It’s cool to compost, especially if you have lots of uncooked fresh fruit and veggie scraps left over from your holiday feast.MeatIf you have a lot of…More
Author: Dana Nichols
Topics: Outdoor Living, Winter
Annuals aren’t typically touted as a drought-tolerant option, but they do add a nice burst of color to an otherwise monochromatic winter landscape.Oh,…More
Author: Mark Peterson
Need to tame some ferocious fronds of foliage? Try this tool trifecta and you'll wonder how you ever gardened without them.
In my work for SAWS conservation…More
Author: Brad Wier
Topics: Landscaping, Winter
Topping is a big no-no when it comes to tree pruning. If a potential contractor practices topping, move on to another provider.Winter is the best time…More
When planning a garden, it’s important to think about seasonal interest. Consider using evergreen plants along with a few colorful winter performers. See…More
Author: Sarah Galvan
Customize your own holiday door décor with just a few materials — including one that’s absolutely free and widely available this time of year: ball moss.Forget…More
Topics: Outdoor Living
rock-laden soils of south-central Texas present a unique challenge for
gardening and gardeners alike, unless you have the right tools. We favor these…More
Topics: Maintenance, Winter
At this time of year the lawn is dormant, or in a slumber. So don’t water. Just let it sleep. Your pocketbook will thank you.During the holidays we’re…More
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Skip the lines at craft stores — and save some cash, too — by looking to your garden for holiday decor inspiration and supplies.
I don’t know about…More
Author: Donna Fossum
During the winter native plants and adapted non-natives don’t require much water beyond natural rainfall. So choose a holiday once a month and water…More
Topics: Irrigation, Winter
Normally we begin pruning trees and shrubs in late November or early December, just after the first frost. But in hot and dry summers, your landscape may…More
you’re hanging on to any WaterSaver landscape, patioscape or rain barrel
coupons, time is running out to redeem them.
we draw near to the end…More
Topics: Rebates & Coupons, Wildlife
With a few easy changes to the way you maintain your landscape this
winter, you can create little spaces for wildlife and help protect other
Author: Cleveland Powell
Topics: Wildlife, Winter
you think you’re water smart? Take our quiz to test your know-how about all
things water in San Antonio.
thirsty lawns! Did you know…More
Author: Sasha Kodet
Topics: Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Plants, Rebates & Coupons
While you’re sitting around
digesting your turkey feast, grab a pencil and paper and jot down some ideas
for an outdoor living space or garden bed.
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Winter
Working with your homeowner association is a back-and-forth, collaborative process. Go into it knowing it may take a while and you may have to submit your…More
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design
We’re building an online tool so you can design your idyllic landscape — and we want to hear your suggestions!
Dreaming of a colorful landscape with…More
Topics: Fall, Planning/Design
For enthusiasts who love to grow their own herbs and attract butterflies to their gardens, several cool season herbs can be used as food plants for you…More
Author: Nathan Riggs
Topics: Fall, Plants, Wildlife
Our soil doesn't freeze like northern soil, so planting during the fall and winter provides the absolute best opportunity for plants to grow, thrive and…More
Topics: Fall, Planning/Design, Plants
CPS Energy wants you to plant some green in your yard. In return, they'll put a little green back in your wallet.
Shade trees, properly placed and…More
Topics: Plants, Rebates & Coupons
A high water bill may be your first clue that something is terribly amiss. But there are a few other signs that signal you may be overwatering your landscape.…More
From hauntingly humorous to truly terrifying, garden tales of misery and woe hover and haunt unsuspecting homeowners. Read on for the shocking revelations.…More
Topics: Fall, Plants
San Antonio is all aflutter with monarch butterflies, now migrating over Texas en route to Mexico to roost for the winter. Come celebrate this fantastic…More
Topics: Fall, Wildlife
The monarch migration flies directly over Texas. Plant milkweed species in your landscape now so mother monarchs flying in next spring will have plants…More
The autumn months are the best time to sow wildflowers for spring. But before you start planting, get to know a few particulars first.
