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Go Gardening Season 2 Episode 8
Welcome to Go Gardening, a project that is being produced by the Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District and Gardening Volunteers of South Texas. Go Gardening is also made possible through our sponsors San Antonio Water System and San Antonio River Authority.
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.
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 is produced by partners Trinity Glen Rose District and Gardening Volunteers of South Texas to expand the mission of conserving water in local aquifers like the Trinity Aquifer by teaching homeowners how to convert turfgrass areas to low-to-no water use landscapes featuring native plants.