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
Author: Mark Peterson
Topics: Fall, Plants
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.
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Topics: Fall, Rebates & Coupons
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.
Topics: Rebates & Coupons
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!
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design
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
Author: Brad Wier
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
Author: Juan Soulas
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
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.
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
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!
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
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