Gardening offers a lot during this time of Staying Home/Working from Home. Gardening gets you out in the fresh air (while respecting social distancing), addresses concerns about getting fresh food, and offers a new activity that the whole family can participate in.
Your garden can supply fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs in the places you traditionally grow flowers and shrubs. A pot on your porch or deck will grow most kinds of vegetables.
Try the National Gardening Association's website to get started.
For a more local take the SA Current offers, "Thinking of Growing Your Own Food in the Coronavirus Crisis? San Antonio Urban Farmers Offer Tips."
A complete listing of instructions and restrictions can be found on the attached flyer. Here are the highlights:
As of Sept. 1, 2013, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) in Texas can no longer prevent residents from installing native plants or drought-tolerant ones although they may still require members to follow landscaping guidelines and submit proposed changes for approval.
Find some tips on persuading your HOA from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Sway Your HOA.
Choosing plants that require less water helps our environment and ensures your garden or landscaping stays vibrant even under watering restrictions.
Saving water saves you money on your water bill, but SAWS residential customers can get a little something extra to reward you for water-wise ways. Apply for Watersaver Coupons and Rebates from SAWS. Find all the available coupons and rebates on SAWS' Garden Style San Antonio section.