For people wanting to do some spring planting and/or yard maintenance while sheltering in place, Richardson garden centers remain open, with some offering online ordering and in-store pickup for those who want to avoid browsing/shopping in person.

The City offers links to several online planting resources at its Richardson Plants web page, including Texas SmartScape, which offers a large database of water efficient plants, and the Dallas County Master Gardeners Association, which offers a handy planting calendar and posts answers to a gardening “Question of the Month.”