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Indoor basil plant on a window ledge

Can’t take the heat? Stay inside! In the high temperatures, it’s difficult to stay outside all day and care for your lawn. Try caring for your house plants instead. Indoor plant care is similar to outdoor gardening with a few minor changes. Here’s a few tips on how to care for your indoor, house plants. …

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tomato plant

In the July heat it is hard to think about cold weather  but if you have  planted fall tomatoes in past years and failed to harvest ripe fruit before  cold weather  destroyed the plants, you will want to  consider “beating the cold” with the recommendations in this article. By planting now, in July, you can …

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Esperanza with a butterfly

Remove the seedpods from esperanza and poinciana to encourage more blooms all summer. Control fire ants by applying a fast-acting insecticide such as acephate to mounds close to activities. Spread a bait like Amdro over the larger landscape. Use products with the active ingredient spinosad in the vegetable garden. Pick okra when it is small …

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Flower in a crack

We can’t predict the weather but chances are it’s going to be really hot in San Antonio over the summer season and chances of seeing a lot of rain will be slim. Droughts can be devastating to your plants, but there is hope. During a drought or massive heat wave, it can be difficult to …

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Pride of barbados flowers

WATERSAVER LANDSCAPE COUPON PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY & HIGHLIGHTS COUPON Coupon recipients must meet these eligibility requirements: (a.) must be a SAWS residential water customer (b.) Must be the homeowner at the location where coupons will be utilized. Customers may only receive a maximum of eight (8) coupons (WaterSaver Landscape and Patioscape combined) per service address. Customers …

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fresh harvested fall vegetables

Summer is here and it’s bound to get HOT! Don’t let this scare you out of summer planting. Some vegetables require both warm soil and hot temperatures to grow and produce so do not fret. Here’s a short list of what plants go well with warm weather. Cucumbers Okra Peppers Squash Tomatillo Zucchini And more… …

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summer camp at the garden

Summer Camps: Registration Now Open! Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden this summer with STEAM-based camps focused on hands-on exploration, nature-inspired art, ecology and botany. From Eco-Explorers to Little Gardeners and a new Chef camp for teens, the Garden inspires budding naturalists, scientists, botanists, artists and chefs to dig deeper into the world of plants …

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Butterfly on a leaf

Gardens designed to attract and nurture butterflies are becoming more and more popular in our area because they are not only beautiful, but contribute to the health and well-being of one of our very important pollinators. Butterfly gardens also give us an opportunity to provide a fun and educational family activity. There is an impressive …

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flower pots

  Consider daylilies for your landscape. Look for the large bloomed selections that are blooming right now in yellow, gold, orange and rust. They are showy, drought tolerant, and not fussy about soil. The foliage makes an excellent groundcover unless you have deer in your neighborhood. Daylilies are a favorite deer food. The tomatoes, peppers, …

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Composte

The weather is getting warmer and this usually makes gardening a regular activity. Mulching will make this easier and much more rewarding. Mulching, which involves spreading a layer of material on the ground surrounding your plants and trees, will protect the roots from extremes of heat and cold and even helps control and suppress weeds. …

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