Got herbs in your winter garden? Now’s the time to harvest them and make your holiday feast all the more savory.
Holiday feasts are the perfect opportunity…More
Author: Donna Fossum
Topics: Fall, Plants
We all have that one individual in our lives who’s hard to shop for during the Christmas season. Why not give them the gift of gardening? Be it our mother,…More
Author: Guest Author
Topics: Maintenance, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design, Starter Gardener, Winter
Never mind that the wildflower seed packet says to sow in early fall. Here in South Texas — where temperatures often stay mild through December — it’s…More
Author: Sarah Galvan
The humble acorn is more than just a tasty snack for many mammals, birds and insects. It’s also a valuable tool used by botanists to identify oak trees.…More
Author: Mark Peterson
Want to keep the holiday feeling in your landscape long after Christmas has passed? Check out this compact list of yuletide yard additions.
Winter is the perfect time to tend to your trees. Follow these simple TLC tips.
Although the winter season in San Antonio isn’t very distinct, it’s…More
Author: David Abrego
Topics: Fall, Landscaping
Selecting and planting trees isn’t rocket science. But knowing a few basics before you buy can help ensure the survival of your freshly sown sapling.
The holiday season is nearly upon us and that means it’s time to get crafty! Here’s a simple project you can make to dress up your door and welcome weary…More
Ever wonder if you might be overwatering your lawn? No need for guesswork. Just step outside and check for these sure signs of too much watering.
Author: Brad Wier
Topics: Fall, Irrigation
There are no truly deer-proof plants — except for plastic and silk ones. But stick with these tried-and-true choices and you shouldn’t have an issue with…More
Cover crops are an easy and economical way to provide extra natural fertilizer to your landscape or garden’s soil. And they have the ability to go "where…More
Topics: Plants, Winter
Ryegrass can use twice as much water as St. Augustine and it can weaken other grasses. So unless you enjoy spending money on your lawn during the winter…More
The end of Daylight Saving Time means setting your clocks back one hour. It’s also the perfect time to dial back your irrigation system controllers.
Topics: Landscaping, Irrigation
Contrary to popular belief, tree roots do not cause cracks in water or sewer pipes. They will exploit existing cracks, though. Just plan ahead before planting…More
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance
Migrating monarch butterflies have been spotted in San Antonio on their way to the oyamel forests of Michoacán, Mexico for winter hibernation.More
Author: Nathan Riggs
Topics: Fall, Wildlife
Understory is the unsung hero of your landscape, providing critical habitat for wildlife and requiring zero maintenance. Yet, it’s often underutilized.…More
Author: Dana Nichols
Understory trees like Mexican buckeye and Mexican plum provide a multitude of benefits such as color, layering and buffering from pesky neighbors. And…More
While fall is the perfect season to plant spring wildflowers in Texas, our weather is so unpredictable that the seeds often don’t get the right combination…More
All hail the pepper! Come celebrate the hot and spicy specimen — and learn all about other aromatic plants — during this year’s Herb Market, Saturday,…More
Topics: Fall, Outdoor Living
Autumn is a great time to work out in your yard, and there’s no better way to make changes to your landscape than by using SAWS WaterSaver Coupons! Deadline…More
Author: Juan Soulas
Topics: Landscaping, Rebates & Coupons
Although we can’t control the weather, we can do other things to reduce the chances of lawn disease — now and in the future.
