What about snakes and critters?

The overwhelming majority of snakes present in our home gardens are harmless, non-venomous and a valuable part of our native ecosystem. In fact, many snakes perform a valuable service keeping less desirable species of rodents and insects in check, providing efficient and natural pest control. However, some snakes can be hazardous or even deadly. Visit the Texas A & M University website for more information about local venomous snakes.

Some habitat elements, i.e. rock or brush piles, can attract unwanted animal inhabitants. Please research these design elements before including them in your garden plan.

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1. What are the benefits of native habitat?
2. What plants are acceptable?
3. What plants tolerate shade?
4. What plants help Monarch butterflies?
5. How do I create a pollinator garden?
6. How do I create a plan for my garden?
7. What plants benefit the City’s Bird City Texas Certification?
8. What about snakes and critters?
9. What about mosquitos?
10. Where can I buy native plants or seek help and assistance with my gardening choices?
11. Why is it important to manage stormwater?