- Plant your garden when temperatures are cooler and plants require less water — this is also less stressful for the plants.
- Use a thick layer of mulch around landscape plants and on bare soil surfaces — this reduces evaporation, promotes plant growth and reduces weeds.
- Arrange plants in your garden according to watering needs and consider your sprinkler zones.
- Remove weeds from the garden — this helps cut down on excess water consumption due to plant competition.
- 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 and use it on your plants and garden. You can also use water used to cook vegetables and pasta to water plants.