properly designed, drip can be the most efficient method of irrigation. But
when installed incorrectly, drip can use as much water as ordinary sprinklers,
Author: Brad Wier
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.
Author: Mark Peterson
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
Author: Juan Soulas
Topics: Rebates & Coupons, Summer
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
Topics: Planning/Design, Rebates & Coupons, Summer
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
Author: Nathan Riggs
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
A healthy garden can defend itself without the need for chemical treatments. But if you discover something is ailing it, define the problem before you…More
Scorching hot days are looming, but that doesn’t mean your landscape has to fry. Now’s the time to perk it up with some heat-hardy plants!
Landscape problems, we’ve all got ‘em. But most of them have very simple solutions. Read on to find out how to solve some common garden glitches.
Author: Heather Ginsburg
When it comes to gardening, many of us are stumped by all that it entails. But really, gardening isn’t so mysterious.
There are many garden-related…More
When it comes to redesigning your landscape, a frequent goal is to reduce the amount of lawn you have to maintain. So simple is better, especially if your…More
Saving water and money is still the ultimate reward. But now SAWS residential water customers can earn a little bonus for their water-saving ways.
Along with proper planting, proper watering leads to quick establishment and fast growth. The key is frequent, small amounts over the course of a few weeks…More
Want to transform your landscape, but don’t have a clue about how to begin? The WaterSaver Landscape Design Workshop is for you!
Topics: Landscaping, Outdoor Living
Shade in short supply? The plants you pick for a sunny spot must be able to handle sporadic rainfall and scorching summer heat. The WaterSaver Landscape…More
Author: Sarah Galvan
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design, Plants, Rebates & Coupons
Roll out the welcome mat for our warm season avian friends — especially the hummingbirds! These coupon-qualified cultivars are all you need to successfully…More
Topics: Rebates & Coupons, Wildlife
Transform more of your landscape over a six-month period, and get a coupon from SAWS to help you pay for every 200 square feet of grass you remove!
Topics: Rebates & Coupons
Back and better than before, the "Find a Plant" section on GardenStyleSA.com now has improved search functions, slideshows and other nifty features. Check…More
Building a rain garden can be complex or simple. We strive for simplicity here and an end result that’s both attractive and functional.
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance, Rebates & Coupons
Vines are the perfect plants to soften the look of garden structures like pergolas, walls or frames.
If you want to soften the look of garden structures…More
Got white grubs, fleas and fungus gnats? Get beneficial nematodes. They’ll attack these insect pests, but are harmless to humans, plants and pets.
Topics: Landscaping, Rebates & Coupons
Forget grackles and pigeons. When you opt for a WaterSaver garden instead of a lawn, you're rolling out the welcome wagon for a fabulous flock of the fine…More
Fiesta may only come once a year, but you can enjoy the bold, beautiful colors of the festive event year-round right in your own landscape!
Topics: Plants, Spring
Planning is the key to making smart water-saving landscape changes. Identify the areas you want to change now and you'll be ready to use our money-saving…More
Nutsedge is not your average weed. It’s a gnarly nuisance that’s difficult to control. And it’s a sure sign that a yard is poorly drained, overwatered…More
Topics: Irrigation, Maintenance, Plants
Ever wonder where those watering advice numbers come from? It's all very scientific. Weekly watering recommendations are calculated based on weather conditions,…More
New and exciting things are happening at GardenStyleSA.com. We’ve been undergoing some renovations as of late on the website, but we’re thrilled to announce…More
Only two percent of insects are actually pests. We’ll introduce you to a few that have a negative impact on your landscape.
Scientists state that 98…More
Topics: Maintenance, Plants, Wildlife
Did you know bluebonnets aren't always blue? They actually come in seven different hues, all of which are legally the Texas state flower.
Who has not…More
Got a large lawn? Maintaining it doesn't have to be a huge chore. Just follow our four simple rules and you'll dramatically reduce your water usage, along…More
The right landscape tour can be a great source of inspiration and ideas. If you’re considering making landscape changes using SAWS’ WaterSaver Coupons,…More
Topics: Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design
When it comes to low maintenance, damianita reigns! Plant this drought-mocking native and you will have a bright display of color, texture AND butterflies!…More
The mild, moist winter has provided the perfect environment for cool-season weeds. The best weapon against them is your mower or weed eater — especially…More
Topics: Maintenance, Plants, Spring
Capturing the rain is a great way to save water and irrigate your garden. If you already have rain barrels, just follow these simple steps and you'll be…More
Author: Guest Author
year’s event is all about rain gardens — how to build them, use them and, most
importantly, what types of plants to put in them.
Topics: Outdoor Living, Spring
intrepid women, Lee Marlowe with the San Antonio River Authority and Heather
Ginsberg with San Antonio Water System, brave raging wind and rain to…More
Topics: How-to Videos, Planning/Design, Spring
When it comes to gardening, what happens in
Vegas should stay in Vegas. Here’s why Sin City’s gravel-gilded grounds aren’t
a good gamble in Texas’ terrain.
Author: Dana Nichols
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design
Forget weed and feeds. The best fertilizer for your lawn is a dressing of compost in the spring and autumn, and allowing the leaves and grass clippings…More
Topics: Maintenance, Spring
Providing nectar sources for butterflies is important due to habitat loss and increased use of pesticides in crop fields. You can do your part to provide…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants, Wildlife
to lay out a planting bed for the next WaterSaver coupon? Measuring wheels and
tapes are obvious choices. But you can also get creative with other,…More
Author: Erin Conant
Topics: Planning/Design, Starter Gardener
The first flocks of purple martins will be back from Brazil this week. If you're enjoying the return of your martins, you're not alone: It's the weekend…More
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