Summertime is grillin' time.
I think most San Antonians would agree that summertime is grillin’ time. Steaks, ribs, chicken, sausage, burgers and shrimp…More
Author: Dana Nichols
Topics: Plants, Summer
Container gardening with French flair.
Bonjour my fellow gardeners! The month of July holds two holidays similar in spirit — first is the American Independence…More
Author: Lisa Spears
Texas and the French connection.
Bonjour, mon ami — it’s Bastille Day! That’s right. With a slight twist of fate here and there, Texans could be speaking…More
Author: Mark Peterson
Discovery of thriving Texas natives gave Heather a plan for transformation.
Love brought this Acadian to San Antonio… and I got here as fast as I could!
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Topics: Landscaping, Summer
San Antonio's climate and geology are ideal for a Mediterranean garden.
There have been a lot of stories in the news recently about the benefits of the…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Summer
The rains last fall and throughout winter and spring have been plentiful and continuous. So much so that we can now come out of drought restrictions and…More
Consider your pet’s safety and outdoor needs when creating your garden.
When we put in the landscaping at our new home, we had to be cognizant of the…More
Author: Donna Fossum
Has your newly planted tree sunk and tilted as the soil settled? Follow these steps to help stake it straight.
The first tree my hubby and I ever planted…More
Author: Erin Conant
Topics: Maintenance, Plants
Mexican free-tailed bats are here!
If you are lucky enough to live in South Texas the Bracken Maternity Bat Colony, located in the vicinity of Garden…More
Building a bat house project with kids is a fun educational activity. Bonus: It's also a natural way to keep your yard bug-free!
Summer is finally here…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Wildlife
Beverages can be made with items you already might have. No need to worry about buying ingredients to make refreshing beverages on these warm summer days.…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Summer
When I was a kid, the end of school meant the beginning of a magical period of long lazy days, catching fireflies at night, camping out in the backyard…More
Author: Vickie Castilleja
Topics: Outdoor Living, Plants, Starter Gardener, Summer
As hot weather sets in and homeowners watch their landscapes wither into summer dormancy, many ask: “How much do I need to water my landscape this summer…More
Author: Nathan Riggs
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance, Summer
With the abundant rains we’ve received this spring, those with vegetable gardens are likely reaping huge rewards from seeds and transplants set out in…More
Topics: Outdoor Living
I love to visit our local nurseries and window shop. At my stage in life, plants are a bit of a luxury item and if I come away with a cute 4-inch perennial…More
Did you hear that? Shhh… listen carefully. Your weeds are trying to tell you something. The types of weeds popping up will tell you the overall condition…More
The home vegetable garden trend has seen a definite uptick in the last few years. As people become more aware of the benefits of organically and locally…More
Topics: Plants, Starter Gardener, Summer
As spring turns into summer, shade trees are full of leaves and pecan trees are working overtime to produce a pecan crop for fall. Unfortunately for local…More
Topics: Fall, Maintenance, Summer, Wildlife
How many times have you mowed your lawn this year? Tired of maintaining and watering it yet? Grass is the single most water-demanding and labor intensive…More
Author: Juan Soulas
Topics: Rebates & Coupons
Do you have water conservation ideas that’ll help make San Antonio a more sustainable city now and in the future? We want to hear them!
