Silencioso en algún lugar de nuestro patio observamos a este miembro del jardín recordarle al distraído visitante de su presencia,…More
Author: David Abrego
No necesitas ser Steven Spielberg para saborear las maravillas del Jurásico, no necesitas encontrar una cámara del tiempo que te traslade…More
Topics: Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Plants, Starter Gardener
Hay sensaciones de paz y tranquilidad que son difícil de describir como por ejemplo el reconfortante sonido del silencio; o como…More
Si queremos suavizar el aspecto de alguna estructura como pérgolas, paredes o darle forma a un marco en un jardín o si lo que busquemos simplemente privacidad…More
Topics: Plants, Starter Gardener
The understory is often seen as the underdog of the plant world. But in reality, the understory is the workhorse of a forest, facilitating growth for all…More
Author: Mark Peterson
Topics: Fall, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Plants, Wildlife
If you have a tendency to complain about having immense amounts of shade in your yard, you won’t get any sympathy from me – not this native Texan.
Author: Erin Conant
School teachers by and large are creative people who are constantly thinking of new projects and craft ideas to help children learn and grow. I don’t know…More
Author: Lisa Spears
Topics: Planning/Design, Summer
By Ryan Davila
Many people think of a forest and immediately imagine trees towering far above their heads. Although this is one component of a forest,…More
Author: Guest Author
Drip irrigation has always been considered an efficient method of watering a landscape; efficient meaning a uniform amount of water applied over a uniform…More
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance
Keeping a beautiful landscape in South Texas requires a delicate balance of water, nutrients, sunlight and the right plants to make everything work in…More
Author: Nathan Riggs
Topics: Landscaping, Irrigation, Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Spring, Summer, Wildlife
By Nathan Glavy
As of July 31, customers of San Antonio Water System had to officially say goodbye to the flexibility of year round restrictions and…More
Few suspect and even fewer know that I really enjoy cooking, especially with fresh vegetables and herbs from a garden. But I live in an apartment and many…More
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance, Summer
Even though we think of many insects and arachnids as pests, all creatures perform a role in their ecosystems, even systems as small as a backyard. Scorpions…More
Because the hot, dry South Texas summer weather has returned and the Edwards Aquifer level continues to drop, San Antonio has returned to Stage 1 drought…More
Author: Donna Fossum
If unique yard art appeals to you, then the flea market might be your shopping destination. Here are some tips to know before you go.
For me, flea markets…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Summer
The heat and high temps of the summer, particularly in July and August, aren't the only culprits that take a toll on your lawn. If your St. Augustine grass…More
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance, Summer, Wildlife
For now, native and established trees don't need any supplemental water. But should the weather turn particularly dry, they might. Just be sure to water…More
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance, Summer
Calling all weekend warriors! Here's a simple side-yard scheme to make the space functional and beautiful — or, at the very least, hide your trash/recycling…More
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance, Planning/Design, Summer
Time to challenge your creativity and makes this place your home.
You’re the proud owner of a new home. After you get all the boxes unpacked, you’re probably…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Summer
Are your K–cup empties piling up because you can't bear to toss 'em? Well, those petite pods are perfect for plant propagation!
I read recently that the…More
Topics: Landscaping, Plants, Summer
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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