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.
Virtually Indestructible Annuals
are not typically recommended as drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants. But
we’ve discovered a few select varieties to be as heat-hardy and…
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.…
Easing Separation Anxiety
an extended summer vacation? It’s important to plan ahead to help your plants
survive the separation.
kids have been out of school awhile…
Chinch Bugs: No Easy Fix
The heat and high temps of July and August aren't the only culprits that take a toll on your landscape and lawn. If your St. Augustine grass is looking…
Summer Is Pruning Season for Oaks
While it’s always a good idea to paint
fresh wounds with an oil or latex paint, the heat at this time of year actually
helps protect against oak wilt.…
Design a Rain Garden with the Watersaver Landscape Coupon
Want to build a Rain Garden, but not sure where to start? Answer three simple questions before you pick your plants.
When planning a rain garden, a…
Firecracker Plants for the Fourth
Add a little spark to your landscape this Fourth of July. Firecracker plants are garden superstars with bursts of tiny red blooms that glow like red embers,…
It’s Cool To Be Shady
Trees and shrubs provide us with shade, clean air, clean water and increased property values. During the summer months, these are the plants you want to…
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…
The Hot Weather Vegetable Garden
Even during some of the hottest times of the summer, South Texas gardeners can keep busy. Lucky for us there's still time to plant three great hot weather…
Flower Bed First Aid
A healthy garden can defend itself without the need for chemical treatments. But if you discover something is ailing it, define the problem before you…
These Summer Plant Picks Are HOT!
Scorching hot days are looming, but that doesn’t mean your landscape has to fry. Now’s the time to perk it up with some heat-hardy plants!
Easy Fixes for Your Garden Glitches
Landscape problems, we’ve all got ‘em. But most of them have very simple solutions. Read on to find out how to solve some common garden glitches.
What’s the Secret to Gardening?
When it comes to gardening, many of us are stumped by all that it entails. But really, gardening isn’t so mysterious.
There are many garden-related…
Simple Schemes Save Water Too
When it comes to redesigning your landscape, a frequent goal is to reduce the amount of lawn you have to maintain. So simple is better, especially if your…
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.
How to Establish New Plants Quickly
Along with proper planting, proper watering leads to quick establishment and fast growth. The key is frequent, small amounts over the course of a few weeks…
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!
Gardening in Full Sun with the WaterSaver Landscape Coupon
Shade in short supply? The plants you pick for a sunny spot must be able to handle sporadic rainfall and scorching summer heat. The WaterSaver Landscape…
Plant a Hummingbird Garden Using the Watersaver Landscape Coupon
Roll out the welcome mat for our warm season avian friends — especially the hummingbirds! These coupon-qualified cultivars are all you need to successfully…
Festival of Flowers Is May 27th
From rain gardens to gardens that heal, the Festival of Flowers offers something for every shade of green thumb. Unlike other home and garden shows, this…
Extended WaterSaver Coupons Now Available
Transform more of your landscape over a six-month period, and get a coupon from SAWS to help you pay for every 200 square feet of grass you remove!
Finding Water-Saving Plants Just Got Easier
Back and better than before, the "Find a Plant" section on GardenStyleSA.com now has improved search functions, slideshows and other nifty features. Check…
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.
Vines are the perfect plants to soften the look of garden structures like pergolas, walls or frames.
If you want to soften the look of garden structures…
Tiny Soil Worms to the Rescue!
Got white grubs, fleas and fungus gnats? Get beneficial nematodes. They’ll attack these insect pests, but are harmless to humans, plants and pets.
Favorite Birds of the WaterSaver Landscape
Forget grackles and pigeons. When you opt for a WaterSaver garden instead of a lawn, you're rolling out the welcome wagon for a fabulous flock of the fine…
Webworms generally don't pose a threat to a tree's survival. In fact, they're more of a nuisance than anything. But if you prefer a web-free tree, there…
Lonely Bees Need Homes Too!
Do your part to save solitary bees — build them a humble abode. Bee creative and check our Pinterest board for buzzworthy ideas!
The lonely little mason…
The Neighborly Way to Sway Your HOA
Want to transform your water-guzzling landscape, but live in a community overseen by a homeowners association? Follow our five ways to work in partnership…
Bring Fiesta Color to Your Landscape
Fiesta may only come once a year, but you can enjoy the bold, beautiful colors of the festive event year-round right in your own landscape!
WaterSaver Coupons Return in May
Planning is the key to making smart water-saving landscape changes. Identify the areas you want to change now and you'll be ready to use our money-saving…
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…
Countless Caterpillars are Coming for Your Trees
Spring caterpillars have arrived and they’re famished. And your trees are the le plat du jour. Fear not! The birds are on it.
Spring is here and that…
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,…
Check Out Our New Event Calendar!
New and exciting things are happening at GardenStyleSA.com. We’ve been undergoing some renovations as of late on the website, but we’re thrilled to announce…
Pest Insects in the Landscape
Only two percent of insects are actually pests. We’ll introduce you to a few that have a negative impact on your landscape.
Scientists state that 98…
How to Get Rid of the Ants in Your Plants!
Got ants in your plants? There are three simple ingredients you can mix to create an effective and natural treatment for fire ants.
Bringing Buzzy Back
There are many things you can do to help pollinators. Start by making your garden prime real estate for these fuzzy, buzzy critters! Plant plants that…
Shades of Bluebonnets
Did you know bluebonnets aren't always blue? They actually come in seven different hues, all of which are legally the Texas state flower.
Who has not…
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.…
Lawn Care 101
Got a large lawn? Maintaining it doesn't have to be a huge chore. Just follow our four simple rules and you'll dramatically reduce your water usage, along…
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,…
Know your Natives: Damianita
When it comes to low maintenance, damianita reigns! Plant this drought-mocking native and you will have a bright display of color, texture AND butterflies!…
5 Weeds of Spring
The mild, moist winter has provided the perfect environment for cool-season weeds. The best weapon against them is your mower or weed eater — especially…
Backyard Rain Harvesting Project
Capturing the rain is a great way to save water and irrigate your garden. If you already have rain barrels, just follow these simple steps and you'll be…
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…
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…