Take a Hike in Your Own Backyard

Take a Hike in Your Own Backyard

No need to drive to the nearest park when you can lace up your boots and "hit the trail" right in your own yard. Gardening is excellent exercise for your body and mind.

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it’s time for some fresh air and exercise. Let’s reconnect with our gardens and get a leg up on spring prepping!

More and more first-time homebuyers are not settling for a carpet of grass, a couple of twigs for trees and a few shrubs. They’re working out in their yards adding functional outdoor living spaces to entertain and relax, and creating water-savvy landscapes that are beneficial to wildlife.

Homeowners are moving outside and adding personal touches to their landscapes just as they do indoors to invest in their home.

Incorporating a 200-square-foot garden bed with drought-hardy plants is simple, especially if you use WaterSaver Landscape coupons to help facilitate plant selections and offset the costs.

In addition, adding functional living spaces and outdoor rooms is a huge trend this year, and you can create a 200-square-foot PatioScape and use our coupons to help offset those costs as well.

Combine both WaterSaver Landscape and Patioscape coupons to transform your whole yard into one that is functional, beautiful and uses less water.

Now is the perfect time to get out in your yard and start prepping your beds and patio areas. If you have an irrigation system, be sure to book a free WaterSaver Irrigation Consultation BEFORE starting your project — you just might qualify for other rebates to help with your landscaping project. Call 210-704-SAVE to book your consultation, or request an appointment online.

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Heather Ginsburg

Heather Ginsburg is passionate about helping homeowners and San Antonio save water. She brings experience as a landscape designer and horticultural therapist to each consultation she has with homeowners in her role as a conservation consultant for SAWS. Heather is an idealist and believes every homeowner can have beautiful low water-use gardens and functional outdoor spaces to interact with nature in a positive, life-enriching way. Heather is an urban farmer who works hard to teach her children to tread lighter on the earth.