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SAWS Outdoor Living Rebate
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This program helps customers replace a section of lawn with a new deck, or permeable patio created with flagstone, steppingstones, or pavers. Previously constructed or current under-construction decks and patios are not eligible. The rebate ranges from $300 to $1,000, depending how much grass is removed (minimum 200 square feet required). After work is complete and approved, you’ll get a cash rebate!  Combine all four programs — Outdoor Living RebateIrrigation Design RebateWaterSaver Landscape Coupon and Rewards Coupons — and you can stretch your budget to make significant landscape transformations to save water and money!

Find out more at this SAWS Garden Style link.

GVST Volunteers Needed for Bandera Market 
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GVST has been accepted to participate at the Bandera Farmers Market on July 15, 2022 during their monthly “Third Friday – Themed Night Market”. We need an Event Co-Lead and four volunteers to support a booth on site to share Water Conservation material, explain SAWS WaterSaver Programs and discuss or demonstrate a few water conservation measures. We cannot achieve this without you.  You can sign up to volunteer on the GVST volunteer web page https://www.gardeningvolunteers.org/volunteer.


As we continue to get back to in-person activities, we need you to volunteer to be there. GVST strives to be a leading gardening educational outreach organization and without your support in the community our message will not be heard.  We need 4 volunteers to support Friday’s (July 15, 2022) event. https://www.gardeningvolunteers.org/volunteer

GVST WaterSaver Landscape Design School for Fall

The next GVST WaterSaver Landscape Design School is set for September 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be held at the San Antonio Botanical Garden HEB Discovery Center Classrooms.

This class is comprised of four sessions of speakers and ends with an optional one on one design consultation for personalized information (attendees should bring a sketch and/or pictures of their landscape). Attendees will receive four books that will be utilized throughout the program.


If you or someone you know is interested in this class, please visit:



Advanced Registration is required:


Liven up your landscape with SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupons
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SAWS residential customers may apply for up to four $100 WaterSaver coupons to replace part of the water-guzzling grass in your landscape with lush, drought-tolerant garden beds. That’s a whopping $400 in savings!

Make your landscape dreams a reality with radiant plants like salvia, mistflower, cenizo and this region’s stalwart, mountain laurel and much, much more. Once established these water-efficient plants will not only look great year-round, but also help you conserve water and save money on your water bill.

For more details click here: https://www.gardenstylesanantonio.com/garden-tips-blog/return-of-the-watersaver-landscape-coupon/