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

Aquifer Level 683.8'
3/20/19 - 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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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 683.8 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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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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