- Be smart about watering. Depending on the weather or type of plants/turf, it is possible you may only need to water once or twice per week. Instead of watering later in the day, water early in the morning. When you water in the morning, you are minimizing evaporation.
- Set your mower higher. Depending on the time of year, mowing at 2.5 to 3.5 inches is your best bet.
- Summer showers water your flowers. If rain is the forecast, turn your sprinkler system off ahead of time. Water collected in rain barrels can be used at a later date for your outdoor plants.
- Check for leaks and breaks in your hoses and faucets.
- Sweep, do not spray. When cleaning your patios, decks, and sidewalks, use a broom instead of your hose.
- Use drought-resistant species. By planting native plants, they have the benefit of being adapted to local conditions.
- Let water do double duty. Bathe your pets outdoors in areas that may need water.
- Wash your car wisely. Washing your car with a bucket of soapy water uses far less water than leaving a hose running.
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