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September 2023 - Season 2, Episode 8

Go Gardening Season 2 Episode 8

Go Gardening Season 2 Episode 8

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Go Gardening is produced by the Gardening Volunteers of South Texas and Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District to focus on the importance of saving water through best practice landscape maintenance and design.

Go Gardening is also made possible through our sponsors San Antonio Water System and San Antonio River Authority. Thanks guys!


Yes, it is still unbelievably hot outside, but fall is just around the corner and that should bring some cooler days and nights and also a great opportunity to update your landscape.

“Fall is the best time to plant new native plants because there will be time for the new plants’ roots to become well-established before cold weather hits,” said Mark Peterson, Go Gardening host. “It also means the new plants will be ready to bloom in the spring. That makes September is the perfect time to plan to plant. Now is the time to look at taking out some of that high water use turfgrass and plan to upgrade your landscape with low water use native plants. We encourage homeowners to do a little bit at a time, but starting the transition to native plants is very important to help save water while creating landscapes that look like South Texas. The Cibolo Nature Center has some great examples of the types of native plants that can provide beautiful color to your yard. We would suggest you watch this segment of Go Gardening and then plan to visit the Cibolo Nature Center.”

In addition to learning about the Cibolo Nature Center, we checked in with one of our favorite native plant experts, Haeley Giambalvo, to see what plants she suggests for shady and sunny parts of the landscape.

Go Gardening's mission is to help people conserve water in the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers by teaching homeowners how to convert turfgrass areas to low-to-no water use landscapes featuring native plants.

You can now watch all previous episodes on GVST's YouTube channel.

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