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Six simple steps to a splendid spring garden

Take advantage of our usually mild winter and get a jump start on the upcoming gardening season. Timing is everything when it comes to gardening. There may not be much snow around here in winter, [...]

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Take notice of nature

Start your journey of being totally present in the moment and become a keen observer of the natural world around you. I suspect that if you read this newsletter and visit gardenstylesa.com, you [...]

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Bring nature to your front door

Get outdoors to collect natural elements of the season so you can add a little holiday cheer to your front door. As the weather turns cooler, we can finally spend more time outdoors. It’s great [...]

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Fall Herb Market is Oct. 21

This one category of plants sails through sizzling heat with ease. It’s no wonder these fragrant floras are celebrated annually! If you were in San Antonio through summer this year, [...]

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Pros and cons and dos and don’ts of mulch

When applied correctly, mulch can help plants retain moisture and enhance the quality of the soil. With the return of somewhat cooler temperatures and even a bit of rain after our hottest-ever [...]

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Why it pays to replace your lawn with native plants

When maintained effectively, a WaterSaver landscape can reduce your outdoor water use by up to 50 percent. In Bexar County, water is the hot commodity. With our growing population, how we use [...]

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Help your lawn and garden beds survive extreme heat

Watering profusely will not make everything alright. In this heat, many plants are just trying to survive, not grow and bloom. Our Central Texas heat has always been a challenge for gardeners. [...]

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Watering wilting plants isn’t always the answer

It’s normal for plants to droop in the afternoon, especially in the brutal heat of summer. Before you water, check the soil moisture at least two inches deep. The Texas summer heat is on, with [...]

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Mighty little rain sensor

It has one job: to skip a scheduled irrigation cycle if it’s raining or has rained, helping you save water and money. We’ve all seen it. Someone’s sprinkler system watering the yard in the middle [...]

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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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