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