This may be fallen…More
Author: Erin Conant
Spend time in nature studying what’s growing around you. It’ll make plant selection and placement for your new garden
Topics: Fall, Outdoor Living, Wildlife
being deer resistant and drought tolerant to attracting butterflies and bees,
salvias are the smart choice for your landscape.
Topics: Fall, Landscaping, Plants
residential water customers: there’s one more rain barrel distribution event
scheduled for November, but you must order your barrel by Oct. 20!
Topics: Fall, Irrigation, Rebates & Coupons
Got water-wise ways? There’s still time to earn points that’ll get you a bonus coupon to buy plants, landscaping supplies and other water-saving materials.…More
Author: Guest Author
Topics: Rebates & Coupons
To keep or not to keep: that is the question every homeowner must answer themselves when it comes to ash juniper in the landscape.
Growing up in the…More
Three weeks. That's how much time is left to treat yourself to a coupon that'll help take your landscape from weary to wickedly water savvy.
Topics: Fall, Landscaping, Rebates & Coupons
a little landscape design direction? Visit six San Antonio-area gardens that
were chosen for their artistic, water-saving ways and be inspired.…More
Topics: Fall, Landscaping, Planning/Design
you love it or hate it, cilantro is the star of this year’s San Antonio Herb Market,
Oct. 21 at Pearl Brewery.
Gone are the days of not knowing what plants to plant. Our nine gardening experts have each shared their four favorites — that’s three dozen plants to…More
Is your lawn ready to give up the ghost? You have until Halloween to apply for coupons that'll help put the most water-demanding, labor intensive part…More
Author: Juan Soulas
Topics: Fall, Rebates & Coupons
Keep your eyes peeled for pollinators and share your observations on social
media to help raise awareness about the importance of native pollinators.…More
Topics: Fall, Outdoor Living
Bring the warm glow of fall into your garden with two marigold-like
plants. Both boast bold yellow blooms and invite butterflies to linger in your
Author: Cleveland Powell
is upon us and so is the fall planting season. Check out our top 10 list of
native plants to sow this season.
tradition in South Texas…More
If you have a high water bill — and an irrigation system — look no further than the irrigation controller. Nine times out of 10, that's the culprit.
After a grueling summer, mulch is the perfect topper for your tired landscape. It provides much-needed nutrients — especially carbon — to the soil.
Topics: Fall, Maintenance
Dotted gayfeather is commonly grown for fresh and dried flower
arrangements, but it can be even more beautiful and beneficial in your garden.
Author: Sarah Galvan
Autumn is synonymous
with harvest. This fall SAWS is offering rain barrel coupons so you can reap the
rain in all its autumn bounty.
Its name means small in size, but the dwarf palmetto packs a big drought-tolerant punch! And it’s a unique evergreen addition to your garden.
Now is a good time to consider adding a palm or two to your
landscape. A palm, properly planted and established, requires no supplemental
water — and…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants, Summer
in-ground sprinkler system has a lot of moving parts that can periodically fail
or get damaged. You are the key to making sure yours operates efficiently.…More
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance
Though it’s been a while, San Antonians are no strangers to drought
restrictions. Watering smart is the best way to maintain your landscape and
Topics: Irrigation, Outdoor Living, Summer
No lawn? No worries. But if you have
a yard full of grass in the sun, this time of year can be rough. Follow our tips for a landscape that’s Texas-tough.…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Rebates & Coupons, Summer
Wouldn’t it be great to get a little something extra for your water-wise
ways? But wait, you can — when you sign up for the WaterSaver Rewards program!Nearly
Topics: Rebates & Coupons, Summer
Want to transform your landscape, but don't have a clue about how to begin? The Watersaver Landscape Design Workshop is for you!
For many homeowners it’s the norm to use more water on their landscapes in July and August. Although the reason seems obvious, the extreme heat is not…More
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