From bitter cold and brutal heat to bone dry and waterlogged, wild weather swings are becoming the norm — making it a challenge for gardeners to maintain resilient landscapes. Fortunately, SAWS Spring Bloom — the premier gardening event of the season — is right around the corner on Saturday, March 9! The theme of this… Continue Reading Get ready to ‘Garden Like a Texan’ at SAWS Spring Bloom
Given the ongoing drought this may surprise you, but May is historically one of our wetter months. That makes it the perfect time to tackle these tasks: Make sure your irrigation system has a working rain sensor. If the sensor is more than five years old, it’s time to replace it. Refresh the mulch in… Continue Reading Landscaping tips for May
Nearly two billion birds wing their way through Texas every spring, stopping in for food and rest along the way. With this delightful parade of feathered travelers, it’s no wonder San Antonio is a certified Bird City Texas community. The designation recognizes community efforts to ensure birds, wildlife and people thrive. Make your landscape a… Continue Reading A bird’s eye view of this bird city
Colorful, whimsical and low maintenance. Those are the common characteristics of cottage-style gardens — and what makes them our most popular Plant By Numbers landscape design. From curious yard art and meandering pathways to peculiar plants and edible herbs and vegetables, cottage gardens encourage visitors to linger and take it all in. Flowering plants and… Continue Reading Survey says: ‘Cottage Garden’ style ranks No. 1
Tired of staring at your sad sod? Think beyond boring turf and consider something more exciting to replace it — and use SAWS WaterSaver coupons to do it! Your grass does not need to be thriving for you to use the coupons. As long as you’re not planning to put plants in an established bedding… Continue Reading Patches of thin grass? There’s a coupon for that!
You don’t have to be a master gardener to have a beautiful landscape. And you don’t need to toil for weeks just to give it a sprucing up. Our new Plant by Number plans will help you easily eliminate problem areas in your yard and replace them with gorgeous water-saving alternatives. Maybe the grass near… Continue Reading Plant like a pro, yo
The calendar says autumn is upon us, but Mother Nature makes the rules. While it may not feel much cooler, the days are gradually getting shorter — making fall the perfect time to enhance your outdoor living space. (Hint: our Outdoor Living Rebate and WaterSaver Landscape Coupon can help!) Landscape lacking shade? Now is the… Continue Reading It’s September … but is it really fall yet?
From shady spots up against your house to areas beneath massive tree canopies, constant shade is not a friend to grass. Bermuda grass needs lots of sun, and deep shade may be too much for Zoysia grass. Lucky for you, there are plenty of flowering plants and ornamental grasses that thrive in the shade —… Continue Reading Got Shade? Give Up the Grass.
Sun, wind, and heat can be brutal to unsuspecting landscapes. Now is the time to tackle a few simple tasks to help it weather the inevitable scorching temps. Insect populations are at their peak now. But remember: not all bugs are bad bugs so be careful what pesticides you use. You want to keep the… Continue Reading Summer SOS for Your Landscape
Roll out the welcome mat for our tiniest avian friends! SAWS WaterSaver coupons make it easy — and affordable — to add some of these hummingbird-approved plants to your yard. Esperanza Both the native and tropical varieties are drought-tolerant sun lovers with bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. Mexican honeysuckle This tropical American native is drought hardy… Continue Reading Hummingbirds Love Our WaterSaver Coupons!