SmartScape™ Month is a regionally coordinated effort to promote the water conservation, pollution prevention, composting, proper lawncare maintenance and waste reduction principles of Texas SmartScape™. These principles offer a variety of advantages for local ecosystems and homeowners’ wallets. SmartScape™ methods not only add aesthetic value, but also contribute to the control of temperature, erosion, and invasive species while providing a habitat for a variety of pollinators. These methods also mitigate the excessive amounts of fertilizer and water required by conventional lawns, which can harm local bodies of water and the wildlife that rely on them.
By incorporating Texas SmartScape™ plants and strategies into your lawn care routine, you have the potential to save money, time, water, and reduce harmful chemical use. SmartScape™ approved plants are native and adapted to the North Central Texas climate and need less water and fertilizer to thrive in the intense heat of Texas summers. Try looking up several of the plants featured in our add this year – Penstemon, Blackfoot Daisy, and Gayfeather – to see how these tough Texas plants thrive in a variety of light and soil conditions. In addition, the Texas SmartScape™ program encourages proper design, care, and maintenance techniques to better protect the environment. Since March kicks off landscaping season here in North Texas, this is an excellent time to turn your yard into a resilient and attractive SmartScape™ yard by planting native and adapted plants. This year when you turn your lawn into a Texas SmartScape™ yard your yard will be Texas Tough, Texas True!
Household Hazardous Waste Event in Lantana, Denton County, Texas
Denton County is hosting a household hazardous waste collection event from 9am – Noon on May 1, 2021 at 11555 Lantana Trail, Lantana, TX 76226. For vouchers, to this collection event, please email your name, address, and phone number to email@example.com .
A permit requirement of the County is to monitor construction activities. This includes the unincorporated area and ensuring proper measures are in place to keep pollution at construction sites from entering our waterways.
In the Illicit Discharges section of the permit, the County is required to identify and eliminate illicit discharges into our storm drainage systems, list what non-storm water discharges are allowed into those drainage systems, and create a map of the drainage system, with at least the locations where our drainage system empties into a waterbody and the drainage area for that point identified.