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
Author: Heather Ginsburg
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
Author: Sasha Kodet
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
Author: Mark Peterson
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
Author: Brad Wier
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
Author: Cleveland Powell
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
Author: Sarah Galvan
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
Author: Dana Nichols
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
properly designed, drip can be the most efficient method of irrigation. But
when installed incorrectly, drip can use as much water as ordinary sprinklers,
Topics: Irrigation, Planning/Design
Grass can be tenacious and return to compete with new plants if it is not eradicated properly.
For all of the talk about grass dying or looking unsightly…More
Author: Karen Guz
Topics: Fall, Landscaping, Planning/Design, Plants
is a normal occurrence in South Texas. But you can help minimize plant damage
and mortality by following a few simple rules.
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Summer
Soaker hoses can be an effective and efficient watering tool for beds,
shrubs and trees. But use them incorrectly and you may be blindsided with a huge
Topics: Irrigation, Summer
Itching to garden but lack the space at your tiny bachelor (or bachelorette) pad? Try container gardening! Most vegetables and herbs in a traditional South…More
Topics: Landscaping, Summer
turf grasses require more water than beds of perennials, shrubs or trees. So the
most effective change you can make is to replace the lawn with beds…More
Is your water bill higher than normal? You may have an irrigation leak on your property or your controller isn’t set properly. We can help you figure out…More
Author: Donna Fossum
Outdoor watering during our hottest months can account for 50 to 80
percent of a home's total water use. Try these water-wise suggestions to help
Author: Adolph Garcia
are not typically recommended as drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants. But
we’ve discovered a few select varieties to be as heat-hardy and…More
Topics: Plants, Summer
an extended summer vacation? It’s important to plan ahead to help your plants
survive the separation.
kids have been out of school awhile…More
The heat and high temps of July and August aren't the only culprits that take a toll on your landscape and lawn. If your St. Augustine grass is looking…More
Topics: Maintenance, Plants, Summer
While it’s always a good idea to paint
fresh wounds with an oil or latex paint, the heat at this time of year actually
helps protect against oak wilt.…More
Author: David Abrego
Add a little spark to your landscape this Fourth of July. Firecracker plants are garden superstars with bursts of tiny red blooms that glow like red embers,…More
Trees and shrubs provide us with shade, clean air, clean water and increased property values. During the summer months, these are the plants you want to…More
Even during some of the hottest times of the summer, South Texas gardeners can keep busy. Lucky for us there's still time to plant three great hot weather…More
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