Want Foolproof Flora? Take a Hike!
Spend time in nature studying what’s growing around you. It’ll make plant selection and placement for your new garden
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Fall, Outdoor Living, Wildlife
Citizen Scientists Wanted for Pollination Observation
Keep your eyes peeled for pollinators and share your observations on social
media to help raise awareness about the importance of native pollinators.…
Author: Sasha Kodet
Fall, Outdoor Living
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 Does Not Mean Death
is a normal occurrence in South Texas. But you can help minimize plant damage
and mortality by following a few simple rules.
Landscaping, Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Summer
Learn about Water-Saving Landscape Design
Want to transform your landscape, but don’t have a clue about how to begin? The WaterSaver Landscape Design Workshop is for you!
Landscaping, Outdoor Living
Upcoming Landscape Tours
The right landscape tour can be a great source of inspiration and ideas. If you’re considering making landscape changes using SAWS’ WaterSaver Coupons,…
Author: Juan Soulas
Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design
A Blooming Good Time with the Rain
year’s event is all about rain gardens — how to build them, use them and, most
importantly, what types of plants to put in them.
Outdoor Living, Spring
Easy-to-Add Living Space for Your Landscape
Building a flagstone patio is a lot like putting together a puzzle. It's also an entertaining project for the whole family. Just follow our simple steps.
Author: David Abrego
Outdoor Living, Planning/Design
Resolve to Get Gardening and Get Healthy
Your fitness resolution doesn't require a gym membership. There's an endless supply of exercise to enjoy right in your own backyard! Check out our ideas…
Author: Dana Nichols
Mitchell Lake Hoot and Harvest Festival
Join us Saturday, Oct. 29 for a free community fair filled with hayrides, arts and craft exhibits, a native plant sale, live bird shows, butterfly walks,…
Author: Donna Fossum
This Herb Market is HOT!
All hail the pepper! Come celebrate the hot and spicy specimen — and learn all about other aromatic plants — during this year’s Herb Market, Saturday,…
WaterSaver Coupons are Here!
Whether you want to reduce the amount of grass in your landscape or just spruce it up, our WaterSaver Coupons can help you make water-saving upgrades to…
Garden Pest Avengers
Got white grubs, fleas and fungus gnats?? Get beneficial nematodes. They’ll attack these insect pests, but are harmless to humans, plants and pets.
Author: Nathan Riggs
Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Plants, Rebates & Coupons, Spring, Summer
My Favorite Bug (Hint: It Rhymes with Plants!)
Sure, there are a few species of ants that haven't exactly endeared themselves to humans (I'm looking at you, fire ants), but most ants go about their…
Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Spring, Summer, Wildlife
Toxic Plants and Pets
There are lots of plants that have some degree of toxicity to pets, but most are not a threat except in extreme cases of allergy or unusual consumption.
Author: Guest Author
Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Plants
2016 WaterSaver Landscape Tour
Get a rare look at landscapes that offer very different approaches in design, but share the common goal of saving water at the 2016 WaterSaver Landscape…
Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Plants, Spring
San Antonio: Champion City of the Monarch Butterfly
Pledged to become a champion for monarch butterflies, San Antonio has taken the lead in becoming a place where monarchs can live, breed and feed along…
Fall, Outdoor Living, Plants, Spring, Wildlife
Birds are Living Color: Explore Mitchell Lake
Birds are living color. To partake in some of the color, take a mini stay-cation. Just 15 minutes south of downtown is the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center,…
Author: Brad Wier
Outdoor Living, Wildlife
Rest, Ponder and Plan: Strategize Landscape Changes Now
You don’t need to head outdoors to preplan improvements to your landscape. Get all the inspiration, ideas and how-tos you need right from the comfort of…
Hike in Your Own Backyard
No need to drive to the nearest park to hike when you can lace up your boots and exercise right in your own backyard. Gardening is excellent exercise for…
Outdoor Living, Winter