SAWS News: Weeds Gone Wild? Nix ‘em Naturally!
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 683.5'
3/22/19 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 683.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Weeds Gone Wild? Nix ‘em Naturally!

Weeds are a part of life when you garden. Fortunately, there’s a simple and natural recipe to help you win the war on weeds — and give your back a break.


You only need three ingredients: 20-percent white vinegar, orange oil and dish soap. (You can find these at many garden and home centers.)

From a 1-gallon jug of vinegar, pour out and discard about 1/4 cup. Then, add to the jug two tablespoons of soap and four tablespoons of orange oil. Replace the cap and gently shake for a few seconds.

Pour some into a spray bottle and spray liberally onto all parts of the weeds you intend to kill. It helps to spray during the hottest part of a sunny day. You may need to repeat the application after two days if rainfall or new shoots occur.

Store the vinegar mixture in a cool, dark place, but not in the spray bottle — the vinegar may degrade the trigger mechanism.

This mixture works well on weed and grass seedlings as well as broadleaf weeds.

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