A Model for the Future.
Our mission is to create a unique sense of place in Flower Mound. A place of respect to our history and model for our future society. Native landscapes, rainwater harvesting and dark sky lighting create an environmentally friendly oasis in the heart of Flower Mound.
In Texas, up to 70% of the water used in urban areas goes on irrigating exotic landscapes.
What if beautiful native plants could be grown with little to no maintenance? That’s just what we’ve done.
Because we care about the future of our water. Water is life.
Rain Water Harvesting reduces run-off, erosion, and contamination of our surface water.
Rain is our purest source of water, no minerals or salts. Many people are re-learning the ancient practice, quality, thrift and conservation values of collecting rainwater.
Our site lighting is designed to prevent glare and light trespass in accord with criteria established by International Dark Sky Association (IDA). No light pollution here.
On site plants or native low water plant recommendations for your yard.
We have over 75+ different species of native plants on site.
BLACKLAND PRAIRIE MIX
Native prairie grasses are typically formed by bunch grasses. This characteristic allows for wildlife micro-trails to occur under the grass canopy by traveling around clumps of the bunch grasses. Includes 48 species of wildflowers and grasses. And more coming.
SHADE FRIENDLY GRASSES AND WILDFLOWERS
Finally . . . a mixture of native grasses for the shade! These grasses thrive under dappled sunlight in and around woods and other areas of shade.
These annuals and perennials do well in moist soils. Plant them along creek or river banks, or in moist low lying areas for a succession of spring through fall blooms
BEE HAPPY MIX
Sometimes we tend to forget about the smaller things in life that really do make the world go ‘round. Just as wildlife has suffered from increased fragmentation of land through urbanization, so have bees, beetles, & butterflies.
When six million buffalo stampeded, the sound of their hooves blended into the rolling thunder. Rain was sure to follow… or was it? With rain came green grass and life. These grasses that evolved in the harshest of climate will surely thrive where people live now.
WHEN IT RAINS AT PRAIRIE COMMONS
.25” of rain =
RAIN IS HARVESTED
Rain is collected off of roofs and driveways in two different systems.
Water from roofs flow to large cisterns around the property. This water is tenant ready to be used for flushing toilets or filtered for drinking water.
Water from driveways and hard surfaces collects in bioswales. From there native prairie plants filter out contaminants releasing cleaner water downstream.