Plant Tips

  • Remove weeds from the garden — this helps cut down on excess water consumption due to plant competition.
  • Use a thick layer of mulch around landscape plants and on bare soil surfaces — this reduces evaporation, promotes plant growth and reduces weeds.
  • Plant your garden when temperatures are cooler and plants require less water — this is also less stressful for the plants.
  • Arrange plants in your garden according to watering needs and consider your sprinkler zones. 
  • Spot water to green up dry spots. 
  • Create a compost pile and use it in your yard to add needed nutrients and organic matter to the soil.
  • Plants don’t drink as much water as you think! Learn how much water they need and how best to apply just the right amount.
  • Collect the runoff from your roof in a barrel (register for free with the Division of Water Rights first). A 50-gallon rain barrel can capture up to 73% of the total yearly runoff – here in Utah that equates to between 1,500 and 4,800 gallons a year, depending on your location. Learn more