County:
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710 East Main Street, Suite 1
Johnny S. Calderon Building
Robstown, TX 78380-3148
Phone: 361-767-5223
Fax: 361-767-5248
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Ask the Agents: http://nueces.agrilife.org/ask-the-agents/
 
Texas AgriLife Extension - San Patricio County:
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219 North Vineyard
Sinton, TX 78387
Phone: 361-364-6234
Fax: 361-364-6237
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Local Resources: DFW

City of Arlington Environmental Services:
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201 East Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Phone: 817-459-6148
 
City of Grand Prairie Environmental Services:
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206 W. Church St., 2nd Floor
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: 972-237- 8055
 
City of Irving Think Green Be Green:
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825 W. Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060
Phone: 972-721-2355

Collin County Master Gardeners:
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825 North McDonald Street, Ste. 150,
McKinney, Texas 75069
Phone: 972-548-4232 (Metro 972-424-1460, x 4232)
Click here for Gardening Help Desk
 
eCoCoppell:
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PO Box 9478
Coppell, TX 75019-9478
Phone: 972-462-5191

Kaufman County Environmental Co-op:
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1100 Airport Road
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: 972-524-0007
Fax: 972-551-0854

Mansfield Recycling:
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1200 E. Broad Street
Mansfield, TX 76063
Phone: 817-276-4240
 
The Native Plant Society of Texas – Dallas Chapter:
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NCTCOG Department of Environment & Development:
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Mailing Address: PO Box 5888
Arlington, TX 76005-5888
Physical Address: 616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-640-3300
Fax: 817-695-9191

Plano  Environmental Education & Community Outreach:
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4200 West Plano Parkway
Plano TX 75093
Phone: 972-769-4130
Fax: 972-769-4219

Texas AgriLife Extension - Dallas County:
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10056 Marsh Lane, Suite B-101
Dallas, TX 75229-6071
Phone: 214-904-3053
Fax: 214-904-3080
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Texas AgriLife Extension - Tarrant County:
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200 Taylor, Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX 76196
Phone: 817-884-1945
 

Local Resources: Houston

Clean Water, Clear Choice: Harris County Watershed Protection:
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10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite 220
Houston, Texas 77092
Phone: 713-685-7350

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners:
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1402 Band Road, Suite 100
Rosenberg, Texas 77471
Phone: 281-341-7068
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Galveston County Master Gardeners:
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4102-B Main Street (FM 519)
La Marque, Texas 77568
Phone: 281-534-3413
 
Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Environmental Stewardship:
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3555 Timmons, Suite 120 
Houston, TX  77027 
Phone: 832-681-2525

Montgomery County Master Gardeners:
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9020 FM 1484
Conroe, TX 77303
Phone: 936-539-7824

Native Plant Society of Texas – Houston Chapter:
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P.O. Box 131254
Houston, Texas 77219-1254
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Texas AgriLife Extension - Harris County:
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3033 Bear Creek Drive
Houston, Texas 77084
Phone: 281-855-5600
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Ask a Master Gardener Help Line: 281-855-5600
 
Texas Coastal Watershed Program:
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1250 Bay Area Blvd., Suite C
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 218-0570
 
Texas Master Naturalist Program - Gulf Coast Chapter:
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Urban Harvest Gardening Advice:
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2311 Canal St., Suite 122
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-880-5540
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Harris County Gardening Hotline: 281-855-5600
 

Local Resources: Rio Grande Valley

**  See below for documents in Spanish
** … en Espanol

Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership:
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2401 East Highway 83
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Phone: 956-969-5607

Brownsville Water Smart Garden:
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P.O. Box 3270
Brownsville, TX 78523-3270
Phone: (956) 983-6100
 
Cameron County Master Gardeners:
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City of Brownsville Public Works Department:
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6035 Jaime J. Zapata Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: 956-838-6253 or 956-546-4357 (HELP)

City of McAllen Compost Facility:
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15201 N. 29th Street
McAllen, TX 78541
Phone: 956-681-4580
 
Hidalgo County Master Gardeners:
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Keep McAllen Beautiful:
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4101 N. Bentsen Rd.
McAllen TX, 78501
Phone: (956) 681-4562

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council:
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301 W Railroad
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: 956.682.3481 (ask for Recycling Department, ext. 123)
Fax: 956.631.4670

Native Plant Project:
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P.O. Box 2742
San Juan, TX 78589
 
Texas AgriLife Extension - Cameron County:
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1390 W. Expressway 83
San Benito, TX 78586-3869
Phone: 956-361-8236
Fax: 956-361-8240
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Texas AgriLife Extension - Hidalgo County:
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410 N 13th Ave
Edinburg, TX 78541
956-383-1026

Texas AgriLife Extension - Willacy County:
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170 N 3rd Street
Raymondville, TX 78580
Phone: 956-689-2412
Fax: 956-689-2031
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Valley Nature Center:
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301 South Border Ave / PO Box 8125
Weslaco, TX 78599-8125
Phone: 956-969-2475
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Valley Proud Environmental Council:
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513 East Jackson Street, Suite 304
Harlingen, Tx 78550
Phone: 956-412-8004
Fax: 956-412-8008
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General Helpful Links for the Lower Rio Grande Valley:
Vegetable Crops of the Rio Grande Valley (English)
Vegetable Crops of the Rio Grande Valley (Espanol)
Texas Citrus and Subtropical Fruits
Turf Grass Cultivation
Native Plant Selection for South Padre Island and Laguna Madre
Native Plant Selection for the Rio Grande Valley
Native Plant Handbooks
 

Local Resources: San Antonio

City of San Antonio: Recycling and Composting:
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4410 W. Piedras Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: 210.207.6428
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Gardening Volunteers of South Texas:
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6338 N. New Braunfels # 252
San Antonio, TX  78209
Phone: 210.251.8101 
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Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas:
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4901 Broadway Ste. 211
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 222-8430
Fax: (210) 222-8022
 
Keep San Antonio Beautiful:
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1700 Tampico Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207
 
San Antonio Water System (SAWS):
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2800 US Highway 281 North
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-704-7297 (SAWS)
 
Texas AgriLife Extension - Bexar County:
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3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 212
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: 210-467-6575
Fax: 210-930-1753 
 

Local Resources: Additional Regions 

Please contact your local county Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office. For the extension office near you, please refer to the County Offices Directory at http://counties.agrilife.org/.