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Know the difference between EAA and San Antonio watering rules

Diverse water resources and conservation-minded residents help San Antonio avoid more severe watering cutbacks. By Byron Cox It’s no secret that drought and temperatures this summer have hit [...]

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Add Some Sizzle To Your Summer Landscape

Scorching hot days are looming, but that doesn’t mean your landscape has to fry. Now’s the time to perk it up with some heat-hardy plants! Summer is officially here, even though it already feels [...]

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Join the ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy You’ Project

Scientists from the University of Texas at San Antonio will study how the microbes in our soil affect our health. Bexar County homeowners are invited to participate! By Allison Veach, Ph.D. The [...]

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Winter Chores for the Garden

It may be wintertime, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend time in your garden. Tool maintenance and prepping your landscape for new plantings are two tasks you can tend to now.   Winter has [...]

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Managing Our Water: From Faucet to Gulf

Is a river still a river without water? Get the answer to this question and more during a webinar Oct. 21. By Gregg Eckhardt  How much water does a river need for its own health and that of [...]

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Pave the Way for Wildflowers

A wildflower bed might be a great option for a sunny, well-drained spot in your yard. Sow seeds now for a splendid spring show later. By Jerry Parsons, Ph.D. Fall is the time to sow seeds for [...]

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Herbs: Easy, Drought Tolerant and Tasty

Many herbs are more than just drought tolerant perennials and groundcovers. They can also add a little zing to your fall cooking. Herbs are used not only for culinary purposes but also for [...]

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Our Fuss-Free Plant Picks for Shallow Soil

Some plants fail miserably in thin soil. But these natives prefer and even thrive in these far-from-ideal conditions. by Kahne Cobarrubias  If you live north of 1604, you’re probably quite [...]

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Bee a Friend to Pollinators

One of the most helpful things we can do for pollinators is provide them space and resources. Then, just let them be. by Bruce Venable  Most garden enthusiasts don’t need to be reminded of how [...]

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Make Your Home and Yard Bird Friendly

The risk to our flying friends posed by human-made objects can be significant. But you can help keep them safe with these simple tips. by Andrew Barrett It’s a common sight in spring or summer, a [...]