It’s time to transform your troubled landscape

If you plan to plant, act now — don’t wait until the heat of summer. And use our WaterSaver coupons and rebates to save some cash!

As sure as the scent of purple wafting from local mountain laurels is a harbinger of spring, so is the return of SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupons!

Through Oct. 15, SAWS residential customers can apply for up to four $100 WaterSaver coupons to replace part of your water-demanding grass with lush, drought-tolerant garden beds. That’s $400 in savings!

Whether your yard is sunny or shady, our approved plant selection (pdf) has you covered ─ from groundcovers such as silver ponyfoot and blackfoot daisy, to mid-sized perennials like colorful salvias and Earth-Kind roses, to small ornamental trees including Mexican buckeye and Texas mountain laurel.

For each coupon, you must remove at least 200 square feet of grass where you will place your purchased plants. You must also cap any sprinkler heads in the area where you install your new bed. By doing so, you may also qualify for our residential irrigation design rebate, which may further lower the cost of your outdoor project.

If you have an automatic sprinkler system, call 210-704-SAVE to schedule a free irrigation consultation before you start your landscape coupon project.

Act now if you plan to plant. Don’t wait until the heat of summer! Speaking of …

This summer is predicted to be another scorcher. The SAWS Outdoor Living Rebate is a great incentive to just let some pain-to-maintain grass go — and put a new deck or patio in its place!

gravel, rocking chairs and potted plants patio | SAWS Garden Style Conservation Water Saver San Antonio Texas

The rebate will help with the cost of a wooden deck or hardscape feature made of pavers or stones, or a combination of both. Previously constructed or current under-construction decks and patios are not eligible. The rebate ranges from $300 to $1,000, depending how much grass is removed (minimum 200 square feet required). After work is complete and approved, you’ll get a cash rebate!

Get all the details and apply online at

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Juan Soulas
Juan Soulas is a conservation planner for San Antonio Water System. Since joining SAWS in 2007 his duties have focused on residential water use. He works with his Conservation colleagues to help customers find ways to reduce outdoor usage without compromising the health and aesthetic quality of their landscapes. Juan also coordinates engaging outreach efforts with SAWS’ conservation partners -- Bexar County Master Gardeners, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – to increase community access to vital conservation information.
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