September 2022 - Episode 5
Go Gardening Episode 5 - September 2022
Welcome to Go Gardening, a project that is being produced by Gardening Volunteers of South Texas and Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District.
Go Gardening is also made possible through our sponsors San Antonio Water System and San Antonio River Authority. Thanks guys!
We hope you enjoyed our first few shows over the past couple of months. You can now watch those Episodes on GVST's YouTube channel.
Because September is a great time to start planning for fall landscape upgrades, Go Gardening is bringing you three videos with that emphasizes the horticulturist’s maxim of “plan before you plant.”
The first segment takes you on a tour of one homeowner’s backyard which will be converted into an outdoor living area. You will get some great ideas of all the basics which go into planning for such a project. Then, because this type of project can net a very nice rebate for San Antonio Water System (SAWS) customers, Go Gardening spoke to SAWS representatives to get the details of how to go about applying for and receiving that rebate, which can range from $300-$1,000 depending on the amount of grass area you replace. And finally, the Go Gardening team talked to another homeowner who completed the whole process of converting a yard from Bermuda grass to a colorful wildscape which attracts butterflies and hummingbirds when the native plants bloom. Even during this most recent hot and dry spell, this homeowner only watered his landscape once a month.
The Go Gardening audience is growing and we would appreciate your feedback on the series. Also, feel free to send us your thoughts on what you would like to learn about native plant gardening in the near future.
We hope you enjoy this month's Go Gardening!