Horticulturalists have a way of drawing out nature’s inherent beauty. Within Hillwood Communities, we highlight Texas’ natural splendor by intentionally nurturing our landscapes. But we don’t do it alone.
Meet Dr. Robert E. Moon, professional horticulturalists, plant parent, and yard expert extraordinaire. If you’ve toured our new home community, Pecan Square by Hillwood, you know how seriously we take our landscaping improvements. It’s one small way we prioritize the planet and connect our homeowners with trusted resources to help them do the same.
Here, we get to peek inside Dr. Moon’s verdant world for a day in the life of a horticulturist and learn how he helps us stay committed to our environmental responsibilities.
Plants have their own individual lifespans, internal timelines, and unique needs. Dr. Moon is an expert in native Texas species and garden landscaping and has devoted his career to seeing them thrive.
His job description involves, “research which is designed to promote efficiency in the growth, harvest, and storage of crops. In addition, horticulturalists also work with ornamental plants, trees, vines, and so forth, developing new plant varieties, innovative landscaping techniques, and gardening styles for all climates.”
When he’s not getting his hands dirty, he uses his extensive knowledge base to write newsletter to our residents, plan the Pecan Square garden calendar, hold quarterly landscaping meetings with homeowners, and offer monthly gardening tips to help yards stay lush.
Home landscaping isn’t just a fun pastime. It’s a way to connect with nature and your neighbors. It helps you plant roots in your community and grow something generations can enjoy.
Dr. Moon approaches landscaping from a place of aesthetics as sustainability. His home landscaping ideas to keep your yard looking its best, include:
Now that you know the basics you can move on to perfecting your green thumb.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Landscaping sets the tone for the rest of your home.
A Virginia Tech study discovered that better landscaping may increase your home’s value by 10 to 12%.
How can I improve my landscaping at home? Using native plants and following stated HOA guidance will help you ensure your yard can thrive in any season.
Been dreaming of tending a yard that’s all your own? Pecan Square by Hillwood is a homeowner’s dream with a vast array of community events and activities for any hobbyist, beautiful new construction homes from DFW’s top builders, unbeatable amenities, and our Canopy technology package included with every home (for when you finally have to come indoors).
Start your new home search now – spring is just around the corner!