100 Reasons To Plant in Fall

100 Reasons To Plant in Fall

Autumn is the perfect season for planting. One reason: The milder temperatures help new transplants develop large, strong root systems. Need 100 more reasons? How about a $100 coupon to use on dynamic, drought-tolerant perennials!

It’s no secret that fall is the ideal time of year for planting. By planting in the fall, you give your plants the opportunity to develop a large strong root system before the next dry, hot summer arrives.

But the absolute best reason to plant in fall: the WaterSaver Landscape and Patioscape coupons!

When you remove 200 square feet of lawn, you’ll receive a $100 coupon to replace it with drought tolerant perennials that benefit butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

The WaterSaver Landscape coupon requires a minimum of 15 plants, but you’re not limited to that quantity and the selection of permitted plants exceeds 100. Each of these plants are drought tolerant, which means after establishment they require only one to four supplemental watering events a year in addition to natural rainfall. You have choices of shade or sun, colors and sizes, and evergreen versus deciduous.

Although plants are not the focus of the Patioscape coupon, it offers the opportunity to permanently reduce your monthly water consumption. Again, removing 200 square feet of grass will get you a $100 coupon ($200 if you have an irrigation system) to use toward materials for your patioscape. With a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, you can literally create a mosaic masterpiece using flagstone, pavers and stepping stones.

Both coupon programs end Oct. 15. Apply now and hurry to participating retailers for Landscape and Patioscape materials.

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Mark A. Peterson is a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you’re likely to find him hiking San Antonio’s wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.