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
Author: David Abrego
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!
Author: Donna Fossum
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
Author: Mark Peterson
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
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!
Author: Juan Soulas
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
Author: Brad Wier
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.
Author: Nathan Riggs
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
Topics: Irrigation, Planning/Design
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
Roses are a beautiful, xeric addition to any landscape in San Antonio, provided they have a little sun. Here are four robust varieties that can tolerate…More
If you’re growing modern, ever-blooming roses like hybrid teas (including Knockouts and Belinda’s Dream), February is the time for renewal pruning.
Recent below-freezing temperatures damaged some semi-evergreen plants, while others may only appear that way. It’s not a bad idea to wait for spring and…More
Topics: Maintenance, Plants, Winter
Know what to prune and when. Every cut you make signals a plant’s dormant cells to initiate new shoots; pruning too early can put tender new growth at…More
Capture the beauty of an early Texas spring — plant ornamental trees and shrubs. They’re some of the first to flower and are early nectar sources for pollinating…More
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants, Spring
Believe it or not, you can successfully grow citrus trees in San Antonio — and they’ll even produce fruit. It just depends on what you plant and where.…More
The mostly mild South Texas winter months are a pleasant, comfortable time to putter around your yard. You may even work up a little sweat and drop a few…More
Topics: Maintenance, Winter
Building a flagstone patio is a lot like putting together a puzzle. It's also an entertaining project for the whole family. Just follow our simple steps.
Topics: Outdoor Living, Planning/Design
Here in South Texas, January is the perfect time to plant because the ground never freezes. And the list of plant options is extensive, so don’t let these…More
Topics: Plants, Winter
It may seem counterintuitive, but winter is the best time to plant — at least here in South Texas. And your options of what to plant are numerous. They…More
Don't trash your Christmas tree — recycle it into nutrient-rich mulch for your garden! There are drop-off locations throughout the city that will be in…More
Topics: Maintenance, Wildlife, Winter
Pamper your poinsettia. With proper care it’ll serve you long after the holidays as a xeric evergreen perennial in your landscape.
Living in South Texas…More
San Antonio is home to three different species of jaybirds. If you’re observant and patient, maybe you’ll get to see one of these feathered jewels this…More
No, that's not cotton candy clinging to the pads of your prickly pear plant. It's actually a harmless scale insect that not only feeds on the plant’s moisture…More
Not sure what to do after visiting and feasting with family and friends? Start a new tradition — buy a tree in advance and present it to the group as a…More
Topics: Fall, Landscaping
Ball moss or mistletoe hanging out in the canopy of your yard won’t necessarily kill your trees, but it’s good to know the difference between these often-misunderstood…More
Topics: Fall, Plants
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