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Your guide to planting like a local

Whether you’re new to San Antonio or just to South Texas gardening — this list will guide you on what to plant and when. San Antonio transplants often experience shock on their arrival to [...]

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Creating a Winter Wildlife Haven is Simple

A few easy changes to your landscape maintenance are all it takes to create little spaces for wildlife — and help protect other residents that call Texas home. As temperatures fall and plants [...]

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Make sure your irrigation system is hibernating

In fall, winter and early spring, irrigation systems are mostly unnecessary. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and put them to bed for a long nap. We are way below our annual rainfall — only [...]

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Is your home ready to withstand winter weather?

While they’re rare, hard freezes do happen in South Texas. A little planning will go a long way in preventing major home and landscape disasters. Freezing temperatures are forecasted this [...]

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Fa la la flora

Most plants are dormant in winter. But there are a few that will make your landscape a yuletide treasure. From holly and mistletoe to poinsettias and Christmas trees, plants have always played a [...]

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Holiday help from your garden

Let your landscape lighten up the season with helpful last-minute gifts, delightful drinks and much-needed peace. With holiday shopping, baking cookies and a whole-house deep cleaning still on my [...]

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Last chance to plant spring wildflowers

In South Texas — where temperatures often stay mild through December — it’s not too late to get those wildflowers planted. Not surprisingly, we’ve had unusually warm temperatures in San Antonio. [...]

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Help your plants power through winter

Prepare and protect. Those are the tasks to tackle now, especially if you have tender, non-native plants. Winter is coming, and it could be moderate or severe. Regardless of the extremes, it’s [...]

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Reduce winter water use and save money in 2023

SAWS sewer charges are based on your average winter water use. So, watering your landscape less now can add up to big savings all year long. Fall and winter water use can impact your water bills [...]

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Lessons Learned from Winter Storm Uri

As below-freezing temperatures head our way, keep in mind how our landscapes fared after last year’s brutal winter weather. Nearly one year ago we experienced some of the harshest winter weather [...]