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First tip: native plants are the non-gardener’s dream come true. Have you ever tried to grow plants, but constantly kill them? Or maybe you love the idea of plants, but are fully aware you don’t have the time or attention span to do it properly? I’m not going to lie, I’ve done some abominable things …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

Your tomatoes and peppers will thrive in containers when planted correctly. Keep the containers anywhere outdoors that receives sufficient sunlight so you can enjoy fresh garden vegetables even in a small space. Almost any variety of tomato or pepper that recommended for our growing area will grow well in a properly prepared container. Tomatoes are …

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When done correctly, pruning in springtime increases foliage, flowers and pollinators. Shortly, our flowering perennials such as salvia, penstemon, lantana, and esperanza will awaken from their winter slumber. Much like overgrown hair in need of a haircut, perennials need a good spring cleaning in the way of pruning. We do this for three reasons: appearance, …

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Bluebonnets

Create a calm, soothing outdoor environment by incorporating blue hues into your lush green landscape. Classic blue was the Pantone color of 2020, but I never got a chance to write an article praising blue in the landscape or offer my favorite blue plant suggestions. Even though it’s two years late, I’m sharing my thoughts …

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So-called deer-resistant plants often aren’t. But here’s how to keep your landscape from becoming the new trendy eatery for dinner-seeking does, bucks and fawns. To a famished whitetail, a perfectly manicured yard is a tantalizingly tasty menu. Once deer have established a comfort level and grazing routine around your lawn, they’ll make repeat visits for …

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Shade Tree

When you live in a climate like we do shade trees are an important part of the landscape.  Temperatures of 100 degrees plus are difficult to tolerate in the shade and even more unpleasant if there is no shade.  Now is a good time to plant a shade tree in a San Antonio landscape. Among …

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Now is the perfect time to make a change and replace your water-guzzling grass with a more resilient WaterSaver yard! You made it through another hot, dry summer and your excitement for fall isn’t about pumpkin spice lattes or Halloween. It’s that your water bill will be smaller so you can afford plenty of PSLs. …

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Schultz House Walkway

Planting Guide for New San Antonians Whether you’re new to San Antonio or just to South Texas gardening — this list will guide you on what to plant and when. San Antonio transplants often experience shock on their arrival to South Texas as they’re faced with dilemmas on what and when to plant. They are …

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Those yuccas, sages and muhly grasses likely don’t need all that extra water, even on the hottest summer day. In newer subdivisions, when it’s done right, irrigation is carefully laid out to water the grass and the landscape beds separately. This hydrozoning technique groups plants with similar water needs so thirsty plants (like grass) can …

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For green grass yards to thrive (or even survive) in our region, we’re forced to over-fertilize and over-water. But there is a better way. There’s a common misconception that every American home should be accompanied by a perfectly manicured lush lawn. Unfortunately, the reality of this ideology is that our region — with its bouts …

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