My dearest friend Lisa loves to garden. She also has a knack for turning everyday junk into unique containers, like this one:
But I have to say,…More
Érase una vez un jardín hermoso, era como sacado de un cuento de hadas. Pero este no era un jardín de fantasía este era real, muy real y estaba en San…More
Author: David Abrego
Se acerca la temporada de migración de la mariposa monarca en el centro de Texas. Al igual que con muchos otros polinizadores, existe una creciente preocupación…More
Topics: Plants, Wildlife
Congratulations San Antonio! Because of your diligence during our recent drought restrictions, SAWS and the City of San Antonio have decided to come out…More
One of the signs that spring is in full swing is the incessant sound of male June beetles (Phyllophaga spp. and others) crashing into the lit windows of…More
Topics: Landscaping, Spring, Summer, Wildlife
La fruta de la granada ha sido considerada por muchas culturas como símbolo de amor y fertilidad. Hoy, muchos estudios la consideran como una fruta que…More
Cuando estamos cambiando de residencia y queremos llevarnos esa planta que ha estado con nosotros por largo tiempo, pero esta ha crecido demasiado o quizás…More
Topics: Landscaping, Plants
Si usted sigue esta receta básica y añade un poco de sus propios ingredientes, tales como vías permeables, patios y pérgolas, usted estará en camino a…More
Topics: Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design
No todos tenemos un patio grande donde podamos poner en práctica nuestros conocimientos de jardinería. Si el espacio es nuestra limitante, recurrir al…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants
Perhaps you’ve been thinking of updating your 1990s grass-dominant landscape, or you’re a new homeowner who hasn’t had a chance to personalize your preselected…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design
“I have to water my plants — they’re drooping!” Oh, how I wish I had a dime for every time I heard that… You might find me in Provence nibbling cheese…More
Topics: Irrigation, Plants
We thought we would let you into the world of queries to the Garden Geek. Readers send us about 50 questions a month — and I answer most of them — but…More
You've heard "set it and forget it" – well don’t let this become your mantra; it could end up costing you. Irrigation is often the last consideration when…More
Butterflies and moths are sometimes confused with one another. There’s one easy way to tell them apart: look at the antennae. Butterfly antennae will…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Spring, Summer, Wildlife
Texas is known for its wide open spaces, diverse ecosystems, wildflowers and wildlife. And wildlife can range from the largest mammal to the smallest insect.…More
Topics: Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Plants, Spring, Wildlife
GardenStyleSA-friendly landscapes come in all shapes and sizes for every taste and budget. They can be neat and subdued, dominated by orderly evergreen…More
Topics: Irrigation, Rebates & Coupons
It’s an exciting time for natural areas here in San Antonio with San Antonians protecting, preserving, restoring and enjoying natural areas across the…More
Over the last few months I've been polling local natural area managers from the San Antonio River Authority, City of San Antonio Natural Areas, and Texas…More
Large expanses of lawn simply aren't practical here in South Texas. But for decades it’s been the standard in landscape design.
The truth is a lawn…More
Topics: Landscaping, Irrigation
In a region with 12 months of sunshine, little changes in the landscape from season to season. So it’s careful attention to details that count. Early spring…More
Bet you’re trying to come up with something extra special for the mother in your life. Why not give her something unique and handmade from the garden?
Topics: Maintenance, Planning/Design, Plants, Spring
Grilled pineapple is a light and refreshing desert that is just perfect for your Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or barbeque. It can be prepared on the grill…More
In San Antonio, the main advantages of planting a rain garden are two-fold: it slows down the rain to prevent pollution and saves a ton of water in the…More
Now is a great time to start thinking about how to add raised garden beds to your spring landscape. There are many different ways to build raised landscape…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Plants, Spring, Winter
Summer is just around the corner and that means gardening, lawn care and, of course, watering will top many to-do lists.
But before you haul out the…More
Topics: Irrigation, Spring
If you are a starter gardener like me, trying to decide what to put in a new garden bed can be intimidating. Even the tags that come with the plants aren’t…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Plants, Spring, Starter Gardener, Summer
We've previously discussed the proper watering schedule to establish plants including lawns and trees. So let’s put it all together in a brief, easy-to-remember…More
Topics: Irrigation, Plants, Starter Gardener
[caption id="attachment_7158" align="alignright" width="250"] GALLERY: Bugs that Break it Down[/caption]
The final installment in our four-part series…More
Thinking the hummingbirds hadn't arrived yet, I set out my feeder a few weeks ago in hopes of inviting them to visit on their way into town. Much to my…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Plants, Spring, Wildlife
For city dwellers and suburbanites, native vegetation and wildlife habitat are at a premium. But it’s simple to plan your own small-scale nature preserve.
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