Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk,
Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more
Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are
cooler to minimize evaporation.
Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and
holds soil moisture better than one closely clipped.
Use sprinklers for large areas of grass. Water small patches by hand to avoid
Collect water from your roof to water your garden.
Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won't run
when it's raining.
Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers
appropriate to your site and region.
Remember to check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and
keep the sprinkler heads in good shape.
Use a layer of organic material on the surface of your planting beds to
minimize weed growth that competes for water.
Look for products bearing the EPA Water Sense Label for items
that have been certified to save 20% or more without sacrificing performance.