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Why weed and feed is not one-size-fits-all

San Antonio’s growing season doesn’t click with the application schedule for these products. Read on to learn more reasons not to weed and feed. It’s spring and big box stores are [...]

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Landscape in a fog?

That’s your water and money drifting into the wind, and it’s a red flag that there’s a problem. Excessive pressure in an irrigation system can waste up to 50 percent of the water applied to a [...]

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A tale of two trees

This botanical meet-cute brings candy-colored hues to the Salado Creek Greenway every spring. There’s a unique natural phenomenon that happens in north-central Bexar County each spring: two [...]

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Keep your irrigation system under control

The average sprinkler system uses a lot of water — and wastes even more if it’s watering haphazardly. Follow these easy tips to wrangle wild sprinkler heads. In a region where prolonged drought [...]

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A bird’s eye view of your garden

Think of your garden as a welcome mat for migrating birds. Plant natives, turn out the lights and embrace our feathered travelers. Springtime in Texas can be simply sublime with its eye-widening [...]

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Winter weeds masquerading as your lawn

Don’t waste water and time trying to rescue rescuegrass. It’s official: rescuegrass has started going to seed. Among the spring weeds in yards and roadsides for the past couple of months, this is [...]

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Planting the perfect cottage garden

Colorful, whimsical and low maintenance. Those are the common characteristics of cottage-style gardens — and what makes them our most popular Plant By Numbers landscape design. As part of our [...]

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Hopping down the hop tree trail

With distinctive leaves and fruit, hop tree is an easy Texas native to identify — if you know what to look for. Hidden among the underbrush around Bexar County is a rather unassuming shrub with [...]