Want to get your spring lawn off to a healthy start? Then let the hoses and sprinklers collect a few more cobwebs. Even though things are starting to green up, most turf grasses don’t hit their growing season stride until April. If you start watering too early, the weeds will certainly get a boost, but… Continue Reading Hold Off on Lawn Watering — We’re Still In Stage 1
In winter, landscape plants are not actively growing. Winter weeds, however, are busy multiplying with every drop of water they get. As long as soil temperatures are below 70 degrees, turf grasses will not produce green shoots. What will turn green are germinating winter weeds like dandelions and henbit, along with all kinds of weedy… Continue Reading Too Much Water Makes Winter Weeds Go Wild
After a hot, dry summer, the San Antonio city manager announced the end to water restrictions effective Monday, Sept. 28. Recent rainfall has raised the level of the Edwards Aquifer, the cornerstone of San Antonio’s diverse water supplies. Since the aquifer had remained above the Stage 1 trigger level for several weeks, the decision was… Continue Reading Watering Restrictions Kicked to Curb by Recent Rains
Save water now, save money throughout 2021. It’s as simple as turning off your irrigation system for the season. SAWS sewer charges are based on your average winter water use, as measured across three complete billing cycles from mid-November to mid-March. So watering your landscape less now can add up to big savings all year… Continue Reading Switch Off Your Sprinklers and Save Money in 2021
Got an in-ground sprinkler system? Make sure it’s in tip-top shape with a no-contact house call from SAWS! One of our experts will come to your home to do a complete system checkup and review your landscape — all while you remain safely inside. If you prefer a phone consultation without the onsite visit, we… Continue Reading Schedule Your No-Contact Irrigation Checkup
Between triple-digit heat and scant rainfall, the dog days of summer have arrived with a vengeance — along with landscape watering restrictions for the first time since 2018. That means watering your lawn with an irrigation system, sprinkler or soaker hose is allowed only one day a week on your designated watering day, determined by… Continue Reading Water on Your Day
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a smart device that monitors your water use 24/7? To help keep your bills low and detect costly leaks? You can — with a flow sensor. And there’s a rebate for that! Flow sensors use the power of your smartphone to let you know in real time… Continue Reading Get a Flow Sensor for Nearly Nothing!
An in-ground sprinkler system can use 3,000 gallons or more each time it runs. And if it isn’t properly programmed or maintained, it can use even more. Make sure yours is in tip-top shape with a no-contact house call from SAWS! If you have in-ground irrigation, one of our experts will come to your home… Continue Reading Schedule Your No-Contact Irrigation Consultation
Well-timed rain events have helped keep things moist and green heading into summer. But triple-digit temps are likely to make a comeback, especially as the season wears on. Before you turn the sprinkler on full blast in the middle of the day, remember there is an ideal time to water. Our year-round guidelines encourage you… Continue Reading Do You Know When To Water?
SAWS has many programs and resources to help you avoid the hardship and hassle of a high water bill. Purchase a water flow sensor device and we’ll rebate you $150 toward the purchase after it’s installed. See all eligible devices at GardenStyleSA.com/sensor. Sign up for a monthly WaterSmart report at saws.org/watersmart. You’ll get a detailed… Continue Reading We Are Here To Help