By Monika Maeckle
Monarch butterflies left their roosts in the Oyamel forest of Michoacán, Mexico on March 24 — their latest departure on record, according…More
Author: Guest Author
For most of us, our yard needs to be a multi-functional space. It’s where our children play, where we go to relax at the end of a long day, and a place…More
Author: Vickie Castilleja
Topics: Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Plants, Spring, Summer
[caption id="attachment_7158" align="alignright" width="250"] GALLERY: Pesky Bugs[/caption]
Last time we talked about the importance of insects as predators…More
Author: Nathan Riggs
Topics: Landscaping, Plants, Spring, Summer, Wildlife
[caption id="attachment_7158" align="alignright" width="250"] GALLERY: Wildflowers in South Texas[/caption]
Thanks to wonderful rains last fall and…More
Topics: Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Plants, Spring, Summer
Watering by hand is the most effective and efficient form of landscape watering.
Effective because the water is applied directly to the soil over the…More
Author: Mark Peterson
In a previous article, we reviewed the importance of insects as pollinators for flowers, fruits and other plants in the landscape. This time we’ll take…More
Topics: Plants, Spring, Wildlife
My garden is starting to wake up and it’s thriving from all the winter rain. In fact, I haven’t had to water since early last fall. The cherry tree’s blooms…More
Author: Dana Nichols
As we enter the growing season, it’s important to maintain proper irrigation by adjusting your system controller to accommodate daylight saving time.
Author: Adolph Garcia
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance
One frequently asked question I get is how to get rid of oxalis and clover. Although the two look similar and are often confused, in reality neither poses…More
Although I love the color green — green leaves, green T-shirts, green tea — I don’t particularly care for rivers, lakes, aquifers and a Gulf of Mexico…More
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance
This dish is a family favorite that's both easy and good — and even better when served up after a hard day's work in the yard.
Dana’s Easy Potatoes…More
Topics: Outdoor Living
Imagine taking a shower without the showerhead in place. Yes, you could take that shower, but it wouldn't be very efficient. The same principal applies…More
There are more than 1 million species of insects identified on Earth, and scientists believe there are millions more that are still undiscovered.
Topics: Plants, Spring, Summer, Wildlife
If you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and do something productive after a long, cold winter of being stuck inside. There is only so much house…More
Author: Donna Fossum
Topics: Maintenance, Spring
Spring will be blooming as SAWS and other participants will offer great tips to help spruce up your yard while still saving water.
Come on down to SAWS…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Plants
So many people ask me for plant choices that deer despise. And it saddens me to say there are none — unless you want a plastic landscape.
On the other…More
Once again, SAWS is offering two different coupon programs simultaneously. This is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing and combine the…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Rebates & Coupons
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the need to ensure your irrigation system is in good working order.
If your irrigation system was…More
Author: Karen Guz
As you may have already read, our Spring 2015 coupon offerings have expanded. While many will agree that more choices are better, it does mean you may…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants, Rebates & Coupons, Starter Gardener
While many homeowners have been eager to prune their disheveled perennials and shrubs, waiting until late February has its benefits.
Our feathered and…More
Every so often the airwaves are inundated with advertisements for weed and feed products. While each on their own can be useful, together they’re — to…More
An automated irrigation system offers many conveniences, but convenience is not without responsibility. You should inspect your irrigation system for potential…More
Author: Juan Soulas
Topics: Irrigation, Spring
You don’t have to give traditional roses to your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Get creative and use some things that you already have in your garden.…More
Spring is just around the corner and it’s almost time to start barbecuing and to get your irrigation system in good working order.
An irrigation system…More
As we anticipate the start of the first Watersaver Landscape and Patioscape Coupon of 2015, I can say we've all learned a lot. And if you participated,…More
Author: Erin Conant
Like the arrival of the purple martins, the wanton pruning of crape myrtles also occurs annually. It’s known by many names: heading back, topping, pollarding,…More
Recognizing that many of our new residents and part-time residents have Spanish as their primary language, we’re introducing a new category for our Garden…More
Author: David Abrego
Teniendo como objetivo primordial el ahorro de agua y la salud de las plantas, Garden Style San Antonio, es una página que nos permitirá adentrarnos en…More
You might think early spring is actually too soon for plants to be blooming, but there are some beauties that surprise us and start blossoming early in…More
Topics: Plants, Spring
Many people wonder whether they can plant citrus trees in Central Texas and if they’ll even be productive. I speak from experience when I say yes!
Although we have the luxury in South Texas of many drought-tolerant perennials to add color throughout the year, the landscape also needs a few evergreen…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Plants
During my tenure with the Texas Forest Service, I repeatedly heard the lament “Why are there no blooms on my Texas mountain laurels?”
Limited or no…More
Muchas veces, sin saberlo, estamos pagando por agua que no estamos utilizando ya sea porque hay fugas o porque nuestro sistema de irrigación está programado…More
Topics: Rebates & Coupons
Even though I’ve yet to make one, having a moonlit garden is a personal dream of mine. A moonlit garden is one that’s enjoyed late in the evening and through…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design
By Darik Conner, Guest Author
When constructed thoughtfully, a flagstone path can be the cherry on top of a well-managed landscape. Depending on the…More
Un sistema de irrigación podría ayudarnos a mantener nuestro jardín y ahorrarnos tiempo, pero hay que poner mucha atención. Saber cómo opera el control…More
Topics: Irrigation, Rebates & Coupons
Anytime there is a beautiful landscape on display, there are insects lurking in the background to take advantage of opportunities for food and shelter…More
Topics: Landscaping, Plants, Spring, Summer
For most of us, gardening is a form of relaxation. While some people refer to it as puttering around, gardening can be an opportunity to just enjoy the…More
Author: Lisa Spears
Topics: Starter Gardener
Living in South Texas has its perks. One of them is the opportunity to grow poinsettias for annual holiday beauty.
If you’ve been taking proper care…More
Topics: Plants, Winter
Winter is often a time of reflection and rejuvenation. Our winter isn’t cold enough to ache our bones, but it is brisk enough to turn our thoughts to our…More
Topics: Maintenance, Winter
A veces, reducir el tamaño del área con césped y llenar ese espacio con nuevas alternativas puede llegar a ser un gran reto. Pero en San Antonio, la misma…More
Desde1994, cuando SAWS comenzó a implementar programas para cambiar el césped por plantas que consuman menos agua, hemos escuchado que uno de los factores…More
Poner un poco de atención a las plantas que usted elije para su jardín, pagará dividendos a largo plazo – en cuanto a mantenimiento y apariencia.
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants
La jardinería nos brinda la oportunidad de interactuar, y porque no, de educar a nuestros jóvenes desde muy temprana edad. Por naturaleza la enorme curiosidad…More
Para lograr el equilibrio y mantener un paisaje atractivo, es esencial escoger plantas que creen un marco sólido en nuestro jardín. Por lo general estos…More
En jardinería no hay secretos, solo hay que educarnos y usar el sentido común. Si una planta determinada crece bien y florece, es que esa planta ha encontrado…More
That’s right folks, a new year is upon us and that means it’s time to bust out the black-eyed peas. (And, I don’t mean Fergie and friends.)
Topics: Outdoor Living, Winter
The decorations and lights have been taken down and the eggnog has been drunk. Now, what to do with the tree? Why not make mulch from it?
Topics: Maintenance, Plants, Winter
The gift-giving is done, the last scraps of wrapping paper have been thrown away and the new year is just hours away. Your landscape is probably the last…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Rebates & Coupons
This is the time of year that many gardeners start to ache for the color and inspiration that a spring garden in full bloom emanates. While it’s true that…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants, Winter
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