A Waterful Wish for Your Yard in 2019

In a perfect world, every landscape would have the right plants and use very little water. Give your yard a shot at perfection — consult a SAWS conservation expert!

A new year usually means a fresh start. That applies to your landscape, too

My wish for 2019 is that before starting your landscape project, you enlist the help of a conservation consultant to guide you in the process of creating a lush landscape that doesn’t use a lot of water.

If you’ve already completed your project, we can still offer helpful suggestions. If you have an irrigation system, just give us a call at 210-704-SAVE or send us an email and we’ll set up a time to come out and talk with you.

Even if you decide not to contact us, just taking a minute or two to browse Garden Style San Antonio can potentially save you thousands of dollars. Let me explain how!

Adding an irrigation system to your brand new landscape, or as part of a renovation project, is a large investment that can be avoided if you follow a few simple recommendations.

First, ensure the plants in your plan have proven to grow in the place where you live without the need for supplemental watering with an irrigation system. Looking to the natural areas close to your home is a good place to start. Also, contact local master gardeners or get involved with local garden clubs and native plant societies — they’re all a wealth of valuable information for drought hardy landscapes.

Likewise, when choosing your landscape plants, make sure you know their basic needs (sun, shade, soil, fertilizer and water). You don’t have to go very far to find all this information, our plant database will provide you with all the information you need.

When it comes to watering your landscape, an irrigation system is not necessarily the best way to go. In-ground irrigation systems require constant maintenance and it’s easy to lose track of your water consumption. During our consultations, we often discover the culprit of a large water bill is an irrigation system that’s over-scheduled or malfunctioning.

Lastly, minimizing your lawn area can help reduce your water use tremendously since lawns require the most water and regular maintenance.

David Abrego
David Abrego
David Abrego is a conservation consultant for SAWS. David, a native of Panama, likes to spend his time surrounded by plants and fruit trees. So if you can’t find him at home, he’s probably working in a greenhouse. David is also an arborist and an irrigation technician.
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