Whether they’re trying to boost curb appeal or design their new home’s landscaping, your buyers and sellers will benefit most by selecting plants that fit their location. Here are two resources you can share that will help them with plant planning. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps The color-coded climate zone maps created by the USDA help gardeners determine which plants can thrive in their location. It’s created using the average annual extreme minimum temperature for all areas of the United States. For example, West Texas includes Zone 6b with an average annual minimum temperature of -5 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as Zone 9a with an average annual minimum temperature of 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. This means landscaping that could thrive in Zone 9a may not be able to withstand winter’s lowest temperatures in Zone 6b. Find these hardiness maps by ZIP code at planthardiness.ars.usda.gov. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension The AgriLife Extension office for your county provides research, tips, and programs specific to your location and can be a good starting point for landscaping resources. You can also tell clients to visit agrilifeextension.tamu.edu and click on the “Gardening & Landscaping” link under the Browse Featured Solutions heading for information on how to plan a garden, container gardening, and plant-specific growing tips.