Minimizing Lawn Disease in the Fall
Crisp autumn air is a welcome relief after a long, hot summer — unless you’ve been overwatering your lawn. Cooler temperatures and increased moisture make…
Author: Nathan Riggs
Fall, Irrigation, Maintenance
Be Your Irrigation System’s BFF
in-ground sprinkler system has a lot of moving parts that can periodically fail
or get damaged. You are the key to making sure yours operates efficiently.…
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Don’t Worry, Water Smart
Though it’s been a while, San Antonians are no strangers to drought
restrictions. Watering smart is the best way to maintain your landscape and
Author: Mark Peterson
Irrigation, Outdoor Living, Summer
Drought Got You Brown? Don't Double Down
For many homeowners it’s the norm to use more water on their landscapes in July and August. Although the reason seems obvious, the extreme heat is not…
Author: Brad Wier
Drip Irrigation – Careful with that Design & Schedule!
properly designed, drip can be the most efficient method of irrigation. But
when installed incorrectly, drip can use as much water as ordinary sprinklers,
Soaker Hoses — Good, Bad and Ugly
Soaker hoses can be an effective and efficient watering tool for beds,
shrubs and trees. But use them incorrectly and you may be blindsided with a huge
Author: Karen Guz
SAWS Makes House Calls!
Is your water bill higher than normal? You may have an irrigation leak on your property or your controller isn’t set properly. We can help you figure out…
Author: Donna Fossum
Once-a-Week Watering is Back
Stage what? Yes, the hot, dry weather has returned bringing with it Stage 1 drought restrictions. Here's a little refresher on what that means.
Improve Your Irrigation System’s Efficiency
you know making retrofits to your sprinkler system can translate to significant
water savings? It all starts with a free irrigation consultation.…
Take the Hand-watering Challenge
Just because you have an irrigation system, doesn’t mean it has to be the only way you water. The hose uses fewer gallons per minute than your irrigation…
Saving water and money is still the ultimate reward. But now SAWS residential water customers can earn a little bonus for their water-saving ways.
Building a Rain Garden in 10 Simple Steps
Building a rain garden can be complex or simple. We strive for simplicity here and an end result that’s both attractive and functional.
Irrigation, Maintenance, Rebates & Coupons
Are Weeds Driving You Nuts?
Nutsedge is not your average weed. It’s a gnarly nuisance that’s difficult to control. And it’s a sure sign that a yard is poorly drained, overwatered…
Irrigation, Maintenance, Plants
The Art of Wasting Water with Drip Irrigation
When properly designed, drip can be the most efficient method of irrigation. But when installed incorrectly, drip can use as much water as ordinary sprinklers,…
Calculating the Current Watering Advice
Ever wonder where those watering advice numbers come from? It's all very scientific. Weekly watering recommendations are calculated based on weather conditions,…
Hold Off on the Fertilizer for Now
Despite what you may have heard, it’s still too early to fertilize. Warm season grasses are still dormant so you’ll actually be feeding cool season weeds.…
Six Steps to an Irrigation Design Rebate
Got an irrigation system? If you've been pondering making changes to it — or getting rid of it altogether — now is the time to do it. You may qualify for…
Irrigation, Rebates & Coupons
The Best Controller for Your Irrigation System is You
No matter what brand or style of controller you have, knowing how it works and what settings to use will help you water more efficiently.
The truth is…
Winter Watering Grows Your Sewer Bill, Not Your Grass
It's winter and your
lawn is dormant — so why is your irrigation system running? Using extra water
outdoors now only makes your sewer bill grow later.
Hit the Snooze Button on your Irrigation Controller
At this time of year the lawn is dormant, or in a slumber. So don’t water. Just let it sleep. Your pocketbook will thank you.
During the holidays we’re…