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Rest, Ponder and Plan: Strategize Landscape Changes Now

You don’t need to head outdoors to preplan improvements to your landscape. Get all the inspiration, ideas and how-tos you need right from the comfort of your favorite chair.

When you look out at your winter landscape, how do you see it? Do you think it looks pretty good? Or, does it leave a lot to be desired?

Well, if you think it looks pretty good, it likely has elements of a GardenStyle landscape — a diverse collection of suitable plants that bloom at different times of the year, combined with patioscape living areas and very minimal amounts of turf.

If, however, your gaze gets lost in a sea of the expansive lawn because there’s nothing interesting to see, now is the time to make some improvements to your landscape. You don’t even need to go outdoors if you don’t want to. Just grab a cuppa, recline in your favorite armchair and curl up with your tablet (or device of choice) to browse Garden Style San Antonio.

We’ve done a lot of the work for you. Here are a few topics to jump-start your redesign:

  • Expand Your Patio Living Space – ditch the grass and create a backyard living room!
  • Spikes and Mounds – these bulletproof features are a simple replacement for the lawn.
  • Green Thumbs Up – brush up on your skills for successful gardening.
  • Give Your Irrigation System a Check-up – make sure it’s in good working order before you plant your spring garden.

But don’t stop there, sign up for our newsletter and keep reading GardenStyle to find the ideas that speak and inspire you.

Juan Soulas
Juan Soulas
Juan Soulas is a conservation planner for San Antonio Water System. Since joining SAWS in 2007 his duties have focused on residential water use. He works with his Conservation colleagues to help customers find ways to reduce outdoor usage without compromising the health and aesthetic quality of their landscapes. Juan also coordinates engaging outreach efforts with SAWS’ conservation partners -- Bexar County Master Gardeners, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – to increase community access to vital conservation information.
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