SAWS News: Don’t Plant — Prep Instead
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 651.4'
7/19/18 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed only once a week from 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. on your designated watering day as determined by your address.

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Don’t Plant — Prep Instead

Summertime, with its scorching heat and sparse rainfall, is not the ideal time to plant — unless you’re into cactus and palms.

Instead, the best thing you can do for your parched landscape right now is to re-evaluate it and prep it for autumn planting, especially if you want to take advantage of SAWS WaterSaver Coupons come fall.

imageHere’s what you can do now:

  • Add compost to turf and beds. Organic matter from the compost increases soil’s water-holding capacity and water infiltration.
     
  • Apply mulch to landscape beds. Two inches of wood chips or pine bark mulch helps retain moisture for weeks at a time and reduces the required water for plants by half.

Tackle these simple tasks now and you’ll be ready to put in new low water-use plants when the fall coupon season begins.

 

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