San Antonio lawns frequently…More
If designing or refreshing your landscape is on your to-do list, start by perusing a few locally relevant books. They provide inspiration and lots of much-needed…More
Author: Heather Ginsburg
Topics: Landscaping, Planning/Design
Mulch is a natural way to enhance organic matter and retain moisture in urban soils. Early fall is the best time to apply mulch to your landscape for maximum…More
Using the summer sun (solarization) as a process of weakening or killing unwanted plants by harnessing the sun’s intensity. And summertime — in the full…More
We’re boosting some of the old options and adding a few new features at the suggestion of some of our readers. Our goal is to make the site more functional…More
Drip irrigation delivers water to the root zone of your plants right where they need it and without all the extra spray that causes rampant mold, weeds,…More
Topics: Fall, Irrigation, Plants, Spring, Summer, Winter
Just like on an artist's palette, hue is a powerful tool in the landscape. Think of your garden as a blank canvas. The goal is to create a focal point…More
Topics: Plants, Spring
Did you know there’s a feature on just about every irrigation controller that makes controlling the run times a lot easier? Unfortunately most people with…More
Author: Adolph Garcia
Cenizo is a stalwart in the natural Texas landscape. On a rocky western outcrop on a scorching August day, its blooms cover hillsides and valleys with…More
Topics: Landscaping, Plants
Ladybugs make for great natural pest control in your landscape since they feed on other insects to survive. But before you set them free to feed, follow…More
Topics: Outdoor Living, Plants, Summer, Wildlife
Whether planted in pots, or used as a border or ground cover, rosemary will serve you well in your landscape (bees love it!) and kitchen (it adds fabulous…More
Join us under the tent, for our program, Designer Landscapes for Historic SA presented by San Antonio Water System GardenStyleSA.com.
This free event…More
Grouping several of the same plants together is a great way to create movement and a serene scene in your landscape.
Want to keep your upcoming landscape…More
Gulf muhly grass is easy to grow and has a unique resistance to our temperatures and soils. And with color ranging from pink to purple and every shade…More
Why high-end landscape design can, and often does, save water
Have you ever driven through a high-end neighborhood and thought, “Whoa! Niiiiice yard!…More
Mountain laurel withstands reflected heat, thrives in poor alkaline soils, and only needs a little bit of water in return. These traits make it a great…More
Got a circular driveway? Don’t let this prime island of space go to waste. Use our Fall coupons to showcase a watersaver landscape!
A circular driveway…More
Topics: Fall, Rebates & Coupons
Palms provide a great tropical feel to your landscape without excessive maintenance and now is a great time to plant them. See the seven best we suggest…More
Whether you want to reduce the amount of grass in your landscape or just spruce it up, our WaterSaver Coupons can help you make water-saving upgrades to…More
Topics: Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Planning/Design
Butterflies go gaga over Gregg's mistflower — and it makes an attractive, unconventional groundcover. In addition, it's a tough native Texan!
I am so…More
Topics: Fall, Plants, Rebates & Coupons, Wildlife
Both Mexican and European olives are xeric plants and both can tolerate heat and drought.
Mexican and European olive are xeric plants and both are included…More
Topics: Fall, Planning/Design, Plants
Mexican olive makes a dynamic focal point in a garden bed. And, it's one of the many beautiful choices available for the fall WaterSaver Landscape Coupon.
Topics: Planning/Design, Plants, Rebates & Coupons, Starter Gardener
The very best way to limit oak wilt is selecting and planting the best oak species for our region that are resistant to this deadly disease.
Many of you…More
Topics: Maintenance, Planning/Design, Plants
A lot of mythology surrounds the oak wilt disease that's so common in our region. Arborist Mark Peterson sets the record straight.
During the last millennium,…More
True to its name, Big Bend yucca is a West Texas native that’s able to tolerate serious sun, heat and drought.
The first week of August can be tough in…More
Incorporating agaves into your landscape doesn’t have to be painful. There are a few agaves — and a few similar big succulents — that have soft or spineless…More
Late summer is a good time to do some simple touch-up maintenance — mulching, replanting, pruning — to your landscape.
Late summer is a good time to just…More
Topics: Landscaping, Maintenance, Summer
Want a plant to attract all the hummingbirds in the neighborhood to your garden? Look no further!
Flame acanthus is a tough, Texas native perennial…More
Topics: Plants, Summer
On the hottest days of the year, the drought-hardy Pride of Barbados shrugs off dry weather and offers up fantastic cone-like flowers in orange, red and…More
The hot dry weather has returned and with it the possibility of Stage 1 drought restrictions. For now, we remain in year-round watering rules.
Topics: Irrigation, Summer
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