2023 Lawn & Garden Tax Holiday Listing

Click here for a list of participating locations!

If you’re planning a backyard refresh, you can purchase any plant, any product with a WaterSense logo and a number of other items without paying sales tax! Shop water smart this Memorial Day Weekend and save!



Below is a list of the items that qualify for the sales tax exemption:


WaterSense Products
During Memorial Day Weekend, retailers do not need to charge sales tax on any product tax free that displays a WaterSense label or logo. These items can be bought for either personal or business purposes.

Water-Conserving Products
Consumers can also purchase certain water-conserving products tax free. Unlike WaterSense-labeled items, these items are only exempt when purchased for use at a residential property.

Items are tax free during the holiday that are used or planted for:

  • conserving or retaining groundwater;
  • recharging water tables; or
  • decreasing ambient air temperature, and so limiting water evaporation

Examples of items that qualify for the exemption include:

  • a soaker or drip-irrigation hose
  • a moisture control for a sprinkler or irrigation system mulch
  • a rain barrel or an alternative rain and moisture collection system
  • a permeable ground cover surface that allows water to reach underground basins, aquifers or water collection points
  • allĀ plants, trees and grasses
  • water-saving surfactants
  • soil and compost

Examples of items that do not qualify for the exemption include:

  • construction/building materials
  • awnings and other items used to create shade
  • air conditioners
  • ceiling fans
  • sprinklers

For more information from the Texas Comptroller’s Office visit here.


If you own a retail business, CLICK HERE to get more information & let us know you are participating.